Meet Britains oldest bartender whos a sprightly 100!August 30th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Jim Christou, whos in his 100th year, is Britains oldest bartender.
The evergreen Christou started working for the Westwood Masonic Centre (WMC) in Welling, Kent, over 20 years ago after a long career as a waiter is still going strong and pulls pints twice a week.
The grandfather-of-two, nicknamed as Chris by his customers has even had a new bar there named in his honour.
“I”ll keep going for as long as I can. I love chatting and serving the customers, the club is a second home to me, the Telegraph quoted her, as saying.
“There’’s no secret to how I”m still working. I just do normal things, eat normal food and do the shopping,” he added.
Christou, whos not touched a drink or smoked in nearly 30 years, despite working in a bar, said that working helps him keep fit.
“It certainly helps you keep active, and that’’s just what I need at my age,” he said.
Club secretary Ken Richardson said: “It’’s absolutely incredibly that he still insists on doing work behind the bar.
“He loves serving members when they come in. We had a beer festival recently and he insisted on helping out at the door as well.
“Everyone who comes in loves him. He’’s a star behind the car,” he added. (ANI)
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