“The Bank Manager from York”: A Fond Farewell to David Kendall
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“The Bank Manager from York”: A Fond Farewell to David Kendall

David Kendall, former manager of Barclays at Heslington, later became a successful after-dinner speaker. Graham Bradbury described him as one of the best, known for using his Yorkshire accent to tell humorous stories to audiences around the country and Europe.

David Kendall passed away just before Christmas at the age of 82. His funeral will be held at York Crematorium on January 23.

Mr. Kendall was born in York on September 7, 1941. He attended The Minster School and St Peter’s. He worked as an accountant before joining Barclays Bank, where he qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

He married his wife Mary in 1967, had three children, and was an accomplished guitarist. He also had a passion for sports, but achieved renown as an after-dinner speaker.

Despite his support for York City, Mr. Kendall’s great love was ‘The Kneets’ – York City Knights. He will be remembered as a proud Yorkshireman and a great friend with a funny story to tell.

Mr. Kendall passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 23. His funeral will be held at York Crematorium on January 23.