It has been said that there are no longer any characters in the town. Not true. There is and here is a recommended read by one of them. Eddie Holt is a familiar face, if only by him ‘shaking’ a collection box at the entrance of a supermarket as he causes us to remember those who have made a sacrifice by their service in the armed forces. All this alongside his deep Christian faith and long supporter of the Methodist cause in the town. Eddie has set down his Second World War experiences, in particular as a prisoner of war, and has provided a fitting and moving record of those times. You can get a copy of ‘MY WAR: Private Eddie Holt, The King’s Own Royal; Regiment’ from Lighthouse Stationers. Get a copy for yourself.