On Wednesday 19th September many members of the
Reading Video and Film-makers gathered to say goodbye
to one of their most respected members.
He had borne his illness with such positivity and
humour that it was an example to us all.
Laurie had been an active member of the Club for
almost 30 years, had served on its committee and acted
as chairman initially from 1995 -1998 and then again from
More recently he had been the prime mover behind
developing an introduction to video training programme
which had attracted many new members and at the same
time reduced the average age of members by a significant
amount! He would help anyone and was a great mentor,
motivator, inspirer and teacher. His approach was always
can do, constructive and never critical.
Over the years his ability as film-maker had been
recognised by receiving many awards at competitions
staged by the Club, SoCo, IAC and at the Guernsey Lily.
He will be remembered by his friends for his sense of
humour and significantly one of his last actions was to
donate a competition trophy for the best film to make you
smile, a very appropriate memorial to a prolific and
talented film maker.
Brian Hibbitt on behalf of the Reading Film and Video