MR Malcolm Langton, has died in Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. He was 71.
Born in Great Yarmouth, he was the middle child of Hazel and Horace Langton. He had two elder brothers and two elder sisters, all born in Great Yarmouth, and two younger brothers and two younger sisters born in Bottesford, after the family were evacuated.
He attended Bottesford Primary School until the age of 15, during which time he used to help out on Palmer’s Farm and Taylor’s the Butchers.
Mr Langton served an apprenticeship with Ruston and Hornsby and moved to English Electric sites in London, including Edmonton Sewer Works.
He met Margaret and they were married in 1962, in Redmile and they started their married life in the Middle East. They returned and bought a house in Grantham, and Mr Langton began work in London on the BT Tower.
In 1966 the family moved to Zambia, where he worked for the British Government. They remained there for almost 10 years.
In 1975 the family returned to England and Mr Langton worked for Hawker Siddeley Power Engineering, based at Burton on the Wolds. This job took him to the Middle East and he ended up in the British Virgin Islands and Grand Cayman for a year. From thereon he travelled all over the globe through his work.
He planned to retire in 2004 and return to Bottesford, but decided instead to return to Africa, working on the Nigerian Delta oil fields.
In 2008 he returned to England, where he continued working on the Nigerian project via computer. His health deteriorated from January of this year.
Mr Langton enjoyed bus trips and canal trips all over England and he had holidays in Cromer, Majorca and Guernsey.
He had two daughters, Carole and Susan, followed by grandchildren, Robin, Adam and Alex. Sadly Carole died in August 2010.
The funeral service was held in St Mary’s Church, Bottesford, conducted by the Rev Dr Mark Smith. Burial followed in Muston churchyard.
Family mourners included: Margaret Langton, Sue and Paul Wilkinson, John Reason, Robin Baker, Adam Baker, Alex Reason, Roger and Loraine Langton, Cedric and Janet Langton, Steven and Cheryl Langton, Janet and Ron Julian, Des and Susana North, Robert and Tanya Mackley, Mark Grimes, Sonia Gidney, Pauline Tales, Becky and Daniel, Michelle Farrow and Amy, Geraldine Bright and Charlie, Peter Langton, Claire and Paul McMillan, Sean, Loraine and Mandy North, Lorraine Langton, Gareth and Liam, Catherine, Matthew, Natasha and Chantelle Mackley, Kirsten Hughes and Selena, Katie and April Dagnall, Marvin Chung, Geoff Baker, Jenny Letts, Vivienne Mackley, Andrew and Helen Mackley, Richard and Joyce Mackley, Michael Mackley, John and Sue Mackley, Elizabeth Hill, David and June Wilkinson, Helen Wilkinson and Nanette and Roger Little.
Other mourners included: Mr Seye Omisore, Chris and Sara Thorpe, Margaret Pacey, Ian Goodbourn, Phil Aylward, Mick and Iris Jones, Val and Ian Jarratt, Jos Hobbelen, Ian Raithby, Mick Toulson, Wendy and Terry Phipps, John and Frances Stapleton, Derek Collett, Heather Kemp, Dawn Scott, Shona Ward, Mr and Mrs R. Irving-Little, Elizabeth and Les Foster and family, Neville Spick, Bryan Middleton, Mrs H. Rogers, Sheila Sharp, Melvin Claricoats, Bob Taylor, Alison Reynolds, Lynn Worley, Len Lister and Janet Greenhalgh, Gwyneth Tivey, Mike McDonald, Peter Earp, Miss A. Earp, John and Shirley Daybell, Lesley and Jamie Whewell, Gerald Pedge, Steve Taylor, Cob George, David Bend, Melvin Bradbury, Jo Norris, Andy Norris, Jocelyn and Andrew Shaw, Jackie and Ron Sanderson, Ken Roberts, Kay Cowood, Barbara Norris, Adrian King, Valerie Milne, Elaine Holmes, Eric and Helen Harvey, B. W. Burdett, Paul and Marilyn Lee, Joan Dakin, Vivian Finch and Jill Metcalfe, Mr C. Bohen, John Beevers, Keith Solly, Fred Ingamells, Stuart Roderick, Christopher Roberts, Albert MacNiven, Sarah Burtt, Lucy Crocker, Morag Hughes, Peter Simpson, Martin Fazackerley, Jean and Arthur Gamble, Sue and John Ball, Sheila N. Marriott, Ian and Joan Norris, Geoff and Pat Norris, Eileen Ross and Louise Seymour, Pru Chandler, Margaret Harmon, Mary Morley, Jill and Nev Bagnall, Sue and Alan Turner, Frank Wilkinson and Peter Widger.
Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.
Donations to Nottingham University Hospital’s charities amount to £705.43 to date.