David started school at 5, but did not like it much at first, he hated being away from me, but he soon settled.
We moved to mid Wales in August 79, when David was 10, as by then the area we lived in was getting quite rough, and as my husband is from this area, and we had been here on hols etc, we thought it would be better for the children with more freedom, and a better quality of life. That must have been the worst thing I have ever done, because if we had stayed in Essex, David would not have met that lunatic in his car that dreadful day in July 02. I will always regret that for as long as I live. David did enjoy his life here as far as I know. He joined Welsh Royal Crystal at 17, and learnt to be a glass blower, and an excellent one at that. I have some unique pieces that David made for us, mostly swans, dolphins in blue, and his speciality, lots of beautiful paperweights. These to me are priceless and irreplacable as David made them.
David's main love in life was his motor-bikes. He learnt to ride at 16, as round here transport is a must. He always had a bike from that day on, and in 2001 he saw this lovely green & white Kawasaki for sale - he loved that bike, but sadly it was on that bike that he met that idiot. What hurts is that David's killer has never shown any remorse for what he has done, and as the CPS decided not to charge him with anything, he is free to live and kill again. The police force around here are farcical in the way they treat victims' families. The liason officer was useless, he admitted that this was his first road death that he had dealt with. We were not even given an experienced officer to deal with this tragedy.