Remembering James Kemsey Wilkinson


At a recent talk about my book on British Retail, I was delighted to discover that in the audience was someone who was hired (and fired) by James Kemsey Wilkinson, the founder of the Wilko retail chain. 

The gentleman's memories were fascinating.  He worked in WIlkinson's first shop in Charnwood Street, Leicester, and could tell many stories about the founding father of Wilko Stores.

'JK' is one of the men and women whom I prefile in my book which is on sale now in hardbook priced £19.99.