About a year ago, the funeral and celebration of Denis Smith’s life took place at St James the Less Church. It was an uplifting and eye-opening occasion. The church was full of family, friends and colleagues of Denis. Folk musicians (including members of his own family) payed homage to Denis by playing folk music that he loved. We learned a lot about this extraordinary man. Many of us had only known him in the later years of his life when he was suffering from dementia. Lynda Smith wrote this article about Denis, and it seems fitting to post it online now to mark his anniversary. Please click on the image below to download the document.