The Tiverton Gazette of 12th December 1961 reported on the visit of a couple from British Guiana, who spent their honeymoon working at the Stenners factory.
During the 1960s Stenner of Tiverton Ltd, then part of the Heathcote Engineering Division, led the way in the technology and manufacture of sawmill machinery. There was a strong interest in their products from across the world, particularly from Commonwealth countries. Representatives from the Commonwealth and other developing countries were often seen at Stenner’s Lowman Works.
The Tiverton Gazette of 12th December 1961 reported on a slightly unusual visit of a couple from British Guiana who actually spent their honeymoon working at the factory:
British Guiana Couple on Tiverton Visit
Spending a working honeymoon in Tiverton are a young Hindu couple from British Guiana, Mr and Mrs Nowrag Pasram. They will be here for between two and three months, and are living in a furnished apartment at 5, Old Blundell’s.
Mr Pasram, who is 27, is being trained at the Lowman Works of Messrs. Stenners of Tiverton Ltd. to maintain bandmills which will make up a £40,000 shipment from Stenners to his employer in British Guiana. While he is at the work benches his 24 year old wife Henwati is working in the sales office.
British Guiana, also known as Guiana, was a British dominion on the northern coast of South America. It gained independence in 1966 when it became part of the Commonwealth as Guyana.