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60) Vanessa Gebbie 
Lewes, East Sussex
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Monday, 16 March 2015 15:39 Write a comment

Dear David Wood

Firstly, thank you for the enormous joy you have given to generations. I took my son, (now mid 30s) to see The Gingerbread Man in London, when he was about 5/6 and we all loved it. We bought the tape of the songs at the theatre - and it was a favourite for long journeys for years. We were all word perfect!
I now have a granddaughter, and have made sure she knows the story. I have also been looking without success, to find those songs, on CD. I did find a cartoon video, and bought it with much excitement - she loves it - but where are those wonderful, brilliant songs?
I'd be so grateful if you could help.

with best wishes

Vanessa G

David Wood Tuesday, 17 March 2015 09:57
Thanks, Vanessa, for your message. Delighted to hear that THE GINGERBREAD MAN is fondly remembered by you and your family!

The cassette of the songs, with Bernard Cribbins doing the narration, is still available. I will send you a separate e-mail giving details of how to buy it.

I quite understand that you might not have the facility to play a cassette any more! Sadly, it has not been possible to produce a CD version for various copyright reasons.

However, you can hear all the songs on my website. Go into the SIGHTS & SOUNDS section, click on THE GINGERBREAD MAN and off you go!

All good wishes.

59) Helen Dootson 
Worthing, West Sussex
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 21:40 Write a comment

I have just found myself singing the theme to The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner this evening. As I only saw this once, as a small child in the early 70s in Twickenham, I thought you might like to know what an amazing impression it obviously made. I loved the performance, and I also remember you in the audience with us (I may well be mistaken). Anyway, thank you for such an abiding memory

David Wood Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:58
Thanks, Helen, for your lovely message! Delighted that PLOTTERS made an impression on you! This play means a lot to me, because it was the first original, as opposed to adapted, children's play I wrote. The first production was at the Swan Theatre, Worcester in 1970. Alison Steadman played Greenfly. The play was directed by Mick Hughes, who later became one of the country's finest lighting designers. He was a pretty good director, too! The following year, the play was presented at the Shaw Theatre, London for a Christmas season, directed by Jonathan Lynn, who later found fame as the co-writer of YES MINISTER. Julia McKenzie played Ladybird. In 1979, PLOTTERS became the first ever touring production of Whirligig Theatre, the children's theatre company I co-ran for 25 years. The play is still performed quite a lot in schools and by amateur groups. It is done quite a bit in Germany, too, because it has a green theme, which they rather like!

Thank you for bringing back all sorts of memories!

All good wishes.

58) Leigh Benton 
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Saturday, 21 February 2015 18:57 Write a comment

Dear David, I've just discovered your website! I played Professor Paperback in our Primary School production in 1978!! I wanted to know what inspired you to write the themes in this fascinating play?? I so enjoyed being in this play as it gave me the opportunity of feeling part of a wonderful, exciting & moving story ! Thank you so much for bringing imagination in to the lives of children. All the best Leigh.

David Wood Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:52
Thank you, Leigh, for your kind message. Delighted to hear that you are a former Professor Paperback! THE PAPERTOWN PAPERCHASE was one of the plays I wrote for the Swan Theatre, Worcester, which was where I worked as an actor in repertory and also got my first chance to write plays for children.

The original spark came when I was on holiday in Menorca. Across the valley was a restaurant called the SALAMANDER. The sign was visible from the villa! It made me curious to find out more about the creature that apparently could live in fire!

The idea developed into an imagined conflict between the Land of Fire and the Land of Paper. Two opposites. The idea of a town made of paper and populated by paper people soon followed!

I suppose that the storyline was partly influenced by BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The Salamander kidnaps Tishoo, rather like the Beast keeps Beauty prisoner.

The original production at Worcester was directed by the splendid Giles Block, whose recent book about acting in Shakespeare was shortlisted for a theatre book award presented by the Society for Theatre Research.

