Thursday, June 11, 2009

Billy Boyd at the Old Anch


Billy Boyd on the last day at the Old Anch
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Billy Boyd, a legendary bartender, worked at Somers Point in the 50s and 60s, and lived seasonally in a room above the Anchorage before moving to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he owned the Parrot Lounge, a place popular with Philly guys.

A good, old friend of Andrews, Billy Boyd returned to Somers Point to attend the all day - all night party on the last day of the Old Anchorage.

That's Hank Merick behind him.

When I finished the shift at 7pm, and four bartenders replaced me and Bruce the Beard, Billy Boyd walked me up Delaware Avenue and bought me a whole lobster dinner.

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