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The Rank Gongman bangs the paper disc

by | 22nd, November 2012

THE new Gongman of J Arthur Rank’s films is Chris Rowley from Stoke. The Rank Organisation is marking its 75th birthday at London’s Grosvenor G Casino.

The Gongman was the brainchild of Charles M.Woolf’s secretary. In 1935, Woolf and J. Arthur Rank formed General Film Distributors. The Gongman would outlive them all.

Rowley follows in the tight pants of:

William Thomas Wells , better known as, Bombardier Billy Wells (August 31, 1889 June 12, 1967, an English heavyweight boxer. He was the second ‘Man with the Gong’.

Ken Richmond took over form Wells : He told us “If you hit

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