A museum’s founder has sadly passed away.
Frederick John Saunders, known as John, opened Stondon Motor Museum in Lower Stondon.
The museum’s director, Maureen Hird, said: “He always dreamt of having a museum. He collected cars and they were all over the place.”
John, who lived in Henlow, bought a garden centre on the site in 1980 and it opened as a museum in 1994.
Maureen added: “He was lovely.
“He was very business like but when you got to know him he was very friendly and he talked to lots of people who came to the museum. He was always here.”
John, 85, died on Thursday, August 15, leaving behind two sons and a daughter. He had been suffering from throat cancer.
The funeral is at 10.30am today (Friday) at Luton Crematorium, followed by a wake at the museum.