Methodist local preacher and travel agent, born on 31 August 1898. He grew up in Portsmouth andDover, where he lived for much of his life. Between the wars he was a horticulturalist and in World War II lectured first for the 'Dig for Victory' campaign and then to the Forces on a variety of subjects. He led his first party to Palestine in 1935, followed by tours in Norway. After the War he built up a very successful Christian travel service, which was sold in 1962, though he did not retire until 1967. He wrote an autobiography, Life in Many Parts (1972).