It’s with great sadness we have to announce the sudden death of MPS member John Orton. Affectionally known as the Archdeacon, the ‘Deacon’ would travel to the club all the way from Leicester in his classic Mini, one of many he owned.

A keen historian, we were lucky to have the pleasure of one of his illustrated talks. Always interesting, meticulously researched and delivered with the utmost professionalism, his enthusiasm and energy for the various projects he was working on was inspirational.

A real character, a true gent and a great loss to the society and those who knew him.