John passed away early in 2021. A member of Birmingham Walking Club, he qualified in the 103½ mile 1953 Birmingham to London. He completed 100 miles in 22.14.12, and the total distance in 23.10.27.
John was an author. In 1980 he composed “Memories of Bagnall And His Flora” featuring the life and works of naturalist James Eustace Bagnall for the Natural History Society, and in 2002 “Stratford-upon-Avon, A Flora & Fauna” was published in paperback.