It is with great sadness that we report the death of David Le Lay on 17th January 2017. He was the ninth Chairman of the Society and served from 1987 to 2009 , becoming Hon. Vice-President in 2010. His love of Chelsea, his great historical knowledge, his guided walks and his lectures, made him a much-loved member of the community. He will be missed.
An account of his work as an architect, and his huge contribution to the safeguarding of Chelsea as we know it today, is in an obituary published in the Society’s Annual Report for 2017.
His funeral was held at St. Luke’s church, Sydney Street, Chelsea on Saturday 4th February at 12:30pm. In the absence of the Chairman abroad, The Chelsea Society was represented by the Vice-chairman, Michael Stephen, and the congregation included many members of the Society.
On 21st April 2017 an Obituary appeared in the Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2017/04/21/david-le-lay-chairman-chelsea-society-obituary/