A candle for Zach

River Lea at night 11 October 2019

11th October 2019 was the fourth anniversary of the passing of our grandson Zach.

We marked it by launching four floating candles along the River Lea.

This beautiful photo was taken by my stepson and Zach’s uncle, Jonathan Lucas.

It was shot from Folly Bridge; a view Zach loved.

I used to stand him here so he could see the houseboats, ducks, geese and all the other river life.

I know it sounds very sentimental but all I could think of was a line from Elton John:

‘Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did’.

By John Barber

John Barber was born in London at the height of the UK Post War baby boom. He had careers in Advertising, International Banking and the Wine Industry before becoming Town Centre Manager in his home town of Hertford. He has been writing professionally since 1996 when he began to contribute articles to magazines on social and local history. His first published book in 2002 was a non-fiction work entitled The Camden Town Murder, a hitherto unsolved murder case from 1907.