Glassblower, I have always advocated the Kinloch as the best bar ,such a shame to see it lying empty, though it has been through a lot of transformations since our day. As far as I remember that was Tom Douglas's,as you say the mince pies back then were the best. I knew Peter Stanford through Ronnie Hamilton,as did Catherine.We both worked in the projection room of the Rex with Ronnie and Peter would call up to see him.
As for the Para Handy,I think that was before my cousin Sheena and her hubby Ian were in charge.
I am sitting in the shade here in the Yaramar hotel in Fuengirola, the temperature is high 80s,time for another cold beer.