Tony was the driving force behind this blog and his unwavering commitment to fighting prohibitionist forces helped save clubs throughout the UK. He had an awesome ability to research and analyse data that you will find reflected in the articles he wrote for StrippingTheIllusion.
Not many of you will know that Tony was burdened with severe health issues and had been for some years. It was very difficult for him to get far from his home, so the times we met for an afternoon beer in The Horns will remain in my memory. Despite the challenges posed by his health, Tony was always optimistic and upbeat about life. His Twitter page was full of links to music he wanted to share and news about his gaming activities. He made the most of what he had and lived as full a life as possible. If more people were like him, the world would truly be a better place.
Just before I learned of his passing, I was listening to music and this song was playing, so I leave a link below in memoriam to my friend. I am sure there is more I could and should write, but I intend to leave things here.