In memoriam: An appreciation of past members

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John Hunt was an eminent metallurgist who will be remembered as a pioneer in the field of solidification research.

John Tattersall was ex-President of the Hong Kong Branch and an internationally renowned engineering geologist.

Barry Smale-Adams was a Fellow of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, a member
of Council, and President 1983–1984.

The passing of Dr David Robson Glyn Davies FIMMM has been reported

John Ratcliffe
was Secretary-General of The Plastics and Rubber Institute for nearly 30 years and played a key role in the post-war development of Britain’s plastics and rubber industries.

Gordon Gross FIMMM joined the Geological Survey of Canada in 1956, and started his life work on the study of iron formations of Canada and the world.

Robert Aldred CEng FIMMM had a long career in the UK's mining industry.

Dr Andy Thomas CEng FIMMM was a well known member of IOM3, locally and nationally, and
contributed greatly to the development of the Materials Society of

Sue Panteny ran her own consultancy for materials in transport applications. She was active within the Institute's Midlands Plastics and Rubber Group.

Fred Cooke

Frederick Cooke worked on the technology of plastics for over
50 years. He was widely known for his work on processing machinery, particularly in
injection moulding and extrusion.