A Proud Leigh Man

An early supporter of Endeavour when she returned to Leigh was David Johnson who had the task of auditing our accounts each year. He died in April.

David grew up in the Old Town when his father took over the former Sutton and Wiggins boatyard. They had moved to Wakering where it is now Sutton's Boatyard. In Leigh, Johnson Sons and Jago was formed with Len Johnson working the yard after Mr Jago was drowned. David learned about boats and took a particular interest in engineering.

After leaving Westcliff High School, David trained as an electrical engineer working at a power station near Southampton. He retired as senior engineer and moved back to Leigh and his family home in Thames Drive and became involved in community affairs and with Endeavour.

When Leigh Town Council was formed he was one of the first members. A keen bowler David was President of the Essex Bowls Club where he taught youngsters to play.

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