Excellent tribute to Stephen Mayne

I WOULD like to pay tribute to the community of the Old Town for its tribute to Stephen Mayne.

There was an amazing procession, a great jazz band and funeral service which brought hundreds out for a man who cut my hair - not always very well it must be said - but in the Old Town that doesn’t matter.

May I say heartfelt best wishes to Denese and Luke and Steve’s heartbroken family. Thanks to the police, one of whom came off duty specially to act as road marshall, to the wonderful lady who walked in front of the procession and to Jonathan Mendenhall who conducted the service with brilliant wit and professionalism under difficult circumstances.

All in all a sad day, but one, most certainly, to remember.

PETER HOLDSTOCK

Harold Road

(Editor’s note: see page 20)