Malcolm Wheatley was born in 1914 and has been a resident of the Fairfield since his father began working in the original Wheatleys store. He recalls many events from his and Fairfield's history here.
On one occasion I was passing the hotel and the door burst open. Constable Noble and a chap we called Tiny, in tight embrace, spilled out into the gutter. Tiny kept banging Constable Noble's head in the greasy gutter. A taxi was called and they both finished up still fighting in the back seat of Leo Morris's Chrysler, rocking side to side with the onlookers clapping.