The gas man
Gas work in South Oxhey
I was working in South Oxhey from 1980 to 1986 for British Gas. The biggest problem I had working there was that the jobs used to take twice as long as anywhere else because by the time you had had 2 cups of tea and a slice of cake and listened to old stories about the war, an extra hour had gone out of your day.
Down to earth Londoners
It was like working in your grandparents house. They were real down to earth Londoners. They were never phased by problems with the boiler or the cooker. Compared to what they had already lived through, it wasn’t as important.
“Never mind love, tomorrow will do”.
They had a better perspective on life, no need to make a hoo-hah out of it. Today people can’t wait 15 minutes, let alone until the next day. I got more tips in South Oxhey than in Moor Park as well.