BEN’S BLOG: ‘Julie Williams’ Life as a Bookmaker’

ben_keith_team-150x150[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ulie Williams had to follow in some deep footsteps, when she took over her father, Fearless Freddie Williams’ business. She told me that, when standing as a bookmaker, at the races, a new and tougher her, had to emerge, to survive in the betting-jungle. And it is true to say, that she has performed well in battle, whilst always retaining her ladylike demeanour.

If Racing and The Ring is to move forward, we must embrace diversity and welcome all. Part of that, must be to encourage and see more women working as Bookmakers.

In these interviews, Simon Nott, Star’s relentless reporter, asks Julie Williams about her life as a Bookie.

In other news:

OK, This is a Jellied-Eels Emergency! Do you have that urge, Blog? Well, Saturday is the only day to have it, as aside from going to a Pie & Mash Shop, the only place I can find, to buy eels, is in Chelsea, at their food market, from Maldon Oysters. Their selection of other shellfish is certainly not vast. But their eels satisfy any such craving. 6

Over and out, B x