It is with great sadness that we report the sudden and untimely passing of John Pickett on the 19th of July. John was a loyal and active BHS member over many years, well known to many of us. Joint founder of the Bulletin in 1980 (together with Simon Townson), John remained as co-editor for almost 20 years. During his long period of membership John had several spells on Council and had recently re-joined Council in the post of Trade Officer. A full obituary will be published in due course. In the meantime, we offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.