Born in 1936 in Sutton, Surrey, David lived in the South East until being “early retired” in 1989 after 27 years with Xerox. He came to Tideswell with Val in 1990 where they ran Poppies restaurant and B&B, until 2000 when they ceased restauranting to continue with just the B&B.
They have a large family and can be seen around the area shepherding 11 grandchildren for a week in August during their annual week with Gran & Granddad — very hectic!
David has sung for about ten years, three of them with Tideswell Male Voice Choir. He enjoys hill-walking and “flattish” cycling, the highlight of the latter being a week’s cycling in Holland.