I have only one vague memory of meeting David when I bought a dog lead from him for my madcap, Coniston-born collie, both of which I still have.
And that might have been all, but for a strange coincidence recently when researching the last details of K7's instrument panel. Paul Allonby's famous shot almost did the trick but not quite so I called him to ask whether he might just have another tucked away that maybe wasn't so good but which might contain clues. He told me no, but maybe David did as he was always snapping away back in 66/67 and, as he was a good friend of Robbie Robinson, perhaps that would be a good way to be introduced. I duly called Robbie who spoke with David and a search for clues ensued, sadly without result but the thought was there. What I do recall is the warmth that came across whenever David was mentioned and as such individuals are living history and completely irreplaceable I always feel their loss keenly whether I knew them personally or not.
They're also an inspiration to us and a motive force to our project. Donald, Ken and Lew Norris, Corporal Evans, David Watt.
We'll do you proud.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
This is not put on as a public entertainment... it's put on to reach a certain goal.