Heritage ‘champion’ has died
AN HISTORIAN who tirelessly worked to preserve a town’s heritage has died.
John Stanbury, a former chairman of Beaconsfield Historical Society, died on August 17 after a long illness.
Mr Stanbury, of Burgess Wood Road South, had chaired the society for many years, pioneering projects such as finding a better home for the records kept in the Town Hall and working with the library on a scheme to scan them so more people could access them.
He had recently resigned from his role as chairman because of illness.
Fellow member Sandy Saunders said: “We cancelled our latest meeting as a sign of respect. John did a lot to preserve the town’s history.”