During the process of creating the 50th Anniversary book I was set the task of writing the Foreword. The brief was fairly broad in terms of content but the word limit was clear… “about 300 words, or half a page should be fine Dave. Is that ok?” “Sure no problem. That’s fine” was my response.
Once I started writing the stories and memories came flooding back. A few months later I had written nearer 30, 000 words (approximately 50 pages!) that contained industry anecdotes, jokes, insights and personal views. When I spoke to family, friends and colleagues they all said it would be a shame to consign the content to the hard drive of my computer so Dave’s Demolition Diaries was born.
As part of Coleman & Company’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, I have carefully crafted the 30,000 words into a series of bite size stories that I’ll share here over the next twelve months on a weekly basis. I hope you enjoy them. If you have any comments or questions I’d love to hear from you. Better still if you have any photos or memories that my stories bring to mind I’d love to receive them. I’ll happily share them on my blog.