Thought perhaps now is a good time to bore what few that are left; some more 👿
Bit more Harvey Trinder trivia, sort of ……. 😛
Alan Latham didn’t like me very much; he resented me for sure! I’d been foisted upon him by Mr Bucknell as his deputy and he’d had no say in the matter. Mr Latham was the ‘Claims Manager’ and a very highly qualified man too, on paper. He was a Fellow of the “Chartered Institute of Australia” an FCIA or something like that and he liked that sort of thing. I’d been in Insurance in Australia since 1951 and hadn’t bothered with the Institute and their exams. He set great store by them.
And here I was, suddenly dumped on him, his new Assistant Claims Manager, with no qualifications as such, 22 years old looking 15 or 16 and a drinker; and who was for some unknown reason Mr Bucknell’s blue eyed boy. Well that part was true, my eyes certainly are blue, probably a bit watery by now…
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