Drummond Marvin

Drum roll please for Drummond Marvin…a stalwart and modest member of WordPlay. He has a CV that would make a marvellous book! I can only provide a mere thumb-print of all the things that he has accomplished

To start at the beginning…Drummond went to two Grammar schools, plus a private school, and was an excellent student, passing numerous examinations with flair. As well as becoming a Policeman, he did his National Service, and worked as a commercial lorry driver and a labourer for a short time. He also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and later appeared on stage: as a Stage Director, and also as an actor – performing as Leading Man for two years for a Repertory company in Tynemouth. His experience on stage, led to small parts in Hancock’s Half Hour, a Michael Dennison and Dulcie Gray Series, and he also appeared with Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon; as well as completing a summer Season in the Isle of Wight.

However, ‘The call to duty’ beckoned and he became entrenched in police work, rising to Police Detective, working with the Fraud squad and an Intelligence wing for a time. Thereafter, Drummond became Detective Chief Inspector and worked in Scotland Yard, the Virgin Islands, Liechtenstein, the Bahamas; as well as France, Spain and Italy, et al. He was Liaison Officer for the American and Canadian Embassies and played many other roles in the Police Force, eventually becoming Chief Superintendent with the Serious Crimes Branch NSY. He won a Queen’s commendation, etc., The etc will cover his blushes…He was wounded twice on duty, once quite seriously.

Now that Drummond is retired – he used to play golf but his old wound put a stop to that – he lives in Spain with his wife Betty, and tellingly says that he learned all that he needed to know about life from the daughter he had.

PS Oh, by the way…HE WRITES! Very well I might add: excellent short stories and plays. Four recent Plays are at present in the hands of a Literary Agent. So, watch this space, as they say…

PPS I’ve left out many ‘juicy bits.’ They can go in his Memoir!

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12 thoughts on “Drummond Marvin

  1. K Henderson 07/04/2019 / 2:55 pm

    Hi my father in law asked me to see if I could find Drummond, he was in the MET with him when they joined up. He would be delighted to contact him if at all possible father in law is Gordon Henderson

    • joylennick 07/04/2019 / 3:03 pm

      Hello Mr Henderson, I hope to see Drummond tomorrow at our monthly meeting (Writers Ink writing group) and will pass on your message. Sincerely Joy Lennick

      • Katrina 09/04/2019 / 11:30 am

        Good morning Joy, my father in law was asking if you have managed to speak with Drummond, he had asked me to pass on his email address if Drummond would like to contact him gah999@gmail.com

      • joylennick 09/04/2019 / 11:44 am

        Hi Katrina, Yes, I saw Drummond yesterday and he’d be pleased to contact your father in law. His eye-sight is quite bad at present but he still manages to use a computer. His email address is drummondmarvin@hotmail.co.uk Sincerely >Joy Lennick

  2. Katrina 17/04/2019 / 11:28 am

    Good morning Joy apologies for contacting again but the email address is coming back as address not found, would you be able to check with Drummond if it’s correct please . If he would be happier to contact Gordon his email address is in my first message
    Kind regards
    Katrina

    • Q G S Publishing 17/04/2019 / 1:15 pm

      Hello – I have dmarvin not drummondmarvin on the email address I have for Drummond – try that, it may work.

  3. Natalie Wagstaff 05/06/2020 / 1:06 am

    Hi There,

    After reading this rather impressive article, it wasn’t long before I knew this is in fact my uncle Drummond!! If you still see him it would be wonderful if you could send my love and best wishes … thank you 😊 Natalie x

  4. joylennick 05/06/2020 / 9:15 am

    Hi Natalie, Thanks for your message. I’ve tried ringing Drummond but he’s very hard of hearing now and rarely answers the phone, so I’ll email him and let him know you’ve been in touch.He’s a dear man and quite a character…and is still scheming (literally speaking) and writing stories.Will be in touch. Cheers. Joy

    • Natalie Wagstaff 05/06/2020 / 10:29 am

      Lovely Joy,

      I really appreciate your response! That does not surprise me at all that Drummond is still writing … as he has many wonderful memories and stories to tell, both Drummond and Betty are wonderful characters and it’s great of you to pass a message that I’m thinking of them, thank you x

  5. joylennick 07/06/2020 / 12:23 pm

    Hi Natalie,

    I sent Drummond an email because i still couldn’t get through on the telephone. He explained that he has changed his phone number but not got around to telling everyone…He was happy that you contacted me and his email address is dmarvin@hotmail.co,uk

    A few years ago, he asked me to edit his plays. And believe me, they hardly needed editing…I feel sad that none were published or staged as they were very good, He had one agent who was as good as snow on a hot day…Anyway, good luck! Best wishes. Joy x

    • Natalie 09/06/2020 / 1:19 pm

      Hey Joy,

      Thank you kindly! I have sent an email in hope of a response … I cannot thank you enough for your time, Drummond’s previous agent clearly missed out there! Take care Joy and thanks again x

      • joylennick 09/06/2020 / 2:07 pm

        Hi Natalie, No problema. You’re very welcome. I’m sure you will both have lots to say. Enjoy! Best wishes.Joy x

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