Our busiest day at the Crystal Palace was when Princess Diana married Prince Charles in St Paul's Cathedral. We were totally mobbed, not by wedding guests, but by part of the 30,000 people attending a concert by The Who across the road in the Crystal Palace Park!  We sold out of food by 10:30am and all our draught beer was gone before 1pm, so we shut up shop and went to the gig too!
Over two weeks' takings in one morning!
Big bonus from the brewery - CHEERS!

Swan Hotel

In 1980 we moved to the tranquility of Royal Tunbridge Wells and ran the much more genteel Swan Hotel on The Pantiles.

After a break there (!) we embarked on further relief work with Charringtons, including such exotic taverns as the Rising Sun in Slough, the Rose & Castle in Milton Keynes and the Swinging Sporran at Weston Favell. Relief work was great, at up to triple the normal pay, but by then we had other things in mind. . . 
Golden Microphone award
Our next move was to join William Younger's Inns, a part of the then giant Scottish & Newcastle brewery. We did several relief manager stretches,including a memorable time at the Roebuck on Richmond Hill, where our next doors were Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall!

Crystal Palace Hotel

After six months "on the hill" we  moved on to manage the Crystal Palace Hotel in South London, a mecca for pirate radio operators due to its height and 'view' over central London.  We reopened up the old ballroom at the back and put on reggae nights which saw up to a thousand customers flow through the doors to see the likes of Desmond Dekker and Judge Dread.

In 1982 we decided it was time to settle down and take a quiet little pub by the beach in Whitstable, Kent. On 4th June 1982 we took over the Punch Tavern, which had previously been the haunt of Screaming Lord Sutch when he ran his radio station on the nearby Shivering Sands Towers.

Our first child (our daughter Dawn) was born later that year and was brought up for the first few years of her life at the Punch. We were soon drawn back into the world of watery wireless again and it was while at the Punch Tavern that the Laser project came about.




















The Punch Tavern soon became a 'Mecca' for radio enthusiasts; things did become a bit too hot for a time, although the DTI's suspicions that the pub was the nerve centre of the operation were misguided. We hired a really good management couple and bought a house six miles away at the other side of Herne Bay. We decided to sell  the tenancy of  the Punch as we were very busy (setting up yet another radio ship) and we spent some time in the Bahamas.




In 1982 we decided it was time to settle down and take a quiet little pub by the beach in Whitstable, Kent. On 4th June 1982 we took over the Punch Tavern, which had previously been the haunt of Screaming Lord Sutch when he ran his radio station on the nearby Shivering Sands Towers.

Our first child (our daughter Dawn) was born later that year and was brought up for the first few years of her life at the Punch.

We were soon drawn back into the world of watery wireless again and it was while at the Punch Tavern that another radio project (Laser) came about. The pub soon became a 'Mecca' for radio enthusiasts; things did become a bit too hot for a time, although the DTI's suspicions that the pub was the nerve centre of the operation were misguided.

We hired a really good management couple and bought a house six miles away at the other side of Herne Bay. We decided to sell  the tenancy of  the Punch as we were very busy (setting up yet another radio ship) and we spent some time in the Bahamas.

Paul then did some training of pub managers for Vaux Brewery, but by the 1990s was spending more time on radio work in Poland, Lithuania, Russia, etc. Radio consultancy work with a variety of radio stations throughout the 1990s ment long periods in Holland and Germany and then seven years in the Isle of Man as Chief Executive of a startup national station.

It was to be twenty years before we returned to the licensed trade, when we took on the lease of the Triton Inn in the lovely picturesque village of Brantingham, near Brough in East Yorkshire, and quite close to our native Hull. 

The Triton

is a huge country pub with a ballroom. It could seat 170 at a time for food.  We built the trade and pretty soon could do over 700 full meals on our busiest days - we had a team of up to 29 staff though! We had eight very happy years there and finally sold the business to a local family, Bob Carrolll and his son Sam.

Paul Rusling

Black Lion in London W6
Swan Hotel, The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Punch tavern Whitstable, now the Quayside
Paul & Anne's first tenanted pub in Whitstable
the Punch Tavern,  now called the Quayside.
The Black Lion, on the river front at the end of Chiswick Mall is a very busy pub, seven days a week, especially on a hot summers day when the garden is always full of customers enjoying an hour by the river. 

