Thursday, June 04, 2015


John's funeral was a very fitting send off and attended by approx 200 people. The service had a reading of  'I am a Tram Man' poem read by Geoffrey Claydon and a eulogy by Colin Heaton about his life and times from a child to his time at BREL and the Tramway Museum. Mourners were brought from Crich in two vintage single decker buses and back to the Red Lion for the wake.

A surprise awaited everyone in the Red Lion where several parrots awaited us - one of the Workshop in jokes from many years ago.  A lovely buffet washed down by a couple of John's favourite beers followed. A grand total of £1400 was donated in lieu of flowers for the DLRAA.  Christine wishes to thank everyone for their generous donations.

The buses outside the crematorium

The Red Lion Bar

Human parrot

John's memorial on the Red Lion fireplace


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