David R Procter

David R Procter

Manor 1952 – 1957

Died September 2014, aged 75

David gained a First from Liverpool University in Electrical Engineering. He stroked the University 1st IV and 1st VIII for two years. He spent 24 years working for BBC Engineering as a system designer of large London TV production studios. He also lectured at the Engineering Training Department.

To escape the London commute he pursued a long held wish to teach, firstly at Kent College in Canterbury and then returning to Yorkshire to teach his favourite A level subjects; physics and electronics.

Having been a member of the Chapel choir, a love of church music followed him throughout his life, he sang in London Choral societies and various church choirs. Church work was high on his agenda. In later years he served as churchwarden as St Mary’s, Alne before retiring to Thornton-le-Dale. He was an early supporter and long tome donor to the 627 Society at St Peter’s School.

David died following a long fight with cancer, leaving his wife of 46 years, Patricia, daughter, Beth and son, Simon.