Speaker Date Topic
Tony Atkinson Nov 01, 2018
A Prescribed Life, Royalty, Romance and Medicine
A Prescribed Life, Royalty, Romance and Medicine

Footman to royalty Tony Atkinson saw plenty going on behind palace doors when he waited on members of the monarchy!

Tony Atkinson was born in London in 1929. He worked as a casual footman for the Royal family and as a waiter in London while he was training to be a doctor at Guy's Hospital. Tony and his wife, Terry, brought their young family to Australia in 1962, and they settled in the northern suburbs of Melbourne where he practised as a specialist anaesthetist until 2014.

Although Tony eventually settled into a medical career, one would never really say he settled down. His specialty was anaesthesia but his greatest gift may be for telling rousing tales