Hilary Guard

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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