EDDIE MIXING ONE OF HIS SPECIALITY SOFT DRINKS FOR THE FAMOUS CRICKETING BEDSER TWINS
I was released in 1946 from H.M. Service, still in the Gunners, but holding the rank of Captain, and within two weeks I was back with my old pal " the shaker " in charge of the Cocktail Bar at the Royal Clarence Hotel, Exeter. At the end of September I left to take over at the " Albany Club," where apart from a short break I have been ever since. There would not be room in this book to list the countless personalities and celebrities who have lingered at my bar during seven very happy years, here at the " Albany Club. It has, and probably always will be, the meeting-place of the famous. Here again I have had the distinguished honour of attending to the refreshments of H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh, and on another occasion Lord Louis Mountbatten. Finally, I would like to pay tribute to my " Boss "—Mr. Bill Little, the proprietor of the " Albany Club." It has been his wonderful personality, showmanship and Irish brogue which has been the drawing force of this world-renowned club. Probably the day is not too far distant when I shall open my own club. When it does dawn, I shall take with me and cherish all those memories of the " Albany "—and foremost in them will be my very happy association with the " Boss."