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John St. Julian

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19th Jul 2021

Members will be sorry to hear that our New Zealand member, John St. Julian, passed away last week (14thJuly).   Those who went on the 2005 Raid to NZ will remember him with great affection as the local organiser for the North Island.

 

Apart from his life-long interest in Nashes John was also an enthusiastic Alvis man but his interests definitely did not stop with old cars.   He was the current Mechanical Manager of the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, south of Auckland.

 

John was Australian, born in New South Wales in 1944 and as a youth he spent many hours riding on the footplate of NSW steam engines which is where his passion for steam arose before training as a professional engineer.   He moved to NZ in 1972 and soon became involved with preserved railways there (https://www.gvr.org.nz/about-us/team).   Since 1997 he had owned a 1930 Ulster (MY 3940) which had been raced by Aldy at the Brooklands Mountain Circuit and Southport sand races.

 

A lovely man who will be much missed.

 

Tim