“I used to work for the Queen. I was a driver delivering her clothes. One of her Corgis tried to bite me once – it went for one of her dresses. I met Princess Diana; she was driving William around when he was a little baby. I met a few famous people as it goes. Jade Jagger, Julie Andrews, Blake Edwards.
“I like fishing, especially sea fishing – I’ve still got a boat in Dorset. I was followed by a humpback whale once!
“I do love the staff here. We have a laugh. It makes a difference coming here five days a week. We go on outings to Worthing and sightseeing in the city.
“I like going on the barges, but I don’t fish in there. Nothing worth catching, and you can’t eat them.”