Hannah July 1st, 2020

I was really saddened by the news of Petes passing, he had a really sweet soul. I remember one of my first tasks when starting work at the university was to make a band saw induction video with Pete. I remember this being a really fun way to start my job as Pete shared the same sort of dark sense of humour as me. And as you can imagine, making a video about a machine that can potentially cut off people fingers, Pete loved the idea of adding some gory scenes of not what to do when using a band saw! Me and Pete shared a love of cats and he enjoyed calling me into his office to show me a cute cat video or two. Pete was a very good teacher, something which you could tell he enjoyed. He always had a calm way of explaining things and was so unbelievably knowledgeable. One of my nicest days working with Pete was when he very kindly volunteered his time to show a few of us staff how to do gold leaf. His enthusiasm and knowledge was to be admired. The ceramic dog and skull he sat and taught me how to gold leaf sit proudly on my fireplace, and will always remind me of that day with Pete. We also had a lot of chats about Games of Thrones together, and whenever we saw Asa and Chris Clark working together we would always compare them to the mountain and the hound, we both had a giggle. Although I hadn’t worked with Pete as many years as some people have, I felt I got to know him very well, and will miss him lots. Love Hannah x