Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey
This was the main after-
We primarily used the Back Bar, a single story ground level structure with from memory, the bar at the St. Kilda Road end, tables along either side and a couple of pool tables along the centre section which you had to negotiate to get to the toilets at the rear.
The Back Bar was definitely "beer barn" more than "lounge bar", although we did occasionally use either the Lounge Bar on the ground floor of the main building or the small beer garden to which it was attached on occasions, usually when female company was present.
And although it was well before my time at CDA, the Chevron also offered a major advantage to the "single digits" then operating out of Eton Square.
(Sadly, the Act required the bona fide guest to have travelled more than twenty miles from his or her previous overnight stay -
Like many of the later buildings in St. Kilda Road, the Chevron site was for many years a large two-
Although the building had certainly existed for many years prior, the "Chevron" is first sighted in 1926, although when plans for the hotel were released in 1934, it was suggested the name had been used "for many years".
Ron Bird remembers …
Well, Ron remembers just about everything, but following the initial release of Control Data Australia -
He also suggests that interstate visitors staying at the Chevron were often encouraged to stay over on the Friday night -
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