I was very sorry to hear of John Gardner's death. John was interested in trams and trains and was a regular member of the track gang from the very early days - working in all weathers most Sundays. (Saturday was his Butterley day.) John was affectionatly know as 'Wobbly John' and simply came to Crich and got on with the job. He can be seen wearing his usual overalls in three of these pictures http://tramwayarchives.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html
Without people like John there would be no National Tramway Museum today.