Her­itage ‘cham­pion’ has died

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.”

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