When Derek left Holloway in 1952, he joined the Old Camdenians Cricket and Football Clubs. Whilst he was not a ‘natural’ at sport, he tried his best. He maintained his interest in football by becoming a fully qualified referee. He was a kind, gentle person and very little could upset him. He was a regular attender at the Old Camdenians dinner. One of Derek’s last acts of kindness for the club was when he escorted the widow of Harold ‘Twink’ Martin from Beckenham to the dinner on the occasion that she presented a special donation of £2000 to be used for an art award in Harold’s name. Harold was a member of the Islington Canonbury Players and a stalwart of the Old Camdenians Dramatic Society. Derek died in 2015 and was laid to rest on the 5th of October 2015.
Richard Brown, September 2015