“My mother had nine children, but I was one of the lucky ones. People used to say if you commit to the brewery you’re fixed for life. In 1948, I put my name down for the registry office hoping to get a chance. A few days later I got a letter calling me for the ‘boys exam,’ they called it. The questions were based on English, Maths and general knowledge. I still remember some of the questions too! One was to explain the East Africa Groundnut Scheme, and on another one we had to explain how a dynamo works. I didn’t think I’d get in. Believe or not, after a couple of sleepless nights, I got the letter saying I passed! We had a great celebration. I started in the indoor post office and worked my way up to the LAB, and then to the Powerhouse. I spent 48 years working in the brewery, and looking back, I can tell you we didn’t have too many boring days. Something was always going on!”
“We’re both retired a good few years now, but we still come back to have a complimentary lunch in the canteen. It’s a great way to catch up with some of the old folks like Larry. Working here most your life makes you feel like you’re coming home sometimes, even if it’s changed a lot.”
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