10 February 2011
“Last week I heard the sad news that Martin – the most popular Big Issue seller I’ve ever encountered – had died. Since I started at Imperial, Martin never failed to cheer up my morning – his smiling face and calls of ‘good morning’ were a welcome respite in the seemingly endless tunnel connecting South Kensington tube and Imperial’s main campus. His warm personality drew passers-by to his spot to buy his magazine and he had a genuine interest in the lives of all of us who chatted to him on a regular basis.
Reading the comments which have poured into Reporter online since Martin died it’s clear that he was a shared friend of staff and students from different pockets of the College – a link between people whose paths have not yet crossed. He held a unique position in our community and his memory will live on during our morning commutes to work or lectures which will never be quite the same.”
Share your memories of Martin at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/news/martin