Lasting underpass legacy for inspirational Dave

By Jill Dando News

Scores of school staff lifted litter pickers in honour of an ex Army officer who faithfully picked community litter for 18 years 

David Thomas Morrish passed away earlier this month after serving Priory community School Academy in Somerset and its North Worle community since 2003.

Yesterday en route to his funeral, the hearse drove slowly through PCSA as staff lifted litter pickers with his beloved Manchester United emblem on the side.

Staff line PCSA

He will now be honoured with a piece of inspirational art inside the underpass near to Sainsbury’s and McDonald’s.

Dave and his wife Doreen retired to Weston-super-Mare in 2003 and he quickly took up the role of litter picker.

He remained there ever since, always with a smile, and had a thoughtful and caring personality.

Neville Coles, CEO of The Priory Learning Trust, said: “Dave will never be forgotten. He was a tremendous worker and diligent litter picker, keeping our school site and community spotlessly clean since 2003.

“Dave will be enormously missed by everyone at Priory, but also the wider community.

“We are now having the underpass repainted and designed and we will put a lasting tribute to Dave on there.” 

Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “Our staff wanted to pay their respects to Dave who is a very popular part of the school community. 

“He will be very sadly missed but we are delighted that there will be a lasting legacy in the underpass.”