Some years after the Worcester production I had the opportunity to direct the play myself for Whirligig Theatre, my own touring children’s theatre company. I did a bit of re-writing, slightly simplifying the action, which originally had switched back and forth between the two worlds rather too much, I fancy! Samuel French, the publishers, kindly republished the revised version, which is the one that is still occasionally performed – though not as often as I would like!

All good wishes, and thank you for taking the trouble to write.

Best wishes.

57) Jade King 
Worcetsre, United Kingdom
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Monday, 24 November 2014 11:23 Write a comment

I am writing to say thank you for coming to our university for you talk on children's theatre was very inspiring as a writer I never really knew how challenging it was to write for children until I heard and read your tales and stories. I also very much appreciated you acting class as well, and I will be using your techniques in everything that I do. Thank you so much again.

David Wood Tuesday, 25 November 2014 13:08
Thanks for your message, Jade. Very pleased that you felt my visit was valuable! I always enjoy coming to Worcester. The students are always willing and enthusiastic! All good wishes for the future! Best wishes. David
56) Rhianne Shipham 
London, England
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Sunday, 9 November 2014 23:48 Write a comment

Dear Mr Wood,

Its a pleasure to be sending you this message.
When I was younger I always watched The Gingerbread Man on TV. It was my favorite thing to do I could just sit there and watch the same one all day. For the past few years people have been asking me which TV shows I watched as a young child and I've always told them, there was this one show about a gingerbread man and an evil teabag but no-ones ever knew what I meant. Now after 10 years I've found what I've been looking for and I've come to say thank you.
Thank you for giving me my childhood in the best and safest way possible.

lots of love,

David Wood Monday, 10 November 2014 14:35
Thanks, Rhianne, for your very rewarding message! So pleased that you enjoyed watching THE GINGERBREAD MAN. As you may know, all the episodes are available on DVD now.

The aim was always to make more episodes, but sadly the company that made them was taken over by another company that decided not to go ahead!

Although my version of THE GINGERBREAD MAN story started off as a play and then became a book, I always wanted it to become an animation series, so it was very exciting to watch it being made. Not only that, I was allowed to be the voice of the Gingerbread Man too!

All good wishes.

55) Ian Gent 
United Kingdom
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 21:41 Write a comment

Hi David

We just watched "The Queen's Handbag" again and many thanks for such a great show.

It was better than we remembered it and we thought it was really good at the time. It was lovely to see it because my daughter who was 7 at the time was reminded of it, and my daughter who was 2 obviously didn't remember it at all.

For a while after the original we used to play a game of making up stories without baddies to match the brilliant line "Oh what a lot of of lovely dalmations. The End"

I'm also pleased to say that in the last year or so we saw BFG at Dundee Rep and Illyria's production of George's Marvellous Medicine!

We remain huge David Wood fans in this family!


David Wood Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:55
Thanks, Ian, for your very kind message.

THE QUEEN'S HANDBAG took up seven months of my life, and wasn't easy ...! But I wouldn't have missed it for the world! Very glad that you and the family enjoyed it. Maybe I should watch it again!

The original intention had been for the play to be released in aid of charity as a DVD. Sadly, various copyright problems prevented this.

Delighted, too, that you saw THE BFG at Dundee. This coming Christmas Dundee Rep are doing my adaptation of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. Hope you can see that, too.

Another production of THE BFG will be at the Lyceum, Edinburgh.

Thanks for your interest and generous words!

All good wishes to you and your family.

54) James Gill 
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Monday, 29 September 2014 20:35 Write a comment

Dear David,

I recently watched If... Again, and as someone sent to a boarding school was quite moved by it when I watched it back then too.
Thanks for a great performance.

Best Regards


David Wood Thursday, 2 October 2014 10:48
Thanks, James for your message. Glad to hear that IF.... still 'works' for you! I hear that the Blu-ray edition came out recently! Sobering to think we made it over 45 years ago!

Best wishes.

53) Luke Thompson 
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Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:33 Write a comment

Hey David.
I was wondering if your 'Georges marvellous medicine' script is available for purchase anywhere?