Among the Rusling's customers at the Black Lion were Vanessa Redgrave's family, Magnus Pyke - then a popular TV presenter and scientist, and many staff & artistes from Island Records, just across the road in St Peter's Square;  all regulars at the Black Lion.  
Halfway House in Dunstable, Beds
Crystal Palace, on Anerley Hill, London SE19
The Triton inn in Brantingham, East Yorkshire.
Paul then did some training of pub managers for Vaux Brewery but by the 1990s was spending more time on radio work in Poland, Lithuania, Russia, etc. Radio consultancy work with a variety of radio stations throughout the 1990s ment long periods in Holland and Germany and then seven years in the Isle of Man as Chief Executive of a startup national station.

It was to be twenty years before we returned to the licensed trade, when we took on the lease of the Triton Inn in the lovely picturesque village of Brantingham, near Brough in East Yorkshire, and quite close to our native Hull. 

The Triton is a huge country pub with a ballroom. It could seat 170 at a time for food.  We built the trade and pretty soon could do over 700 full meals on our busiest days - we had a team of up to 29 staff though! We had eight very happy years there and finally sold the business to a local family, Bob Carrolll and his son Sam.

Crystal Palace Hotel

After six months "on the hill" the Ruslings moved on to manage the Crystal Palace Hotel in South London, a mecca for pirate radio operators due to its height and 'view' over central London.  They reopened up the old ballroom at the back and put on reggae nights which saw up to a thousand customers flow through the doors to see the likes of Desmond Dekker and Judge Dread.

The busiest day at the Crystal Palace was when Princess Diana married Prince Charles in St Paul's Cathedral. The CPH was totally mobbed, not by wedding guests, but by part of the 30,000 people attending a concert by The Who across the road in the Crystal Palace Park!  Paul and Anne sold out of food by 10:30am and all the draught beer was gone before 1pm, so they shut up shop and went to the gig too!
Over two weeks' takings in one morning!
Big bonus from the brewery! CHEERS!

Swan Hotel

In 1980 Paul and Anne moved to the tranquility of Royal Tunbridge Wells and ran the much more genteel Swan Hotel on The Pantiles.

After a break there (!) they undertook further relief work with Charringtons, including such exotic taverns as the Rising Sun in Slough, the Rose & Castle in Milton Keynes and the Swinging Sporran at Weston Favell. Relief work was great, at up to triple the normal pay, but by then they had other things in mind. . . 
The Halfway House in Dunstable

Black Lion

Halfway House

Punch Tavern

Swan Hotel

The Triton

GOOD BEER GUIDE

Paul & Anne Rusling's pubs have appeared in many editions of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, the AA's 'Good Pub Guide' and similar guides.

Weddings

Everyone loves a good wedding, they are the social highlight of many families' calendars, although they do say that its one of the most stressful times of your life. Paul and Anne have hosted more weddings than they can remember - it's well over 300.

At the Triton, the huge ballroom could seat around 100 for a five course Wedding Breakfast. These were held on almost any day of the week, though Saturdays were usually the most popular. One memorable day we even hosted TWO weddings and the team still managed to cope with regular diners; fortunately the Triton had three rooms so could easilly absorb the two different parties.

Anne is an experienced wedding planner and managed most aspects of Weddings, while Paul was squeezed into his Master of Ceremonies regalia to host the proceedings. That often included his 'skills' as disc jockey for the evening's fun and celebrations!
Wedding Guide Book
It was to be twenty years before we returned to the licensed trade, when we took on the lease of the Triton Inn in the lovely picturesque village of Brantingham, near Brough in East Yorkshire, and quite close to our native Hull. 


The Triton

is a huge country pub with a ballroom. It could seat 170 at a time for food, qhich is quite a fair mnumber of covers. We also had seating outside at the fropnt and side of the pub for anotgher 75  and tables in our 'secret garden' at the back for about fifty more. 

We built the trade up very quickly and pretty soon were doing over 700 full meals on our busiest days - we had a team of up to 29 staff though who did most of the work!  Most of us are still pretty close friends too and we still enjoy seeing many of our old customers; indeed, we went to see two of them ysterday. Such happy memoires, it really was the best pub we ever ran.

