Scores applied for the position and after a series of interviews, two men were found to be up to the job of having a pint with Jack Hammond, a genial elderly gentleman in need of a regular drinking partner.Here's the rest of the story.
A retired doctor and a former military man have stepped into the breach and will now accompany Mr. Hammond, 88, to the Compass Inn several nights a week, to discuss current affairs and military history.
It never appeared that there would be any difficulty filling the vacancy, after Mr Hammond’s son Mike advertised in a local post office in Hampshire for a man to take his father to the pub. He offered £7 an hour, plus expenses.
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