Knights of St John
My name is Tony Bird and my wife’s name was Sue and we worked for Ron Reader in 1972. We joined Ron and his family in October, we took 4 days off, got married in November and worked for approx 6 months before shipping off to South Africa aboard the Edinburgh Castle of the Union Castle Line.
I was very young having just finished catering college in Exeter To this day i remember how thorough Ron was in his dedication to the Knights of St John. I never will forget his tutoring in how to present a bar, not just cleanliness and the day to day upkeep, but how to treat customers with respect, not forgetting the few times when, for example, a customer clicked their fingers to be served and he shouted Do not serve that man he must have manners. He was a local too.
So Anthony ,Ron’s son, I remember you and i hope you are doing well. If your dad taught you the way he taught me, you have a great bar. If the same customers came in the bar now i could still pour them the same drinks.