thanks for that, all the very best to you too ! I have contacted a number of people over the years but time has changed them, some for the better, others have gone the other way, sad really.
A short story about Pete Elsdon, who I very much admired with his quiet but effective ways.
One day, many years ago, I was cruising at something over a ton on my motorbike, the village of Wareham was ahead so I throttled back off the gas and rolled gently into town, stopping at the traffic lights. When they turned green I turned right heading for Wool, after a couple of hundred yards I heard police sirens and eased over to let them pass, thinking there must be an accident or something. This police car overtook me then did a real Sweeny number, blocking the road directly ahead of me. A cop came galloping over and Pete said words to the effect ... 'I've been chasing you for a couple of miles you crazy ... fucking hell, I might have known, my place, tea, now' !
Listening to his version I had entered town just over the speed of light
, yeh, yeh, yeh
Bless 'im ! That was the last time that I saw him. I do hope that he is well and happy !