People & Business: Shooting off

JOHN MORGAN has retired after spending his entire 49-year career with Leopold & Sons, the private bank.

Mr Morgan joined the bank in 1950 at the age of 14 - or 15 - neither he nor the bank can remember which. He intends to break the 50-year barrier by coming back to write a history of the bank. Famous for his Edward VII- style beard, Mr Morgan was presented with an antique "cap and ball" pistol at his retirement bash - shooting is his hobby. I am assured no one was wounded.