Paul de La Cour – 10.10.1945 – 15.04.2019

It’s with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Paul de La Cour, who was a good friend for over 35 years.

I first met him when he started his own business repairing garden machinery, from which he only retired 2 years ago, at the age of 72. Paul has been a longtime member of SEAMS and was very proud of his 1950s Lister D lighting set (of which I am now the proud owner). Paul found this engine in a ditch where it had been for many years. It was an absolute wreck but he painstakingly restored it. One of his favourite engine shows was Amberley Chalk Pits, it always amazed me how a man with one leg would be the first to load his engine onto his trailer, be out of the gate and on the road home (normally early!).

My deepest sympathies go to his wife Ann and his daughter Caroline.

Rest in Peace old friend.

Peter Hoyles