I am sorry to inform you all that Roger William Mercer died this morning, peacefully in his sleep around 0100 hours.
He had been in Chesterfield Royal Hospital for the past few weeks and was hoping to go back to Bakewell Hospital, but unfortunately this was not to be.
He and Richard were longstanding friends since 1959 at the start of the Tramway Museum at Crich In more recent years they used to meet fortnightly and go 'bus spotting/riding' for the day which always included a Chinese buffet and a couple of pints. He was also a frequent visitor to see Richard whilst he was in hospital, travelling for an hour and a half by bus from Bakewell to the Derby Royal Hospital to visit for an hour or so.
I will publish details of the funeral when known.