Jimmy was a good friend. I had met Jimmy after he wrote to me. He had learnt about me via the news paper reports and my political activities. I met him at his flat where we discussed local politics and then his love of painting.
Jimmy knew that I had been to Japan numerous times and my love of the Country. He then gave me one of his paintings, which was a huge honour.
Jimmy was a really nice gentleman that I was privileged to meet
Here I am with his painting that he gave me.
RIP Jimmy Collins