The Workers at the Bank
Two of the workers at the bank were Gavin Ryan and Des Ryan. They would open the bank on Thursdays, driving out from Ballarat.
Going through Pootilla to Clarkes Hill, with all the hills, Gavin would move to the wrong side of the road. A number of times he would have Des Ryan hold the steering wheel to keep on the right side of the road.
Being the old style bank manager, Gavin would always smoke a bent pipe; he had three to four pipes with him at all times. He would light his pipe several times before he would get to Dean.
"We would get back to Ballarat about 4 o’clock with large sums of cash to put into the customers account. Farmers traded a lot in those days."
From the memoirs Of Des Ryan
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