Fun being a Barman during the Proms 1963

PAUL EVANS

Unforgettable experience

Helen ( nick-name Hexie ) Bedall-Smith was Secretary to the General Manager in the early 1960's. She was a good friend of mine and asked if I wanted to earn some extra cash by being a Barman at the RAH for a Prom Season?  The immediate answer was YES!!

I had a week's tuition from a Senior Barman, who at the end of the week told me how other barmen were making money by taking in their own bottles of Whisky and pocketing the sales money.  Oddly enough, the next week HE was sacked for doing exactly that.  I continued the season in one of the Prommers bar in the basement, a great party season was had by all!!  I would love to know if you have any details of the whereabouts of Hexie.

Best Wishes. Paul Evans.

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