Board of Trustees
Chair Geraldine OliverBorn 1944 in Swindon to a longstanding West Looe family, returning to Looe in 1945. After education at the Looe schools she became a hairdressing apprentice at ‘The Bandbox’ in Polperro and later owned her own hairdressing salon in West Looe. She married David in 1964 and has two daughters and three grandchildren.
Geraldine has served a full term as a Councillor on the Looe Town Council and was also a Governor at Looe Community School for many years. She was also a founder member and leader at West Looe Playgroup. Geraldine became a Trustee of the West Looe Town Trust in 1989 and has been its Chairman since 1999.
Colin CrabbColin was born in Looe and still lives in the town. He is a retired construction/project manager and now operates a small consultancy in Looe. He is an active member of Looe Sailing Club and Polperro Fishermen's Choir.
James (Jimmy) DingleHe was born and bred in Looe, and lived there for some seventy years. A long serving member of the Trust, he has also been a Looe Town Councillor for over forty years, and served on the East Looe Town Trust on and off since the late 1980's. He was an elected member to the now defunct Caradon District Council, while there he chaired the influential Environmental Services Committee. In his younger days he enjoyed playing snooker and billiards for the Looe Social Club, and snooker for the Looe Sailing Club. A keen whist player, he enjoys travelling and spending money on his wife. Easily recognisable, he has often been compared to George Clooney, albeit under carefully managed lighting conditions.
Nicholas (Nick) PopeNick is a native of West Looe where he lives with his wife Mags and 3 cats. Nick works as an Associate Research Fellow and Health and Safety Advisor at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth. Outside of work Nick enjoys a wide range of outdoor sports and can often be spotted near the back of Looe Pioneers training runs!
Brian PorterBrian, born in 1948, served an apprenticeship as a boatbuilder at 'Curtis & Pape' before running his own boatyard at Port Looe. Brian and his wife, Kathryn, also owned and operated 'Martin's Dairy' for 23 years.
Brian served as a retained fireman in Looe for 32 years and has also been a Trustee of the West Looe Town Trust for many years.
David StevensBorn 1939 in Par (just down the coast) and was educated at Tywardreath CP School and Fowey Grammar School. As a Conveyancing Manager with a local firm of Solicitors handled the majority of the Trust’s legal matters from 1967 to 2003 he thereby acquired a detailed knowledge of the Trust’s constitution, ethos and properties and other assets. He became a Trustee upon retirement in 2004, serving continuously since then.
Keith WilsonKeith resides at Plaidy in Looe with his wife Ellen having lived in the Looe/Polperro area for the last 45 years. He is a retired Principal Test Engineer/Manager for the Reactor Test Organisation (Electrical) and was the Electrical specialist for the Refuelling of MOD(N) Nuclear Submarine Reactors. Keith was WLTT Clerk for twelve years and is currently in his eleventh year as a Trustee. Keith enjoys golf and walking, and is a member of the Polperro Fishermen's Choir and the Polperro Wreckers singing group.
Clerk to the TrusteesJohn is a member of a longstanding Looe family and was born and brought up in West Looe. John and his wife, Alison, have three sons and four grandchildren. He began his association with West Looe Town Trust in 1999 as a Trustee and in 2006 was appointed Clerk.