Oh yes - nearly forgot. I've met Ian Walker as well, at a PCOL meeting last year. I've got two pipes of his, one commissioned from him in 2011. He works on a narrowboat on a canal, but I was slightly gobsmacked to discover his business address when I corresponded with him about the commissioned pipe - in Heaton Moor, Stockport, only about a quarter of a mile from where I grew up, in the 60s. It turned out that it used to be the local tobacconist, which his parents owned in the 80s. I remember it well, but from the 60s and early 70s, when it was under different ownership. Excellent chap, excellent pipes.