Earlier this year Her Majesty the Queen celebrated turning 90.
Here at Four Seasons Healthcare we wanted to put a spotlight on our lovely residents who were also celebrating their 90th year, giving them the opportunity to share their stories with us.
Monty Lister, a resident at Bebington Care Home in Bebington worked on BBC Radio Merseyside for 35 years. This is where his story begins.
“Over my time at Radio Merseyside I interviewed a lot of interesting people. I will always remember my very first interview as it was with David Scott, an Astronaut from Apollo 15. He was the first person to drive a vehicle on the moon! I also had the chance to interview Ronnie Biggs, the infamous train robber. I went and met him in Brazil when he was on the run, which was a bit of a coup. Closer to home Morcambe and Wise were very funny to interview, as was Bob Hope. I met Bing Crosby at Granada TV in Manchester as well as Sir Cliff Richard and Gracie Fields.
“I was one of the first people to interview the Beetles in Hume Hall, Port Sunlight before they became famous. I remember how funny they were, especially Paul. I remember Paul being told off by a doorman at Hume Hall for blocking a fire exit, it really was a funny sight.
“I’ve been blessed to have made friends throughout my career with Paul McCartney and Roy Orbison being among my close circle of friends who I regularly shared a cup of tea with. I also had the pleasure of being close friends with Ken Dodd, he even came to my 80th birthday celebrations.”
How time flies when you’re having fun.
Date published: 15 September 2017