Wednesday 3 March 2010: Stanley Gimson QC
After a morning spent swotting up on VHF/DSC transmitters, I went for lunch to a favourite place down Stockbridge.
When I first started going there regularly about ten years ago, there was a gent who always sat at this table and we would nod to him on the way out. And then he never came back, but some time later this plaque was added to the table.
For he was Stanley Gimson - I'd seen his sketches of life in a Japanese POW camp at an exhibition years before. I wished I'd known that when I used to sit at one of the adjoining tables.
However - his plaque is still there. Recently, they put tablecloths out... but thankfully they didn't persist with that. And the Ceylon tea was as good as ever.