Most Gerry & Sylvia Anderson fans will know that Ken served as Studio Production Manager at the Century 21 building at Stirling Road, and naturally had much personal insight into the day-to-day running of the studio. In fact, Ken was apparently the man who turned out the lights and locked up when Century 21 finally left the buildings.
Ken chatting to Georgina Moon
Ken chatting to Prentis Hancock
He was certainly a popular guest at various conventions, and on top of that he was a member, and an active commentator on many of the Facebook groups dealing with those Century 21 days. His enthusiasm and love for the subject really shone through, especially when he reminisced about 'the boys and girls' as he called them, working on the special effects. He was , of course especially fond of Derek Meddings.
He was 'friends' with many fans on Facebook, and his genuine and personable style made him so well liked with everyone, even if the technology occasionally frustrated him and he would vent his annoyance at it over several posts. Thankfully, I suspect his daughter, or one of his grandchildren would quickly sort it for him.
I did take a video of Ken, along with his pal, Focus Puller Robin McDonald and AP Films Director Alan Perry at RAF Cosford in 2014. It was only filmed for my personal use simply to check facts for my blog posts, and it was never my intention to post it, as the sound is quite low. But, it is just about audible, and I feel I'd rather share it as it does feature our Ken in full flow chatting about his days at the studio.
I know it's an obvious thing to say but, what the heck, I think I speak for everyone when I say you will be missed, mate.