Oct 4, 2020 -- 6:51PM, The Knight wrote:
Sorry, meant to add onto this thread.These Simon Nott interviews are OK but sometimes seems to lack a wider knowledge some on here, including me, have about a lot of the people he interviews. I also suspect his research is a bit sketchy prior to the interview. It means the interviews start to go flat because they run out of things to say. Simon was surprised when Tom mentioned how he used to be a teacher - I think many of us knew that, and he also failed to ask about how the Power firm were heavily involved in the business of renting videos of the racing at the Wick to punters. I think they were the first people to offer such a service. I am sure others on here recall that? Also, had it been me doing the interview I would have asked Tom why his new Rolls Royces always looked very much the worse for wear after just a few months. I suspect Tom was a better bookie than a driver!! Lastly, I would have had to mention the fantastic nights at the Stow after racing when his brother, John, used to come up to the Goodwood Lounge and entertain all and sundry with his tales of betting escapades. I suspect some were a little embelished, but how I miss those far away nights now.Night, night all.
Ahhhh the Goodwood lounge. Many a happy hour spent there. Think there was a pianist? Also a big busty dark haired barmaid who got my teenage juices flowing !!