We had eight very happy years at The Triton and finally sold the business to a local family, Bob Carrolll and his son Sam.

In 1982 we decided it was time to 'settle down' and start a family and so we took a quiet little pub by the beach in Whitstable, Kent.

The Punch Tavern, had previously been the haunt of Screaming Lord Sutch when he ran his radio station on the nearby Shivering Sands Towers. Sutch would often ask listeners to take a message to the Punch and ask for fresh supplies for his station off the Kent coast. 

Little did anyone know how it was to spell a return to the watery world of offshore radio for Anne and Paul. (see Laser page).





Our first child was our  daughter Dawn, born later that year and she was brought up for the first few years of her life at the Punch. We were soon drawn back into the world of watery wireless again and it was while at the Punch Tavern that the Laser project came about. The pub soon became a 'Mecca' for radio enthusiasts; things did become a bit too hot for a time, although the DTI's suspicions that the pub was the nerve centre of the operation were misguided.

Paul & Anne hired an excellent management couple (George and Sylvia) and bought a house six miles away at the other side of Herne Bay. We decided to sell  the tenancy of the Punch in the mid 80s and after a brief experience with another radio ship, we spent some time in the Bahamas.

The Punch continued to thrive, especially when under the management of John Kray's two boys who ran several pubs in the town.  They changed the name of the Punch  to The Quayside.

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There was not enough rock'n'roll involved however and before long they moved south, to Hammersmith and Watneys famous The Black Lion, a Thames side river pub, at the end of Chiswick Mall.
The CPH's busiest day at the Crystal Palace was when Princess Diana married Prince Charles in St Paul's Cathedral. The pub was totally mobbed, not by wedding guests, but by part of the 30,000 people attending a concert by The Who across the road in the Crystal Palace Park!  Paul & Anne sold out of food by 10:30am and all our draught beer was gone before 1pm, so they shut up shop and went to the gig too!

Over two weeks' takings in one morning!
Big bonus from the brewery - Cheers!












Paul & Anne's first tenancy pub in Whitstable
the Punch Tavern,  now called the Quayside.
The legendary TRITON INN in Brantingham. 
172 covers,  in a bar, a restaurant and a ballroom. 
102 outside more and over 100 car parking spaces!
In 1982 Paul & Anne decided it was time to settle down and they took a quiet little pub by the beach in Whitstable, Kent. The Punch Tavern, which had previously been the haunt of Screaming Lord Sutch when he ran his radio station on the nearby Shivering Sands Towers.
Our first child was a daughter, Dawn Crystal, who was born later that year and was brought up for the first few years of her life at the Punch.

It wasn't long before the Ruslings were drawn back into the world of watery wireless again and it was while at the Punch Tavern that another radio project (Laser) came about. The pub soon became a 'Mecca' for radio enthusiasts; things did become a bit too hot for a time, although the authorities' suspicions that the pub was the nerve centre of the operation were misguided.

They hired a really good management couple and bought a house six miles away at the other side of Herne Bay. We decided to sell  the tenancy of  the Punch as we were very busy (setting up yet another radio ship) and we spent some time in the Bahamas.
Paul then did some training of pub managers for Vaux Brewery, but by the 1990s was spending more time on radio work in Poland, Lithuania, Russia, etc. Radio consultancy work with a variety of radio stations throughout the 1990s ment long periods in Holland and Germany and then seven years in the Isle of Man as Chief Executive of a new national station.

The 1990s was spending more  time on radio work in Poland, Lithuania, Russia, etc. Radio consultancy work with a variety of radio stations throughout the 1990s meant lengthy periods in Holland

It was to be twenty years before the Ruslings returned to the licensed trade, when we took on the lease of the Triton Inn in the lovely picturesque village of Brantingham, near Brough in East Yorkshire and quite close to our native Hull. 


The Triton


The Triton Inn is a huge country pub with a proper ballroom. We could seat 170 at a time for food and built the trade until we were doing over 700 full meals on busy days - with help from our team of up to 29 staff though! We had eight very happy years there and finally sold the business to a local family, led by Bob Carroll and his son Sam.

