David BurlandDavid Burland (1912-2004) born in London and one of seven children of East European descent.
A pioneer, adventurer, entrepreneur and with a life-long interest for current affairs and history. His zest and enthusiasm for Life was paramount bringing humour and a sense of purpose to all those he came in contact with.
He met Tillie, his wife whilst living overseas and after turning down a ‘colourful opportunity’ to manage a major entertainment venue in South Africa, returned with his American Wife and baby daughter, Anna, to England.
David Burland’s greatest joy since a boy was to support Leeds United and he himself became a footballer and a former boxing champion of Northern Ireland.
In 1976 he and Tillie established Anna Burland Service which today is run by his daughter Anna.
Self taught in business and literature with a voracious appetite for reading, he took a great interest later in life after meeting Michel François, to help inspire not only him but other lovers of poetry and the Arts