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David Samways

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on January 1, 2018 at 9:49:51 am

Tribute from Alan Hartley-Smith

I understand David's email address is being monitored so I would like to express my sadness in using it for this occasion to contact his family. Over the years David and I have conducted a varied, interesting and stimulating correspondence to record the history of the company we both regarded as our work-life alma mater, which was so ignominiously treated in its final days, to at least ensure it is not forgotten. I had wondered the reason for an apparent pause in the flow of messages but did not suspect illness - I sent an e-card to him for Christmas. It is a fact of our lives that our numbers are inevitably reducing so each loss is keenly felt.


Tribute from Mike Plant

What a shock.  David can only have been 78, or at most, nudging 79. One of the most striking of my" intake in 1957--tall, handsome in a way, and aristocratic in his manner and manners. A charming stammer and a ready wit, what memories flood back. The Oldfellows Group, started and run by him, I'm sure has grown  to a  much larger and detailed record than he originally envisaged!  How appropriate that HIS group should itself be a living memory of him and of those of us fortunate enough to have been present during his time in the Company.

Sadly, but with a smile too,  Mike


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