Today The Friends said goodbye to our much loved founder member, Barrie Simpson. The village square at All Saints Church in Kings Heath was full to capacity, as friends and colleagues waited for the arrival of his Funeral Cortege, complete with Police outriders and motor cycle followers. The service offered the opportunity for several people to share their memories of Barrie, who had packed more into his life than many could ever hope to. It also was an opportunity to recall, with humour, what a maverick personality he was. Anyone who met him will never forget the experience. RIP Barrie. Without your input FBEC would not have been where we are today.