Although he has lived in St Clement for a number of years David Le Maistre is, at heart, a St Ouennais. David was born in 1937 and met Jim Le Couteur at Victoria College. As schoolboys they spent many hours together on the rocks in St Clement’s Bay and later with family members low water fishing in St Ouen’s Bay. Jim has drawn the illustrations to be used in the talk.
After working in a lawyer’s office for a few years, David moved into banking and later into the finance industry. An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, he retired in 1995 to spend some quality time with his wife, Ann, who has been confined to a wheelchair since 1971.
An active supporter of the Societe Jersiaise, he has at various times served on the Executive committee of the Societe and been chairman of both the History and Bibliography sections. David takes an active interest in the history and culture of his native island.
This is the second time that David has visited the JSL and some members may recall his 2001 presentation Bv Gone Jersey: A selection of old postcards.