John Langton

John’s Funeral will take place on Thursday 27 July at 12-30 pm at Harwood Park Crematorium, Watton Road Knebworth SG2 8XT.

Directions; A1M to Junction 6 Welwyn – B197 London Road to Knebworth – through village to small roundabout with railway station on the left – TURN RIGHT into Watton Road signposted BRAGBURY END. Drive for one mile, crematorium is on the right.

Afterwards reception at the TILBURY in Datchworth,Watton Road SG3 6TB.

No flowers. Donations in rememberance to Isabel Hospice, 61 Bridge Road East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1JR Reference: Langton IMOJL


Shortly after publication of the last magazine we were informed by Andy Forrow that John Macara (1928-1938) had died peacefully on 5th February 2017. He was our second oldest Old Stationer at 97 years old.

He will be much missed by many of us but he would have said in his inimitable style, “my time has come”.

His funeral took place at Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham, on 6th March 2017.


We received a letter from the widow of George Albert Wells (1926 – 2017) informing us that her husband had died in January aged 90. He was Emeritus Professor of German at Birkbeck, University of London.

She enclosed an obituary written by Martin Jones which will be published in the next magazine.


We have been informed this morning that John Monnington (1936 – 41) died last August.


We  have been informed by his wife, Liz, that Bob died last September.  This is the first time that we have heard this news as there was no mention in the last magazine.

His school years were 51 – 56 and he was living in Switzerland.