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Robin Hood Hotel

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The Robin Hood Hotel was situated at 1-3 Lombard Street and is now derelict.
I worked on the Robin Hood Hotel in Newark as a Painter and Decorator one summer around 1968/70 - we painted the outside and the hotel bedrooms inside
The manager was Mr Reissman or Reissmann I am not sure of the spelling - he offered me and my mate Alan fish and chips if we could paint the small downstairs dining room in one day so he wouldn't lose his regular diners
Of course we did it although we had to cheat using tricks of the trade (we had to get the shortcuts approved by the Brewery Estates Manager Mr Cyril Pick and our Manager)
The Hotel Manager was true to his word and the next day at noon his wife called us into the upstairs room where we took our breaks and there with a tablecloth on the table instesd of a dust sheet we enjoyed a slap up lunch with soup of the day followed by a large plate of fish chips and peas then apple pie with custard or ice cream and finished with coffee cheese and biscuits
It was a Friday and luckily our targets for the week had already been met as our work that afternoon was very steady after a large three course meal plus a glass of bitter
The following week we painted the small upstairs Dining Room and the Concert Room to finish the job - I think it was the following Christmas that the firm we worked for (Millott Decorators of Mansfield part of The Robert Lee Group of Companies Lincoln Ltd) held it's Christmas Party in the Concert Room
Michael Parsons (December 2013)

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Date of photo: c1954

Picture source: Roger Clipsham