Versatile Staff at London Hotel

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A photo I took of the London Hotel, Albany in 1987.

WA’s musician-publican Harry Ward has been having a great round of farewells at Albany. Mine Host at the London Hotel for 3 years, Harry, clever string musician well remembered in Perth, is moving on to a town nearer Perth. His stay at Albany was notable for his entertainment of people by a conversion of his house staff into a self-contained orchestra, complete with crooner, for social functions. His bar manager, Eric Allen, was formerly popular Perth pianist.
Mirror (Perth, WA) Saturday 11 March 1950
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Harry Ward (second from left) on the trombone, pictured with other musicians in Perth in 1954.

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