David Wood Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:09
Thanks for your message, Luke. The script of my adaptation of Roald Dahl's GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE is published by Samuel French Ltd., who also licence amateur productions. The contact details for Samuel French are: [], address: 52 Fitzroy Street, London,W1T 7JR , tel: 020 7387 9373.

Samuel French, I am pleased to say, publish all seven of my Roald Dahl adaptations, and will soon be publishing the most recent - THE MAGIC FINGER.

All good wishes.

52) Dawn Phillips 
United Kingdom
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Saturday, 27 September 2014 13:52 Write a comment

Dear David Wood,

Having spent many hours of enjoyment reading and re-reading The Toy Cupboard to my children and my childminded children. I desperately wanted to by a copy each for my young niece and nephew only to discover that it is now out of print. I am greatly saddened by this and only wish it was still being printed as it is such a fantastic book.

David Wood Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:18
Thanks, Dawn for your message. I was delighted to hear that you and your children enjoyed THE TOY CUPBOARD. Like you, I was very disappointed to find that it went out of print not long after publication. This was partly because the publisher was absorbed into another company, for whom the children's book list was not high priority.

Occasionally copies pop up (excuse the pun) on Amazon or Ebay or Abe Books, but they tend to be very expensive. Not only that, if they are second-hand copies, they tend to have bits missing, like a little jigsaw or the magic trick.

I wish I could tell you that I had a secret store of spare copies of THE TOY CUPBOARD, but, alas, I don't. Richard Fowler, with whom I created the book, and I have tried occasionally to interest other publishers in taking on the task of re-releasing the book, but so far I'm afraid we have failed.

All good wishes.

51) David Chaudoir 
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Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:18 Write a comment

Hi David
If.... again.
I watched the film for the umpteenth time again last night. Aside from the revolutionary aspect it also has an enormous sense of fun. Was it fun to film it? Also was the pretend swordfight in Cheltenham filmed infront of passersby without them knowing what was going on? I hope you are not bored with questions about this film as I know it was over forty years ago now.



David Wood Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:01
Thanks for your message, David. I never get bored with answering questions about IF.... Quite apart from the fact that it was a huge milestone in my acting career, it was a very memorable and extraordinary experience. I'm hoping to write down my IF.... memories before long, because people seem interested in recollections from everybody connected with the film.

We had a lot of fun filming it. Malcolm, Richard and I several times got into trouble on set for finding things TOO funny. Arthur Lowe was so funny as the House Master in the 'welcome back to school' speech that the three of us couldn't stop laughing. Lindsay Anderson dismissed us from the set while he was filming Arthur's close-ups! We also found it extremely hard not to laugh as Geoffrey Chater, as the Chaplain rose in a dignified manner from the drawer in the Headmaster's office. That scene was filmed in a palatial building in Knightsbridge. At lunchtime, Malcolm, Richard and I were allowed 'out' in our school uniforms. We escaped to WAY-IN, the trendy clothes department on the top floor of Harrods, where I think we probably behaved rather badly!

The pretend fight in Cheltenham was indeed filmed without them knowing what was going on. Having said that, as soon as the crew set up the camera on one side of the street, some people, realising something was happening, stood behind or alongside the camera. But, on the other side of the road, where we were instructed to walk and then suddenly have a tiff, followed by a mock confrontation, nobody was aware of the filming. The elderly lady who comes up to us at the end of the scene was, to be the best of my knowledge, an innocent member of the public! There were rumours that she was, in fact, an extra, employed without Malcolm and me knowing. I'm still not sure about that! What I can tell you is that during the filming of the scene, when Malcolm was on top of me on the pavement, there was a screech of brakes. A lorry stopped, blocking the view of the camera, an irate, public-spirited driver climbed down, wielding a hammer (really!) and approached us, shouting at Malcolm to stop assaulting me. For a moment or two, thinking this might be being filmed and that Lindsay would want us to continue acting, Malcolm started shouting at the man that I had insulted him and deserved the punishment he was giving me! But we both very soon realised that the man was in absolute earnest, and had to stop performing! An assistant ran up and told my 'rescuer' that we were filming, and he stomped off, rather cross and a little red-faced, as the crowd on the pavement opposite cheered and clapped ...
If you look very carefully at the scene, or if you play it in slow motion, you will see that as I fall to the pavement, I split my trousers from the top of the crotch down to the knee. A large expanse of thigh is visible for perhaps half a second! This happened on the very first take, and for all the subsequent takes, camera tape was used to seal the join until the trousers could be repaired by the wardrobe department!

