Derek George Barker was born in 1930 and creatively grew up on box brownies, German cameras during his national service and onto cine cameras. This passion never faded and after many years as a plumber the calling was too great and a career change to cinema projectionist was on the cards at the age of 40. This passion continues into his retirement with a collection of 8mm, 16mm and 35mm projectors and films, which form part of his ever growing personal collection.
Q: In how many years from now will the knowledge of film and projects be a lost memory?
David Cawkwell, born into a family of farm owners in the hilly, picturesque village of Queensbury in Yorkshire. His first step on the career ladder was delivering milk from a very young age by a horse draw milk cart, to working in Saudi Arabia in the construction industry and now working as printer for an international greeting card brand . Working his way through different careers he has never lost his enthusiasm for getting those hand covered in oil. Progressing from being laid out in the road, under a car and in the dark with only a hand lamp, to the garage he now owns which is his sanctuary. The garage is a place to take on new challenges which deliver great satisfaction when that that final nut is back in place and all is in working order again. It is also a place where friends can gather, drink tea and stand around the heat from the pot bellied stove.
Q: For how long will the enthusiastic home mechanic be able to work on his cars before the introduction of new technologies from the large car brand prevent this?