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