Memories are made of this – 1975 – Ghosts, You Sexy Thing and Jaws

Sally shares memories of training at Schooner Inn.

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I was twenty-two and in early 1975 we were completing a six month management training course for Schooner Inns based in Gravesend.. We worked six days a week from 9.00 in the morning until 3.00pm. And then 5.00pm until we had cleared up after closing usually around midnight to 1.00am.

We were given a day off mid-week which usually meant washing our uniforms in the rented house we shared with the Assistant manager and if we were lucky a visit to the cinema. To be honest I was totally wiped out but it was a very good training for running a busy catering business. I have often smiled when people tell me that they are retiring to run a pub or restaurant…

There was not much time for leisure but during the few hours we were closed to the public, we would use the loudspeaker system to play radio throughout…

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