For most of the year Richard runs his family’s business, a test and measurement equipment dealership called Telnet.
However, in December, he transforms into Father Christmas and makes appearances all over Coventry and the surrounding area.
Last December he visited children gathered in the lobby space at BBC Coventry and Warwickshire’s radio station.
I found pictures of the event online.
Here’s one of Father Christmas dancing with a Christmas elf who looks like Vic Minett.
After I explained to Richard about what I was doing, he gave the montage a Coventry City Former Players Association pin badge. Richard’s wife is CCFPA’s Membership & Committee Secretary.
He then sent me to meet Clive at Coventry Transport Museum.
Richard told me his favourite vehicle at the museum is The Sky Blue bus, a Daimler fleetline bus which carried the Sky Blue team on their victory parade after winning the FA Cup against Tottenham in 1987.