Paul was working as a night club DJ and Anne was a manageress in a restaurant when they decided to kind of 'meet in the middle'. They decided to take a job in which they could both work together - and forty years later they still get great joy out of doing just that.

They originally went to the long gone Hull Brewery and asked for a job managing pubs, but they asked "Which team did you play for, Hull or Rovers?"  Apparently most of the Hull Brewery licences were former rugby players, and you weren't even considered until you had played for one of Hull's iillustrious rugby league teams!

Halfway House

We went instead to Whitbread, who immediately offered a role as Assistant Managers at the Halfway House in Dunstable. The place is still there, though has since had a hotel strapped on the back and seems to have lost a lot of its charm.














































In 1982 we decided it was time to settle down and take a quiet little pub by the beach in Whitstable, Kent. On 4th June 1982 we took over the Punch Tavern, which had previously been the haunt of Screaming Lord Sutch when he ran his radio station on the nearby Shivering Sands Towers.

Our first child (our daughter Dawn) was born later that year and was brought up for the first few years of her life at the Punch. We were soon drawn back into the world of watery wireless again and it was while at the Punch Tavern that the Laser project came about. The pub soon became a 'Mecca' for radio enthusiasts; things did become a bit too hot for a time, although the DTI's suspicions that the pub was the nerve centre of the operation were misguided. We hired a really good management couple and bought a house six miles away at the other side of Herne Bay. We decided to sell  the tenancy of  the Punch as we were very busy (setting up yet another radio ship) and we spent some time in the Bahamas.

Paul then did some training of pub managers for Vaux Brewery but by the 1990s was spending more time on radio work in Poland, Lithuania, Russia, etc. Radio consultancy work with a variety of radio stations throughout the 1990s ment long periods in Holland and Germany and then seven years in the Isle of Man as Chief Executive of a startup national station.

It was to be twenty years before we returned to the licensed trade, when we took on the lease of the Triton Inn in the lovely picturesque village of Brantingham, near Brough in East Yorkshire, and quite close to our native Hull. 

The Triton

is a huge country pub with a ballroom. It could seat 170 at a time for food.  We built the trade and pretty soon could do over 700 full meals on our busiest days - we had a team of up to 29 staff though! We had eight very happy years there and finally sold the business to a local family, Bob Carrolll and his son Sam.

Paul & Anne's first tenancy pub in Whitstable the Punch Tavern,  now called the Quayside.
It was to be several years before we returned to the licensed trade, when we took on the lease of the Triton Inn in the lovely picturesque village of Brantingham, near Brough in East Yorkshire, and quite close to our native Hull. 


The Triton

is a huge country pub with a ballroom. It could seat 170 at a time for food, which is quite a fair number of covers. We also had seating outside at the front and side of the pub for another 75  and tables in our 'secret garden' at the back for about fifty more. 

Starting with a 'clean slate' (the Triton was closed when the Ruslings took over) trade was built up very quickly and pretty soon up to 700 full meals were being served on the busiest days; a team of up to 29 staff did most of the work!  Most are still pretty close friends too and Paul & Anne still enjoy seeing many of their old customers. "Such happy memories, it really was the best pub we ever ran," says Paul.  They had nine very happy years at The Triton and finally sold the business to a local family, Bob Carroll and his son Sam.

The Black Lion

on the river front at the end of Chiswick Mall was a very busy pub, seven days a week, especially on a hot summers day when the garden would be full of customers enjoying an hour by the river. 

Among the Rusling's customers were Vanessa Redgrave's family, Magnus Pyke - then a popular TV presenter and scientist, and many staff and artistes from Island Records, just across the road in St Peter's Square, who were all regulars at the Black Lion.  
Paul was working as a night club DJ and Anne was a manageress in a restaurant when they decided to kind of 'meet in the middle'. They decided to take a job in which they could both work together - and even today they still get great joy out of doing just that.

They originally went to the long gone Hull Brewery and asked for a job managing pubs, but they asked "Which team did you play for, Hull or Rovers?"  Apparently most of the Hull Brewery licences were former rugby players, and you weren't even considered until you had played for one of Hull's rugby league teams!

Halfway House

We went instead to Whitbread, who immediately offered a role as Assistant Managers at the Halfway House in Dunstable. A very rapid learning curve, but very hard work, with a very busy night club opposite.

