Born in 1938 on Yr Allt, David served in the Royal Signals and later worked in various firms, servicing television sets. In 1963 he became self-employed and for more than thirty years ran his own shop on the Bull Ring. Immortalised as “Dai Telly” he took the shop over from the former Lloyds Bank and used their sign for some tongue-in-cheek humour by saying his premises was “Ye Olde Television Shoppe”. His sister Marina emigrated to USA after marrying the colonel in charge of Airforce One. David served on Llantrisant Town Trust and played for Llantrisant RFC.