Thursday, June 11, 2009
Billy Boyd at the Old Anch
Billy Boyd on the last day at the Old Anch
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.