Typed letter from 1956 describing the White House - Stock image
Cricket Player, Description, Famous Place, International Landmark, Sport of Cricket
London, England - November 30, 2011: A portion of a typewritten letter dated 1956 which the writer sent it home to his family in England. On his travels around the Eastern United States, he stopped off for a tour of the White House in Washington, DC - and apparently was not impressed! Another part of the letter mentions the 'fine innings' by Cyril Washbrook in the cricket Test Match at Headingley, in which he made 98 runs. Also mentioned is the 'Docker affair' - Sir Bernard Docker, as Managing Director of the Birmingham Small Arms group of companies (who also made BSA motorcycles) was involved in an acrimonious dispute with the board and shareholders of the company which resulted in his departure. Sir Bernard and Lady Docker were renowned for their lavish lifestyle and were reviled by press and public alike.