taking our culture forward

Mr Hilary Guard talks to interviewer David Callister about his memories, including fascinating insights into tourism on the Isle of Man in the last century. Topics include:

  • Childhood holidays to the Isle of Man
  • Owning an Austin 16 Six car Meeting future wife at The Grasmere Hotel
  • Tourism after WWII
  • Renovating The Hydro Hotel
  • Employing Irish staff
  • Rules and regulations on accommodation
  • Advertising in The Guide
  • Rationing and the ‘black market’
  • The Hotelier’s Association
  • Decline in tourism
  • Staff shortages and the introduction of service charge
  • Staff incentives and bonuses
  • Case involving Trade Unionist Bernie Moffatt


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