The doyen of English music has died, aged 107main
He was personal copyist to Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton, pianist for the LSO in the 1930s, librarian for the BBC Proms during the War and a player in the Tunbridge Wells orchestra for nearly 40 years.
Above all else, Roy Douglas was one of the sweetest, most modest men you could ever hope to meet.
To me, and many others who tapped his infallible memory, Roy could not have been more helpful.
His death has been reported in the local press.
photo (c) Bert Hardy/Photographers Gallery