Rishi Sunak visits William Barker

History Repeats itself

2022 marks 140 years since William Barker started his apprenticeship at Oxendale Drapers, now Barkers. This year, William Barker, who is the Great Great Grandson of the original William Barker, has also started his apprenticeship working at Barkers.

Our local M.P. Rishi Sunak was thrilled to hear this news, and asked if he was able to visit William in store to find out more.

William was delighted to welcome him on Friday 24th June and tell him more about his studies at Northumbria University and his apprenticeship at Barkers.