You would not be reading this message had it not been for Mervyn.
It was he that contacted me in 1998 and suggested I host a page on a Canvey website for Canvey Island FC.
That then led to CanveyFC.Com, which had a forum on it.
That forum, then became Below Sea Level, which became isthmian.com which led to the site you see today.
Mervyn was a good friend and someone who I personally will miss as a fellow webmaster to CanveyFC.Com along with Matt.
He was also headmaster of Wyburns Primary School until his retirement last year. He loved his caravanning and would often spend long periods of the summer in France at Chef-Boutonne as well as weeks away here in the UK.
Latterly he had become involved with IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) and was the treasurer for the Chelmsford branch.
My thoughts go to Ruby his wife and their family and friends and of course Matt his grandson.
Mervyn's funeral will be on Wednesday 20th April at Pitsea Crematorium at 3:20pm. Donations are requested to Macmillan Cancer Support. Club colours are welcome.