Thanks for getting in touch.

All good wishes.

50) dot wooder 
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:27 Write a comment

Hello David You probably don't remember me - 100 years ago - Unicorn Theatre. Hope you are well. Am looking for either a pantomime sub. or play to do for the children in my village. Is it possible to use one of your plays and how much would it cost. Probably it will vary - Anyway lovely to contact you even if it's not possible. Love Dot Wooder

David Wood Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:20
Dear Dot,

Lovely to hear from you! Do hope you are well! Every time I pass the Arts Theatre I think back to the five productions of MEG AND MOG SHOW we did! Your publicity skills helped the show do really well over the years. I loved adapting it from the books by Helen Nicol and Jan Pienkowski, and directing it too. Happy days!

Hopefully you have looked at the list of plays on the website. Virtually all of them are available for amateur performance, via Samuel French Ltd., who not only publish the plays, but license performances too. The performing fees vary a little, but are very fair, I think!

You will see that I wrote several pantomime substitutes, with the familiar titles. I think my favourite is MOTHER GOOSE'S GOLDEN CHRISTMAS, which actually doesn't feature the tradition MOTHER GOOSE story at all! Something that already has a number of children in the cast is BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG. Also FANTASTIC MR FOX. Another one that schools or drama groups often perform is THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT WENT TO SEE....

Do feel free to get in touch for a chat and more suggestions, if you want them!

All good wishes.

49) George Mahoney 
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Thursday, 31 July 2014 03:33 Write a comment

Hi David,

Glad to see you are doing so well. I have long been a fan and in my opinion one of your best acting performances was as Thompson in Aces High. The film is a personal favourite of mine and aside from being a source of great enjoyment for those of us who are aviation enthusiasts, it really captures the tragedy and sacrifice that faced pilots in the First World War. Particularly poignant being the centenary year of the conflict.

David Wood Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:56
Thanks, George, for your kind message. So pleased that you are a fan of ACES HIGH. We had a lot of fun filming it, mainly at Booker Airfield, near High Wycombe. It was a pleasure to be reunited with Malcolm McDowell, with whom I had acted in IF.... seven years earlier. Jack Gold, the director, is a very friendly, encouraging and astute director, for whom we all wanted to do our very best! I had worked for him before in an excellent BBC play called MAD JACK, all about Siegfried Sassoon. It went out in the Wednesday play slot, I think. Michael Jayston was brilliant as Sassoon. I played my usual role, the best friend! Quite a lot of ACES HIGH was filmed on location in and around Weymouth. That was where I nearly came to grief. The horse I was riding took off, galloping hard with me hanging on the mane, until a tree stopped its progress, allowing me to slip off the back, over the tail, somewhat shaken! I was immediately asked to go back on the horse and do the scene again! It was all my own fault. At the audition, when asked if I could ride, I confidently replied 'yes'. Totally untrue. But I got the part ... In the two or three weeks before filming started, I had a few riding lessons, but was pretty hopeless ... when we started shooting the scene, it became patently obvious that I couldn't ride, but bless him, Jack Gold never got angry. He was patience itself. But I did feel guilty when, a couple of weeks after filming stopped, I was suddenly summoned to Weymouth to do the scene yet again. The whole crew had been re-assembled specially. I dreaded meeting the horse again - he was called Paddy Punch, and was a real horse, not a film-trained horse. His owner told me with great pride that he didn't get taken out from the stables too much these days, and really enjoyed taking off at speed ... - Anyway, I arrived on the location with Michael Jayston, ready to film the brief conversation he and I had to have before riding off in opposite directions. Michael, I hasten to say, was a skilful horseman. To my surprise - and relief - no horses greeted us. Instead, I was hoisted up onto Jack Gold's shoulders. Michael sat on somebody else's shoulders. They jogged around. The camera got what it wanted, and we all went home!

