A former Huddersfield man is coming back to town to mark his 65th birthday and is keen to catch up with people he knew here in the past.
David Pickup was a pupil at Colne Valley High School until 1965 and went on to train in primary teaching in Chichester during the mid 1970s.
From the mid 1980s he has been living in Brighton where he became involved in co-operative housing groups. He was the founder member of a self-build group and built nine homes by hand between 1992 to 1994.
David said: “The method was Walter Segal timber frame, a method which allows people with no traditional building skills to participate as the skills are taught on the spot. They were built from architects’ drawings.”
He added: “At the age of 63 I started to train and did the Brighton Half Marathon this year and will be doing it again next year. I’ll be doing the New Forest 10 Mile Race next month.
“I am fundraising for a Sussex-based animal welfare trust which rescues animals of all kinds, including my own cat.”
David will be in Huddersfield from July 2 to July 4.
Contact David by email on firstname.lastname@example.org