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40-year-old menu serves up memories
40-year-old menu serves up memories
AN original menu in the shape of a grandfather clock from' The Chimes Restaurant' in the Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport has resurfaced after 40 years, and brought back many happy memories for a care home resident.  
Brenda Rothwell recently revisited The Prince of Wales Hotel with her sister Renee and daughter Karen for a 'walk down memory lane'. Brenda worked as a senior supervisor in the hotel, as did her sister.  
Her visit was organised as part of the occupational memory's initiative put in place in all Athena Healthcare Group lodges for their residents. She was able to once again visit the restaurant and the reception (originally a cocktail bar) where Brenda and Renee reminisced about meeting Englebert Humperdinck and George Best back in the 1960's.  
The morning's visit to the hotel was reported on the Athena Healthcare Group Facebook page and the story was quickly shared. By chance someone who had read the Facebook post then spotted the menu for sale on 'Southport of Yesterday' and the seller agreed to donate the menu to Brenda, after hearing the story of her visit to The Prince of Wales Hotel.  
Thanks to Facebook and a generous donation from a stranger, the wonderful clock shaped keepsake has found a home with someone who thinks its 'priceless'.

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