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Sixty Second Interview with Lyndon Herring

Lyndon Herring who is one of WillisPalmer's experts who specialises in forensic risk assessments.

Lyndon

What three words best describe you?

Reliable, Thoughtful, and Generous.

If you were stuck on a desert island, and could take one person and one object, who and what would they be?

I would take my wife, Nicola, who has been my ‘best friend’ for the last 25 years. Only she could put up with me on a desert island! My object would be a small transistor radio because I have to listen to the news on a daily basis and I could not function without knowing the football results!

Who inspires you and why?

I have always been inspired by people who have risked their lives as explorers or as ultimate athletes – pushing themselves to the limit against the elements and against the odds – so people who climb Everest or who trek alone, without any assistance, to the north or south pole etc.

What is your favourite place in the world?

Seeing the world is fine, but I actually prefer to be walking in the Lake District....with the Yorkshire Dales a close second!

If you were on death row what would your last meal be?

I am not a person who goes into raptures about ‘good food’, so I would request gammon steak with fried eggs and, importantly, ‘bottomless’ chips...meaning that I would delay my execution for as long as possible by stuffing myself on chips until I was so full that I felt sick and like ‘death warmed up’.

Which celebrity would you want to play the role of you in a film about your life?

David Tennant

What music are you currently listening to?

My musical tastes are ‘stuck in the past’ and I’m not up-to-date. My daughters are young adults and I have no idea about what young people listen to. However, I’m very loyal to two British bands from my own student days back in the late 1970’s – Barclay James Harvest (prog rock) and Wishbone Ash (heavier rock with a blues influence). They still tour and I have frequently seen both bands live (before Covid) and they have recently celebrated their 50th anniversaries...the epitome of geriatric rock”!

What is your favourite film of all time?

It’s always hard to choose just one film isn’t it? If pushed, I’d have to say the original ‘Alien’ (1979) – but really anything from that era directed by Ridley Scott (also Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, etc.). I also really enjoy any film starring or directed by Clint Eastwood.

What is the best present you have ever been given?

I think it would have to be my first car (Ford Escort Popular) - bought for me by my parents after I passed my driving test in 1976 as a 17 year-old. I really thought I’d ‘made it’ because I would drive to school (Sixth Form) and it helped me to get a girlfriend!

If you could do any job in the world, what would it be?

I would be a Steward working inside Old Trafford stadium on matchdays because, once the game is underway, I would be able to watch the world’s best football team (Manchester United) from the stairwells and be paid for doing so...heaven! 

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