I have read a post on Twitter saying that Old David (David Franklin) has died.
If this is true, it is a sad day indeed.
Old David was a much loved member of this and previous forums celebrating British wrestling. As well as being a knowledgeable historian of the 1955 - 1988 era he also continued to attend shows more recently. I believe he was a good friend of Klondyke Kate and played an important role in Wrestling Heritage. Those of us who met David at the Kent reunions remember him as a charming person, full of good humour and a friend to all.
Rest in Peace David