(15 October 1936 – 19 January 2017)
We regret to report the unexpected death of CHES member John Barrett, after some routine operations. His non-religious funeral was conducted on 20 February at Mortlake Crematorium.
John was born in New Zealand but lived mainly in England. For 25 years he dressed as Dr Watson and, together with Stewart Holmes as Sherlock, inhabited “221b” Baker Street, the Sherlock Holmes Museum to the delight of its visitors. He had also worked as a film extra.
He will be remembered for his jolly nature and ebullient good humour.