On the afternoon of Friday 19 June, many Museum staff gathered outside to pay their respects and to say goodbye to John Edwards, its Deputy Curator for over 20 years.
During his National Service, John had been trained as an RAF wireless operator. He later joined the Metropolitan Police as a Police Constable and during his time with police learnt to fly at Elstree on Tiger Moths before retiring with his wife Sylvia to Sussex and joining the Museum.
He was a fine story teller recounting his time in the police and gained a wealth of knowledge about the Museum’s artefacts. He had a sunny attitude to life even when recounting the latest disaster to fall on his favourite football team, QPR. Truly one of Tangmere’s characters. We all will miss him.
Photo: David Smith