Hi just caught up with this thread, great to read as it does just take you back! What was your mums name? I am Pauline from reception and have nothing but great memories of those days. Taking bookings and marking off on large sheets of paper, praying for no double bookings on full nights (no computers in those days), keeping spare seats at top of stairs just in case VIP,s came in. Worked with Jackie Bearder, Yvonne, Sue Coxon, Michelle (ballroom dancer) , Margaret (married Larry from Terrys band) so many others whose names I will recall eventually! Still keep in touch with Carole Fox (payroll), and I now live in Australia but come back as often as I can. Ah the good old days eh!!!