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John Henry (DCDR)

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It is with great sadness that I report the sudden death yesterday morning, due to a stroke, of long-time DCDR volunteer John Henry, who many of us here will have known as a long-term volunteer at Downpatrick. John was a stalwart of the track maintenance team for twenty years or more. He was also often to be seen on platform duty and in the booking office on operating days.

John was one of life's great gentlemen, always with time for anyone interested in the railway, to whom he dedicated a very large amount of time, still fit and able to do a hard day's work out in all weathers on the track well into his eighties. He encouraged other members of his family to help out too, his daughter Heather operating the dining car for some years, and his grandson helping out too in his teenage years.

He was the son of a BCDR driver.

John will be very sorely missed by his family and all at the DCDR and ITG (Downpatrick).

R. I. P.

Edited by jhb171achill
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