Faversham Natters - David Selves (Supporting Abbey Physic Community Garden)
David Selves was born in London in the first half of the last century, but you'd never know it.
He relishes life and all that he does. His energy and enthusiasm is legion and legendary.
His experiences span as many areas of life, or more, as they do decades.
Growing up in post war London taught him much but nothing more so that the value of being a part of a community and, if you are able to, playing your part in it.
Although digging holes when he left school his cheek and the ability to use a cricket bat, which he still can, got him an office job in London following which he became a qualified banker and the Midland Bank sent him to the London Business School.
Since 1977 he has started, saved and run all sorts of business but he always played a role in his society.
His experiences as Chairman of a Chamber of Commerce, National Board Member and Regional Chairman of the Small Business Bureau, Councillor, Parliamentary Candidate, International negotiator, risk finance adviser, public speaker, charity auctioneer, panel chairman and interviewer who has also experienced terrorism at close quarters creates today the ideal presenter of Faversham Natters.
At the London Grill Club he "grills" major names from the world of sport, politics and the media but here he enjoys a convivial natter with local folk as a foil to one of his many day jobs which includes running the Faversham Creek Hotel and Red Sails restaurant with his wife Tracy.
They have 5 children between them and 8 grandchildren who have, perhaps unsurprisingly, taken to calling him Grandad Cricket as he is know when in whites.
Locally David is a Trustee of the Faversham Sea Cadets T S Hazard and of the Abbey Physic Community Garden. His life is full but he finds time for everyone and admitted when awarded the Freedom of the City of London that only London will ever be truly home and that when he does eventually die maybe he will return there from Faversham on a Thames barge, under the red sails of course!