Geoffrey Maw
Ian Moyler: (Geoff) was a very warm and personable human being. He wasn’t religious but you knew he had a basic religious background. I think he tithed some of his money to the church. 15% of what he earned, he gave to the church. I think either he or his father was a lay preacher. He wasn’t austere or anything like that. He was a very warm person and he had a good moral compass. He was very thoughtful and because we were such a small staff, he took a great deal of interest in what Rochelle or I were doing, and he gave a good deal of time. I remember a couple of times in my early [days] that I went to parties or got drunk and he could see I was in a bad way so he took me back to his house in Osterley, with his wife Ginty and his two kids, who were quite young, and he just put me up in one of the rooms knowing that I wasn’t in a fit state to go back to Essex. So yeah a really nice guy. Lovely person to work with and some of the phrases he used, I still use now. “Things have a habit of working themselves out.” And the other one is, “I’m eternally grateful until the next time.” They’re catch phrases that you pick up and continue to use.
Geoffrey Maw