The space available for obituaries in our newspaper is limited. So in this part of our web site, we publish longer articles which complement the printed versions celebrating the lives of local residents.

Motorcycles and Music: Len David – 24 December 1948 – 26 May 2020

Leonard John David was born on 24 December 1948 in Caversham (Surley Row), the only child of Harold and Ilona David. Ilona was Hungarian, and she and Harold had met in Austria during the war. At home they spoke German to one another, and Ilona spoke Hungarian to Len, so English was his third language.

Len’s passion for music was a big part of his life. His cousin Jill had taught him piano from the age of 11, and he attended London College of Music in the 1980’s where he was taught music theory by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s father  …read more


Richard Heyes 1941 -2020 – a personal reflection

Many readers will have heard of the untimely death of Richard, from cancer, after a very short illness. However the current lockdown means that we cannot commemorate his contribution to Caversham Good Neighbours (CGN), as we would have wished to do at his funeral. His wife and daughter have written a brief obituary of Richard for the Caversham Bridge. But I would like to add my own recollections of working with him and my personal reflections on the support he gave me …read more