Brisbane City Hall hospitality

In the 1960's my Mum ran a souvenir and photo kiosk at the base of the clock tower in the Brisbane City Hall.  She always made me a nice hot cup of tea when I went in after school. This tradition continued when I visited with my children. I would look after the shop if Mum had to bank or visit Curran's on the corner of Adelaide and Edward Streets. My Mum was a real ambassodor for Tourism and many Brisbane Lord Mayors congratulated her on her beautiful photo portraits with scenes of the William Jolly Bridge or Brisbane City Hall in the background. Many tourists from all over the world were also given a free cup of tea as they waited for the lift to take them up through the clock tower. Charlie and Fred the lift drivers were also ambassodors and very welcoming and informative about our beautiful city hall.

My Mum was Margaret Mary Jones of Longfellow St Norman Park and then Clontarf.  Sheila Forknall nee Jones



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