Les Bax has celebrated his 88th birthday on the 29th of September.

We would all like to wish Les a very happy birthday with many more to come. Les is an outstanding member of our community. Last week he was on his way home on his mobility scooter and came across a young girl who was being harassed by an older man on a bicycle. Les stood up to the man and told him to leave the young girl alone and was then abused with a tirade of nasty words and threats that Les stood up too for the safety of the young girl. After a while the man then left and Les escorted the young girl safely home. When I asked Les “what if he had of attacked you?” Les replied “well he would have to make sure when he hit me, I didn’t get back up or he would be in trouble, you just do what you have to do to ensure the safety of our community.”

Les also has some wonderful stories about growing up on the Island and starting his family here. He has seen a lot over the years and I am endeavouring to get his stories down on paper to share with you all. From the “underground Hospital” to meeting Ian Fairweather, he is a wealth of knowledge about the Island, I am sure you will all find it a very interesting read.

I take my hat off to Les, you are one in a million!!!