Editorial 168

It is with sadness that we learn of the recent death of John Stayte,
aged 88.

John was a founder member of ECN and edited many of the early
editions. He was a very active member of the Parish council in the
1980s and ‘90s and has contributed hugely to life in Eastington
over the years.

Amongst many other things, he is fondly remembered for playing his part – particularly as Father Christmas – in support of the school.

He was well known as a great character and as a great gentleman
and will be very greatly missed.

Thank you, John, for all you have done for Eastington.