This list of subs grew over the years as customers chose or requested alternate fillings. This gave rise to the Captain’s competitions for our customers to choose the names. Two that spring to mind are Boneparte’s Bounty and Tandy Torpedo.
The founding crew lost a wo(man) at sea in the first year of trading when Sue had to depart due to family commitments. June and Anita navigated the seas of trade together for another 12 years during which time they “had some wonderful times and experiences with our customers.” One notable feat was catering for the Capricorn Electricity Board (CEB now Ergon Energy to our younger customers) annual picnic on Great Keppel Island no small feat in the 30’ x 8’ shop with 1150 rolls to be ready by 10 00 hours sharp. Needless to say the families and crew were press-ganged into service, packing and labeling while June and Anita turned out subs at a tremendous rate of knots.
June and Anita continued their efforts running the shop on ‘mothers hours’ even closing during the school holidays. Shop closures were advertised in the local paper with some humour, sometimes implying exotic destinations and unusual activities (for two middle – aged women anyway!) on re-opening the sub was inundated with sub deprived customers.
At the very least the crew always tried to stand out from the crowd and have some fun. Have a look at some of these ads run in The Bully.