Salcombe Hotel - a Memory of Salcombe.

I worked as Baker- Pastry cook at The Salcombe Hotel when Peter Ryder was the owner. It was a great job, the bakery had a lovely view over the estuary & I first worked with old 'Billy' Carter who was in his 70s then & always wore a cravat when he went down to 'Burners' Victoria Inn every day at opening time ! I made the pasties for the Ferry Inn & got a penny a pasty bonus on my wages! I remember Mike the hall porter & the way he pronounced his home town-Bude. It was a good place to work as a young man because there were always plenty of students employed, good 'party partners' Mike Sharp from Kingston, John (Steve) Stevenson, Ken Lewis ( married Sue & emigrated to Australia) I met my wife Margaret (Hatch) at one of the Cliff House dances. Happy days, havn't been back to Salcombe since 1995. Any of the Salcombe Hotel staff remember those days back in the 60s?

A memory shared by Ian Mabbitt on Feb 26th, 2010.
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