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David Rout


David Rout and his wife Linda have lived in Great Cornard for 34 years. When they first arrived from Enfield David started work at what was then CAV – now Delphi. He lasted 10 days there before he realised that indoor work was not for him. As he could turn his hand to most jobs he eventually became a self-employed builder and has never looked back. David reckons that the secret of a successful business is to delegate wisely and not be afraid to ask for advice if you are not completely sure about what you are doing. Never try to bluff your way through any problem is his advice.

David and Linda lived at Maldon Court for 27 years bringing up a family of three children, 2 sons, Paul and Andrew, and a daughter Julie. Paul now lives at Cockfield with his wife and three children. Andrew works with his father and Julie teaches music at schools in Essex – she plays the flute, clarinet, saxophone and piano. Just over 6 years ago David and Linda bought the old butchers shop in Bures Road. It had been empty for some time and David felt sorry for it. He has now completely renovated the house although there is still quite a lot of work to do before they are happy with it.

David, Linda, and two of their children attend Cornard Christian Fellowship Church in Broom Street which has been active in Cornard for 14 years. David soon began to play an active part within the church and is now one of the Elders. He has regularly met with other church leaders in Sudbury and, this last year, been Chairman of Churches Together in Sudbury and District.

The Christian Fellowship adhere strictly to the tenets of the Bible. The meetings of the Fellowship are very lively with music and singing playing an important part. Because of this, David started becoming interested in the production of music and now has all the equipment, including microphones, amplifiers, lighting, etc and is in fact a sound engineer. He loves music and has organised several musical events in the area. He also hires his sound and lighting apparatus to groups of musicians who cannot afford to buy it. What started off as a basic hobby has now grown into a very important part of David’s life and eventually he hopes to include recording in his musical activities.

David is not a person who vegetates. He uses every moment of his time to participate in those things that interest him. His life is varied and he seems at peace with himself and that is a virtue in a person.

Interview by Joan Herbert (Cornard News) – 06 February 2004