W.D.A. Smith O.B.E., Jan Gordon's godson, had affectionate memories of the Gordons and took inspiration from their art and storytelling.
Though he didn't play himself he also had a fascination for the Spanish guitar (the first record I ever heard was of Andrés Segovia). This interest was later taken up more actively by a son and grandson.
W.D.A. Smith was a radar specialist (commander at Staxton Wold from May 1941-February 1942, 181 signals wing in Imphal and Burma), then (after the war) anaesthetist and was president of the Royal Society of Medicine, Anaesthetics.
He travelled in the Caribbean, Central America and North America, but also in Asia, Scandinavia and Europe.
He published articles and books on the history of medicine and enjoyed making art, particularly with scraper board and linocut.