Item OM/466 - Ian Terris papers

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GB 249 OM/466

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Ian Terris papers

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  • 1948 (Creation)

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1 volume (0.01m)

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(1930-2015)

Biographical history

Ian Terris attended Dunfermline High School from 1941-1947 and progressed to a day course in Bakery and Confectionery at the Scottish School of Bakery within the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, during sessions 1947-1948 and 1948-1949. After gaining his Certificate of Proficiency with Distinction, he completed National Service in the Royal Air Force and followed his father, Alex, into the family business, William Stephen (Bakers) Ltd. The firm had been established in 1873 and bought over by Alex Terris in 1942. Alex Terris died in 1949, and from 1950-1990, Ian Terris was Managing Director of the business. He also served as President of the Dunfermline Chamber of Commerce from 1970-1973, as a Director of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce from 1972-1975, and as a Council Member of the Scottish Chamber of Commerce from 1969-1971. He was subsequently made an Honorary Member of both the Fife Chamber of Commerce and the Dunfermline Chamber of Commerce. Terris further served as a Director of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers for 25 years, becoming President in 1973-1974, and latterly holding Honorary Membership. A Fellow of the Institute of British Bakers, he was made a Freeman and Burgess of the City of Glasgow in 1982, and received the Golden Wheatsheaf Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service to the Bakery Industry in 1993.

Archival history

This volume is one of a series of student notebooks from Ian Terris's studies at the Scottish School of Bakery. The Terris family retain possession of the other notebooks.

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Donated by Ian Terris.

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Hard-bound, manuscript notebook of first year confectionery lectures at the Scottish School of Bakery, Royal Technical College, Glasgow. The notebook is described on the front cover label as 'Book II'. The lecture notes are dated from 28 January 1948 to 17 June 1948, and include illustrations of various types of cakes, rendered in pencil and water colour.

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  • English

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