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Vincent Ciappelli, born in Sicily in 1936, is well-known on the Isle of Man for his culinary skills! He came to the Island in 1963 for some seasonal work, but missed the boat back to England and lived the rest of his days on the Isle of Man where he raised his family. Here he talks to interviewer David Callister.
Early childhood memories
Training as barber
Moving to the Isle of Man
The Majestic Hotel
Working as chef for various hotels
The casino raid
Sir Dudley Cunliffe-Owen
Mike Hailwood and TT races
Professional American gamblers
Organising conferences and banquets
Gambling at the casino
Duke of Blenheim
Kevin Woodford and The Waterfront
Meeting wife and starting family