The Halfway House became the company's HQ for a while and now has  a hotel strapped on the back.
Next step was to the giant Grand Metroplitan company, owners of Watney, Berni Inns and more.














































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Paul Rusling in n2015.
Winner of the Golden Microphone award 2017
for outstanding contribution to radio

Crystal Palace Hotel

After six months "on the hill" we  moved on to manage the Crystal Palace Hotel in South London, a mecca for pirate radio operators due to its height and 'view' over central London.  We reopened up the old ballroom at the back and put on reggae nights which saw up to a thousand customers flow through the doors to see the likes of Desmond Dekker and Judge Dread.

Our busiest day at the Crystal Palace was when Princess Diana married Prince Charles in St Paul's Cathedral. We were totally mobbed, not by wedding guests, but by part of the 30,000 people attending a concert by The Who across the road in the Crystal Palace Park!  We sold out of food by 10:30am and all our draught beer was gone before 1pm, so we shut up shop and went to the gig too!
Over two weeks' takings in one morning!
Big bonus from the brewery - CHEERS!


Swan Hotel

After some hectic times in London, we then moved to the tranquility of Royal Tunbridge Wells where we ran the much more genteel Swan Hotel on The Pantiles.  It was very quiet (except when Crispian St John came to stay with us for a week!) wand we were soon keen to move on.  After a leisurely break we embarked on further relief work with S&N and Charringtons, including such exotic taverns as the Rising Sun in Slough, the Rose & Castle in Milton Keynes and the Swinging Sporran at Weston Favell. Relief work was enjoyable, at was often up to triple the normal pay, but by then we had other things in mind . . . 
Paul & Anne in Bar
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Our first child was our daughter Dawn who was was born later that year and was brought up for the first few years of her life at the Punch. Paul was soon drawn back into the world of watery wireless again; it was while at the Punch Tavern that the Laser project came about. The pub soon became a 'Mecca' for radio enthusiasts; things did become a bit too hot for a time, although the DTI's suspicions that the pub was the nerve centre of the operation were misguided.

We hired a really good management couple (George and Sylvia) and bought ourselves a house six miles away at the other side of Herne Bay. We finally decided to sell  the tenancy of the Punch in the mid 80s and, after a brief experience with another radio ship, the Nannell, we spent some time in the Bahamas.

The Punch continued to thrive, especially when under the management of the two Kray boys who ran several pubs in the town.  They changed the name to The Quayside.We visited it last year and were pleased to be remembered by some old customers! 





The Triton

was a huge country pub with a ballroom that had sadly become a bit neglected. Sort of 'faded glory' but one that we could bring up to date. Over £200,000 went into a complete refurbishment so that it could seat 170 at a time for food. 

We built the trade up by putting on live music and other events and catered for both private and corporate events. Pretty soon The Triton could do over 700 full meals on our busiest days - we had a team of 29 staff though! We had eight very happy years there and finally sold the business to a local family, Bob Carrolll and his son Sam.

Paul & Anne Rusling
Publicans & restauranteurs
TRITON INN in Brantingham. 
172 covers,  spread over a bar, a restaurant and a ballroom. 
We highly recommend the Debrett's Wedding Guide, a "must have foir any one planning the perfect wedding.  Crammed with ideas, and all the etiquette you will ever need.   Beware - your friends will be delighted to borrow this book from you!
Paul & Anne Rusling seen greeting wedding guests at the Triton; Anne in costume as
Maître d'
, and Paul as
Master of Ceremonies.

The Ferns Farm was once one of half a dozen farms in the village of Carnaby, on the outskirts of Bridlington on the Yorkshire Riviera. In the mid 70s it became a small hotel with restaurant and was a huge success, with tables booked up weeks in advance.  Later it had a leisure facility added, with a heated indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, steam room, tanning suite and a gym. 

Despite heavy investment on upgrades, the Ferns failed financially under several operators.  In 2008 the premises were bought by the Old Mill Brewery, a small Yorkshire company with a couple of dozen similar operations. They hired a succession of managers, but still it did not thrive.

