My memories of Wycliffe go back to 1960/62 when I was a student teacher. His wonderful wife, Liz, an amazing teacher, was an inspiration to me.
It was the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and, as an 18-year-old, I was so impressed when invited by Liz and Wycliffe on their monthly visits to the East End of London… in a ‘cool’ sports car! We used to pick up older residents of the area and take them back to a hall for a social evening and a hot supper. The evenings were fun and appreciated by all… especially me, in the cool sports car.
Many years later, in the early 2,000s, I mastered Google. One snowy afternoon in Ottawa, I googled Sunbury and came across the Millennium Tapestry. Reading the list of contributors, I came across Wycliffe’s name. I, very bravely, emailed him, quite in awe as he was well known and had an OBE by then. He passed my email to Liz. For several years after that, Gordon and I were fortunate to visit them in their beautiful house.
I feel very honoured to have met such a caring and interesting gentleman.