No horse riding in ACES HIGH. Only flying aeroplanes! At the royal premiere of the film, the Queen asked me if we had actually flown the planes. I had to point out that insurance wouldn't allow that! We did get to climb in and out of the cockpit quite a lot. And in the close ups during the battle scenes, I nearly lost an eyebrow, when a flame thrower was pointed at the slightly wrong angle!

Thank you, George, for bringing back some happy memories!

Best wishes.

48) Sarah 
Aldershot, Hants
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Thursday, 10 July 2014 22:12 Write a comment

At 40 years of age, I have just been discussing with my 10 year old the amazing impact watching the Selfish Shellfish in Farnham ,when I was her age, had on me. I truly believe it made me environmentally aware and prompted an enthusiasm for nature and wildlife which has continued to this day and which I share with my daughter. We spend much time out and about enjoying nature and she is crazy about all kinds of wildlife, the environment and very cross about pollution. I just wanted to share with you how this amazing play I saw when I was 10 is still having a roll on effect to the next generation.

David Wood Tuesday, 30 September 2014 13:22
Dear Sarah,

Thanks so much for your message. I was delighted to be reminded about THE SELFISH SHELLFISH, which was the first of several 'environmentally aware' plays I wrote. You saw the very first production at the Redgrave Theatre, Farnham, whose Artistic Director, Stephen Barry, had kindly commissioned it.

It really is rewarding to hear that the play had such an effect on you. And it is great to hear that your daughter loves wildlife too and cares so much about the planet.

After the Farnham production, I directed the play myself for Whirligig Theatre, my touring children's theatre company, and we took the play all over the UK and to London, to Sadler's Wells Theatre. I still think it is one of the best productions we did. I think the character of the Great Slick, the villainous oil slick, gave nightmares to lots of children! I'm quite proud of that, to be honest! I think it did indeed disturb children a bit, which made them think about the plight of the rockpool creatures!

The main song in the play was called WHEN WILL WE LEARN? It was a song asking when we human beings would learn that we were spoiling our home by not caring enough about the creatures that live alongside us. FRIENDS OF THE EARTH found the song and ended up using it as their anthem for a few years. And still I hear of schools singing the song at festivals, which is very pleasing.

I have to admit that the main impetus for the play didn't come from my own passionate evangelism for the environment! One day I though how theatrically effective it would be to have a character walk on stage wearing a cloak, which was so big it covered the entire stage! I thought about what this character might be. I imagined the undulating folds of material stretching out across the stage and imagined an oil slick riding on the waves of the ocean ... this image led to the play, rather than an overt environmental message I wanted to promote! But the more I researched the effect an oil slick has on creatures and landscape, the more annoyed I felt about the transport of oil in tankers across the sea - a human folly that led to so much pollution and destruction.

Thank you so much for writing.

All good wishes.

47) Simon Leadbeater 
Harpenden, UK
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Wednesday, 11 June 2014 13:01 Write a comment

Dear David,

Last Sunday, at the Civic Service, Crabtree Junior School performed 'When will we learn.' I just loved it, and as a councillor on the environment committee so relevant, and I would love to know the lyrics. But I cannot find them anywhere.

Would you mind please letting me have a copy of the lyrics - just for my personal use. Thank you.

David Wood Monday, 14 July 2014 14:31
Dear Simon,

Thanks for your message. Apologies for the delay.

So pleased that you like the song WHEN WILL WE LEARN? It comes from my play THE SELFISH SHELLFISH which is all about creatures living in a rock pool, threatened by the advance of an oil slick.

I will send you the words as requested!

All good wishes.