In late 2017 Paul and Anne Rusling were headhunted by the Ferns owners (Old Mill Brewery) to take over the Ferns. They saw huge potential; as a large site on the main road in and out of town it should be turning over around £20,000 per week, but was stumbling along at a tenth that, except for a few weeks at the height of the summer season. 

Paul and Anne agreed to take up the reins and bring their expertise to the Ferns, on condition that the premises were refurbished and had a 'new look' and identity.  

The basic infra-structure had to be upgraded, staff properly trained, the food offer repositioned and the letting rooms refreshed.  Under the Ruslings' plans, the 100 capacity function room would be considerably upgraded with the latest sound, vision  and lighting and brought into use several nights a week with specialist music events.  Comedy nights and theatrical events, such as 'Murder, Mystery' evenings would be launched with the Ferns being actively promoted over a wide area. As Anne often says: "You can have the best in the world, but if no one knows about it then it's all a waste of time!"

The planned refurbishment and promotion campaign did not commence as had been promised in early 2018. Having enduring a hard winter on the coast and being keen to get on with life, Paul and Anne have now left the Ferns.

Anne wishing Merry Christmas at Ferns Farm Hotel
Anne, Santa and Paul at Ferns Farm
Santa Claus was on his way to his holidays (where does he go? Santa Parcs of course!)  on Christmas Day 2017 and popped into the Ferns for a quick couple - here he is being welcomed by Anne and Paul Rusling.

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Ruslings go back to the bar

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It was to be some years before Paul & Anne returned to the licensed trade, when they took on the lease of the TRITON INN in the lovely picturesque village of Brantingham, near Brough in East Yorkshire, quite close to Hull

Weddings


Everyone loves a good wedding; they are the social highlights of many families' social calendars, although they do say that its one of the most stressful times of your life!  Paul and Anne have hosted more weddings than they can remember - certainly over 300.

The Triton's huge ballroom could seat around 100 for a five course Wedding Breakfast. These were held on almost any day of the week, though Saturdays were invariably the most popular.  One memorable day saw TWO weddings being hosted at the Triton and the team still managed to cope with regular diners. Fortunately the Triton's three rooms and wonderful team coped with the different parties.

Anne is an experienced wedding planner and has managed most aspects of Weddings , while Paul was squeezed into his Master of Ceremonies regalia to host the proceedings.  That often included his skills as a disc jockey for the evening's fun and celebrations!


Restaurant of the Year
We were very proud when the Triton was voted RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
by readers of the Hull Daily Mail.
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Restaurant of the YEAR

The legendary TRITON INN in Brantingham. 
172 covers,  spread over a bar, a restaurant and a ballroom. 
Oh, plus 102 outside and over 100 car parking spaces too!
Paul then worked for a large regional brewer and hotel operator, spending much of his time  training pub and hotel manager. This work for Vaux Brewery  covered areas such as  promotion, marketing, and financial compliance.  

Paul then began spending more time on Radio consultancy work with a variety of radio stations, which meant long periods in Holland and Germany and then seven years in the Isle of Man as Chief Executive of a new national station. (Musicmann 279).



      

We were then headhunted by an Edinburgh-based company called  William Younger's Inns, a part of the giant Scottish & Newcastle brewery.  We did several lengthy relief manager stretches, including a memorable time at the Roebuck on Richmond Hill, where the next door neighbours were Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall! Some great times there, many are best left untold!
Crystal Palace Hotel

Crystal Palace Hotel

Crystal Palace Hotel

After six months "on the hill" the Ruslings moved on to manage the Crystal Palace Hotel in South London, a Mecca for pirate radio operators due to its height and 'view' over central London.  We reopened up the old ballroom at the back and put on reggae nights which saw up to a thousand customers flow through the doors to see the likes of Desmond Dekker and Judge Dread, who Paul had worked with in the clubs years before. They became good friends and it was Alex who suggested they come and live near his home in Kent and take a pub out there.

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Crystal Palace Hotel

After six months "on the hill" we  moved on to manage the Crystal Palace Hotel in South London, a mecca for pirate radio operators due to its height and 'view' over central London.  We reopened up the old ballroom at the back and put on reggae nights which saw up to a thousand customers flow through the doors to see the likes of Desmond Dekker and Judge Dread.

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Ferns Farm Hotel
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Paul & Anne greet wedding guests at The Triton Inn