RECORD BREAKER! It might not actually make the Guinness Book of Records, but The Station in Souttergate has just recorded a bit of an achievement! A regular customer, Bill Stephenson, is perhaps the most loyal pub regular in the whole of Holderness!?
Bill has been a regular at the Hedon pub since 1949. That will be 64 years a customer this year! He first started off visiting the pub with a group of friends from Bilton – they popped across from the village on their bicycles. He must have enjoyed this visit, because he kept on coming back for more than half-a-century! Bill still makes a visit to the Station every week for a couple of hours – albeit by taxi these days!
Bill – who worked at Hull Parks Department in his working life – celebrates his 85th birthday next month. We are sure that this will be a double-celebration as The Station marks Holderness’ longest-served regular!
The Holderness Gazette has issued a challenge to other local pubs – is Bill the longest, loyal regular of any local pub? If you know different, then e-mail the newspaper at firstname.lastname@example.org – and of course copy us in at email@example.com
More on Bill at The Station on HU12 Online and in this week’s Gazette (7th Feb 2013).