46) Jack Finlay 
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Sunday, 1 June 2014 17:21 Write a comment

Hello! I was just wondering if you could answer this question for a Children's Theatre portfolio I am writing:

''When you put on a show, what is it you personally strive to achieve?''

I understand this is a very broad question and I can imagine you would have many answers, but if you happen to find a little time to answer, I would be exceptionally grateful,
many thanks, Jack

David Wood Monday, 14 July 2014 15:38
Dear Jack,

Thanks for your message. Apologies for delay.

My aim, when writing a play for children, directing it or producing it, is to engage and entertain the audience, many of whom may never have been to the theatre before. I want them to come again, so I want to make them laugh, maybe make them cry, make them think, trigger their imaginations and give them an exciting experience, by telling a ripping story in an unpatronising, theatrical way.

All good wishes.

45) Larae 
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Thursday, 22 May 2014 19:45 Write a comment

I love this site - its so usefull and helpfull.

David Wood Monday, 14 July 2014 15:43
Thanks, Larae, for your message. Apologies for the delay.

So pleased that you have found my website helpful.

Best wishes.

44) Keith Jamison 
Belfast, U.K.
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Monday, 12 May 2014 00:34 Write a comment

David, I remember you fondly from my childhood. You always immersed yourself in a story and brought all aspects of it to life by firing my imagination. I'm 48 now, but I credit my own imagination to the wonderful television presenters such as yourself, who really engaged with their audience.

I'm so glad to see that you are still firing the imaginations of new generations of children.

Long may you continue!

Best wishes,


David Wood Monday, 14 July 2014 15:50
Thanks, Keith, for your kind message. Apologies for the delay.

My television presenting days were a life time ago! But I remember them with great affection. And I am still in touch with many of my co-presenters.

Although I loved performing on television, my real home has always been the theatre, where I am thankful and privileged to still keep myself extremely busy!

All good wishes.

43) Palma 
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Friday, 9 May 2014 08:59 Write a comment

Thanks a bunch! It a astonishing webpage!

David Wood Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:40
Thanks, Palma for your message. Apologies for the delay.

So pleased that you like this website.

Best wishes.

42) kenechi 
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Wednesday, 30 April 2014 16:27 Write a comment

HI David,

I am a writer with great interest in writing children's stories. I am currently writing a children's story, with an African setting. This story has got lots of songs and as such I hope to turn it into a musical to the delight of every child.

But my question is, 'How can I create an interesting story of this manner and turn it into an unforgettable experience for every child on the stage?

David Wood Monday, 14 July 2014 15:58
Thanks, Kenechi. Apologies for the delay.

Your idea sounds interesting. I hope that you do indeed turn your story into a musical play.

I think you need to see lots of plays and read lots of plays for children, in order to get a feel for the technique.

Also, can I recommend you to my book THEATRE FOR CHILDREN: GUIDE TO WRITING, ADAPTING, DIRECTING AND ACTING? It is published by Faber. You can buy copies on Amazon or, if you look in the MY BOOKS section of this website, you can find out how to buy it from me!

The book hopefully gives you a lot of ideas and advice.

Lots of luck with your project!

All good wishes.

41) Darren Rutter 
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Sunday, 27 April 2014 00:40 Write a comment

Dear David, I do hope you can help me. I grew up in Wandsworth, London and attended Allfarthing Primary School between 1974-1980. I've recently been reminiscing about my time at the school and a recent visit to Abbey Road studios jogged my memory of going to the studios to do some recordings. By chance I came across your website and noticed a post where you helped a member of the choir by supplying her with a recording made at Abbey Road. I was wondering if you still had a copy and any other information you would be willing to share? I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards, Darren Rutter

David Wood Monday, 14 July 2014 16:03
Thanks, Darren, for your message. Apologies for the delay.

Delighted to hear from one of the choir directed by the wonderful Mrs Pat Quarmby! We had an exciting time at Abbey Road producing THE DAVID WOOD SONGBOOK.

I will send you an e-mail to help you find a copy of the recording!

Best wishes.

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