David Dimbleby raises funds for Lynchmere church


SEASONED television broadcaster David Dimbleby found himself on the other side of the questioning when he returned to Lynchmere to help raise funds for the Friends of St Peter’s Church.

The chairman of Question Time was interviewed by Julian Biggs, a Friends’ committee member.

He asked only enough to encourage David to talk, but he had done his research and produced slides and clips from earlier Dimbleby broadcasts.

David spent his teenage years in Lynchmere before starting work as a reporter in Bristol, later taking responsibility for the family business centred on the local paper in Richmond.

His reporting skills kept him at the BBC until he emerged as a commentator on many important, and royal occasions.

He spoke about the immense amount of research needed and of his series Britain and the Sea when it looked as if he was sailing his boat virtually alone whereas there were a cameraman, sound engineer, a producer and a professional skipper there as well.

The evening at Highfield School, Liphook raised £6,000 for the group which maintains the ancient St Peter’s Church.