Duckers & Diving: Whitby plots for the future

OUR debonair diarist – and part-time penalty-taker – this week recounts a tale about one of Birmingham’s best-known political figures.

I bump into a face from the past at a funeral. Mike Whitby…remember him?

He is in good form even if the occasion has brought on a touch of morbidity.

He nevertheless reveals to me that he has recently bought a burial plot – designed to take both himself and his lovely wife Gaynor.

When their time comes, of course.

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