4: Stratton Park and fire watching duties
Stratton Park was approached by a long drive and it was a dark grey building of two storeys, quite long, and it overlooked a very nice parkland and you walked across that parkland to the village of East Stratton.
Philip Hatch (b1926) started at Barings in 1942 and returned there after serving in India with the Lancashire Fusiliers. He worked in the Stock Office, the Mergers Department and in credit management. He oversaw the implementation of the first computer system in the banking area and retired in 1987.