Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey
333 Lygon Street, Carlton
West side, around 30 metres south of Grattan Street.
Ron Bird suggested that this was a favourite spot for a few, principally George Crawford, but I suspect there were others from Control Data with links to Melbourne University where much of Jimmy Watson's trade came from that may well have been regulars.
Ron also suggested that a visit to Watson's probably meant a "no appearance, Your Worship" for the rest of (usually) Friday afternoon.
That may have impacted the only time I went to Jimmy's while at Control Data -
Can't recall whether we made it back to 598, which means the answer is probably NO. (Again, this is a site whether others may be able to provide feedback)
Jimmy Watson's was first established in 1937 when he bought the freehold of a property in Lygon Street from a man who died soon after at 101 years of age.
James Calixte Watson himself was originally a professional musician, but his father had extensive experience in the hotel trade, his parents Jimmy senior and the Italian-
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