'Where did it all start?
We were both teachers and had married in 1952. Who would have guessed that six years later we would have had two children and started our own business? PJ and S Pirongs Limited supplied schools with Christmas gifts, cards and calendars. It became most successful. However this being very seasonal, a few years later we were occupied with how to fill the gap for the rest of the year.
I happened to be on a train journey when an article in the newspaper caught my eye. It was about the increasing number of young people who would be moving on to colleges and universities.
By the time my stop had arrived a thought was persisting in my head - a diary for the educational year.'
The first desk diary for the academic year designed by PJ Pirongs and S Pirongs was published in 1961, and we're still the same family company today.