Ian burden
Ian frequently attended our meetings, and always met you with a friendly greeting and a warm smile. He is said to have been not an ‘active geologist’ but he certainly showed an interest in our meetings and activities. In fact, the place where we meet is really all down to him. It seems (and this is before my time) that when we had to leave our last venue, Ian, who knew the Vicar of St Peters, persuaded the Vicar to let us rent the church hall for an evening each week. So, it was all thanks to him.
He often wore a blazer with an RAF badge. This goes back to his time in the RAF (1958-73), where he served as an instrument assembler.
In his last months he became very ill and much disabled and was not able to attend our meetings.
Nick Baker