Many of the words in this municipal song are taken from Oliver Heaviside’s writings and letters.
Here he venerates the bicycle, Hugh sings and plays the piano, Steve sings and plays guitar with birdsong, Ben hits an upturned bicycle with drumsticks and The Choral Engineers join in with joyous singing.
Oliver would ride the picturesque lanes around Berry Pomeroy Castle in South Devon, tearing down steep hills with abandon, atop his ‘safety bicycle’. It had ‘no freewheel and only a spoon brake, which pressed on the front tyre!'
Sadly, Alan, who had shared Oliver stories with us so warmly, passed away in 2016.