Dave Waterson, an inspirational club member, camp cook and leader of SLC for more than 30 years, died on the 8th December 2004 aged 89.
Dave joined the club in 1928 aged 13 and excelled at physical training, boxing and weightlifting. He worked as a junior officer before serving in WW2. After the war Dave continued as a volunteer at the club and also ran the Regent Gym and Body Building Club. The club was incorporated into SLC by the 1960s.
His most successful protege was Tony Holland who went on to find success as “Mr Muscle” on ITV’s Opportunity Knocks.
David became leader at the club in the 1970s. He was awarded an MBE in 1989 for service to young people. He continued to support the club and was present at the club’s centenary event in January this year.