Mr Bill Stevens

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Date 31 August 2011 Interviewed by Wilson Law
Language English Audio Edited by Wilson Law
Venue Ming-Ai (London) Institute     

Mr Bill Stevens was born in the summer of 1935, and started school in 1940 where he spent the next ten years. Leaving school at the age of fifteen, and being accepted as an apprentice carpenter and joiner, Bill later qualified as a tradesman (City and Guilds), and was immediately conscripted for national service in the Royal Navy for the next two years. On completion of this he moved shopfitting, being away from home quite a lot, he began to eat food cooked by people from other countries all of which he enjoyed. In 1976 Bill met a Chinese man named Mr Holland Kwok whom he found to be a perfect gentleman. Bill sorted out a restaurant for Holland, and they have remained firm friends ever since.