A fitting tribute to our founder Mr David Steel

If you have ever wondered how Carnival started in Chesham, this may enlighten you. Last year we sadly lost our founder, creator and visionary Mr David Steel. He was one of Chesham’s jewels, and we have a lot to thank him for, not only for this event, but for so much more. David Steel who lived in Chesham for the last 47 years sadly passed away, he was a loving husband, father to three and proud grandfather to seven. David & his young wife Linda chose Chesham as a better place than London to raise a family and they moved out in 1965 to the Waterside area. They loved the fact that Chesham presented such a good array of activities and schools and within a few short years their family had grown to five. David was not one to take without giving back and he felt an urge to start making his mark and help to improve the schools and town that his family were growing up in. David’s first contribution was born after watching a pram race in Chesham. Seeing how the people of Chesham came out to support such an event and seeing how much fun people were having he asked himself what could he do that would benefit the people of Chesham. A short time later he had convinced a group of locals and like minded parents to form “The Schools of Chesham Carnival Committee”. In 1974 to the theme of “Alice In Wonderland” Chesham had it’s Carnival. The event was a huge success. It was opened by Radio One DJ (at the time) Terry Wogan and...