Where do I start? Brian was my mentor at WYF Clarence Road Pattenrshop
when I was apprentice Patternmaker under the days of David Marsh and John
Brian didn't take fools gladly, and made this clear to me many times as a scared
young lad in a new environment of a Patternshop full of charactors that would
take the P at any opportunity, Bill Pedley, John Kelly, Harry Sowrey, David
Gibson, Don Elliott, Trevor Spence, Brian Marshall, Jim Parker to name but a
few... I remember one day I had the job of delivering sandwiches as I was the
apprentice, and I forgot Brian (hard to do as he was quite loud) and he told me
he didn't want me to do anything else for him again! Until the Sanding machine
paper wanted changing that is... and everything else was forgotten. I got my own
back one day when he put the badsaw blade on upside down though and he was
struggling to cut some plywood, he eventually saw the funny side of that.
Brian was also deputy Shop steward to me when I was Shop steward around 1985/6
Its been a sad year for a lot of my old friends from WYF.. R.I.P Motty!