The words below are posted on behalf of my Mum, Patsy Mott…….
It is with great regret that we have to inform all the archive contributors that Ian sadly passed away on April 23rd after a great battle with his health. He beat his cancer but complications following his treatment took their toll.
His contribution to the site from its inception in 2010 was considerable. He spent so many hours on the technical side, which was his passion, to get the site up and running. He so enjoyed the technical meetings once a month at the library to meet with others who shared his love of technology.
We were both involved with the LDCA, I designed the logo for the website, and we spent many enjoyable hours gathering stories and photographs from local people. Both of us believed that this sharing of memories was important to record for future generations.
He made many friends during his time working for the site, many of whom kept in contact through his illness and this meant a lot to both Ian and us. We would also like to thank them for their kind messages, Ian will be greatly missed by all.
He told me while he was in hospital of the plans he had for the site when he was well enough again to play on his computer, but that was not to be. Others will now have to take on this responsibility and continue his work.
Patsy, Mandie and Nigel.