John was indeed from Southport and was head boy at his school and my late wife was head girl.
Originally Posted by syd
After his epic voyage in Sea Egg, he came back to Southport and I had an afternoon and evening out with him in order to do a story for the Visiter.
About 11pm it was decided we should go and see if my wife would like to join us (yes, I know, it should have been a shade quicker) and she was absolutely stunned to come down the stairs to find John in the hallway. She dressed in double quick time too...
We ended up in the Kingsway until around 5am before I finally finished duties as taxi driver dropping John off and back home (yes, we could get away with it in those days!)
Advice of value to those who overstep the mark:
"Do not let a false statement go further; do not make an agreement with evil-doers to be a false witness."