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This is a Central Office of Information photograph taken about 1946. Its caption reads "The paperwork involved on a single load of produce from a member is shown in this layout of forms. From the consignment note at the top, entries are made of the load's journey, price received etc., together with the charges made by the society to the member, deposits, to the finish payment by cheque to the member."

Alan Bunting recalls " the company accountant for over 40 years my father normally wrote all the cheques, until the momentous day he persuaded the committee to invest in one of the first cheque writing machines in the country (a bit like a big electric typewriter) which he took me to see and admire on the day it arrived!"