Neil Kirby (left) and Paul James (right)

At the Langham Hotel on Sunday, 4th August, The hotel proprietor Neil Kirby, gave a fascinating talk to the Friends, on his life in hotel service. From his early days as a dish washer, he worked his way up through the various positions of hotel work, to the very top as Hotel Manager of one of the most exclusive hotels in London, and finally became a hotel owner in his own right.

Neil was skillfully guided through his talk, with the assistance of the Writer and Journalist Paul James. Following the talk, the Friends enjoyed an afternoon tea of sandwiches and cake served with coffee and tea.

Some of the Friends gathered for the talk.