He is a keen founder member of the Exeter Gauge O Group, but because of his many commitments has little time for modelmaking - and consequently is often the butt of much ribald humour in the Exeter Gauge 0 Group. He lives in Colyton with his wife - almost three minutes walk from the shop. He took up horse-riding a few years ago, and was regularly to be seen on his generously-proportioned bay Ardennes gelding Dan. Sadly, in January last year Dan went to the great stable in the sky - he's greatly missed.
Both David and his wife Susan (who regularly helps out in the shop) enjoy classical music and singing - David sings on a semi-professional basis. These interests are reflected in the music played in the shop - more Bach Brahms and Beethoven than Black Sabbath! If you are visiting the shop on a Saturday and particularly want to speak to David, then do contact us beforehand as he is sometimes away singing for his supper.
Bob Olliver is a retired school-teacher... who has endured the fast learning curve about the tool business as he regularly helps out front of house. In his spare time he is an avid bird-watcher, so the location of the shop beside the River Coly suits him admirably. He and his wife Julia travel worldwide in their birdwatching quest.