Trevor and David show off the artwork.
Trevor gives David the heads up
A roundhead helmet made by a student 20 years ago at Forth Valley College has landed back in his possession after a former classmate recognised it recently.
FVC Creative Industries Technician Trevor Griffin, who is based at the college’s Stirling Campus, spotted the distinctive helmet – made by David Crossley on a National Certificate course at the Falkirk Campus in 1996 – and immediately tried to track him down via social media.
Ironically however, David – a professional tattooist and custom freehand airbrusher - had only recently started studying with the Campus Crafts Social Enterprise class run by May Mallet at Stirling as well as volunteering in a job coaching role with Employability students.
David Crossley, who used to run his own tattoo shop, said:
“I was really quite shocked about this helmet turning up. Back in 1996, I remember thinking I would need to pick this up, but before I knew it I had forgotten about it and headed off to the United States to work.
“Trevor sent me a wee photo of it recently and it was something I didn’t expect, but it is quite cool that students will be able to get some use from it in art and design. I suppose it is a wee bit of history and to think that I am back at the college now 20 years on is a remarkable coincidence.”