This is a letter from David's son Simon, owner of the Lightship .
I'll keep this brief, but i just wanted to inform you all that the reason for the sudden end to his blogs is that 8 weeks ago he fell off a ladder at home in Wales and suffered irreversible brain damage and has been in a coma on and off since. After a brief spell when he seemed to be making a miraculous recovery. He spoke a few sentences and even stood with help, he then got an infection, suffered multiple seizures and is now back to where he was 6/7 weeks ago. He is not expected to survive the next infection and we are bracing ourselves for the inevitable. Thank you all for your interest and support for the project, i know he got a great deal of satisfaction helping me with my restoration. It now seems much more of a daunting task without him around for help. He will be sorely missed... Simon.