I have known for the last couple of months that I would have to write this blog at some stage, but that does not make it any easier to do and it is far sooner than I would wish.
Last Saturday December 17th 2016 the Nene Valley Railway lost a Member. Orton Mere Station lost a regular customer and I lost a friend.
Greg is the person who helped me develop an interest in local history regarding the railway, especially the social history and impact the railway had on the area.
I was privileged that he gave me access to his collection of railway memorabilia, much of which is unique. For that I will always be grateful to him. He allowed me to photograph and record it for my personal use, and to enhance my knowledge.
Now I could sit here and write line after line about Greg, but I think to appreciate Greg you had to know him, you had to talk to him and you had to be trusted by him. Those who were privileged to be in that position will know exactly what I mean.
I have lost a friend who was supportive, helpful, kind, generous of his time and his knowledge.
In life you occasionally meet people and you know they are going to enhance your life and your knowledge. For me Greg was such a person.
Thank you Greg, in 2017 and beyond my life will be poorer without your friendship, support and help.