|Ketan Swali||05/12/2017 17:04:34|
|1118 forum posts|
The wake went fine. A good mix of friends attended from his motor bike racing days, people from various forums including some members of this forum including Neil Wyatt and Howard Lewis, through to people he did various sub-contract work for, along with various family and friends in general. It was a good evening, and a good number of stories were shared over a few drinks and a good spread of food, laid on by the family.
|David Standing 1||05/12/2017 23:08:27|
|1280 forum posts|
That's nice Ketan.
Sorry I couldn't be there either.
|Neil Wyatt||06/12/2017 12:34:24|
16662 forum posts
It was good evening, and good to re-meet several folks and a few new faces who all knew John.
|Charles P||24/10/2019 00:19:39|
|5 forum posts|
Blimey. Two years gone by.
I'll raise a glass to you old mate, although not Newccy Brown.
|Robin Graham||24/10/2019 01:23:15|
|601 forum posts|
I'll have a Famous Grouse with him - but never before 5 o'clock. Didn't know the chap well, but he helped me install my lathe (at minimal cost) as well as helping with a lot of other things. 'We'll make a fitter of you yet Robin' he said when I fell on my arse trying to lever the machine round a corner with the rusty 6 foot crowbar he produced from his van. He was a good man, and still when I try to work something out I often find myself asking 'what would John have said?' His legacy will live on. A champion of pragmatic answers.
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Edited By Robin Graham on 24/10/2019 01:45:33
|Chris Evans 6||24/10/2019 09:02:46|
|1489 forum posts|
John was in my thoughts last week when I drove to Long Eaton.
|Nicholas Farr||24/10/2019 10:33:35|
1992 forum posts
Hi, I thought of John last week when I was first used a solid carbide slot dill that he had sharpened for me the last time he was doing it for free at Doncaster MEX. Gave him a posthumous thanks for doing a good job of it.
1147 forum posts
I think of him every time I read back issues of ME I got from him and when turning the Y-axis handle on the Marlow.
Geoff - Walking 1.5 miles with ease with double soon.
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