Henwood, A Bryan
There is some mystery about the origin of the nickname “Bunny”, but it seems likely that he inherited this from a favourite uncle. After leaving Hurst he studied General Engineering at the Imperial College in London and on being called up after the outbreak of World War 2, he served in the Royal Engineers, in both Egypt and Italy and attained the rank of Major.
After the war, he joined the engineering department of the railways at Kings Cross and rose to Divisional Chief Engineer across the various regions of the eastern system. Each promotion necessitated a move to another area, so he was forced to move several times up and down the eastern region. On retirement he furthered his interest in heraldry and used his knowledge to give lantern lectures throughout East Anglia from his home near Ipswich.
He was an accomplished DIY exponent and one aspect of this was to build display stands for his wife, Lorna, who was a first class floral artist.
Their marriage had lasted 63 years when she died in 2004 and he leaves his two married sons, Peter and Anthony, who both served in the Merchant Fleets as Chief Engineer and Captain respectively.