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Sad news
« on: July 20, 2015, 08:54:43 am »
My old friend and Messerschmitter Mick Morton died on Saturday afternoon after a courageous battle with cancer. On the following day, his early KR200, which he had been working on during the last couple of years and which was completed by four friends, won the Concourse at the National Rally at Kettering.
Our thoughts are with Cyndy and his three children.

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Re: Sad news
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 09:56:49 am »
He certainly seemed to have put up a good resistance. Bulletins would came out and filter through the ranks that he was holding his own.
A character from my early days with the cars. I recall him suffering the hangover after 'losing' a drinking tournament against me in my prime at an early Kingham with good humour, and the hair of the dog I got bought in was happily accepted in the spirit of recklessness, if that's the right word, he occasionally exhibited having fun. Latterly he seemed to reorganise his life in line with a sure belief in Christianity. This must have been tested during his long illness. At peace now.
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Re: Sad news
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 10:50:45 am »
Sad news indeed, another character from the early days of the Burford National days.  My condolences to his wife and children.  Jean
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Re: Sad news
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 02:18:23 pm »
Very sad and another late victim of asbestosis. Mick never worked with the stuff but as a carpenter just working in buildings where someone else was installing it was enough to find its way into his system. An awful thing!
Mick was my only micro ally in Hornchurch and will be missed.


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Re: Sad news
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 06:07:48 pm »
I didn't know, him, but do know a couple people who that has affected. It's become a big deal on the London underground where I work in recent years, chiefly I think because they're concerned with liability. It was used extensively years ago, as being inexpensive and fire retardant it was thought of as the ideal construction material.

It's too bad we can't overhaul ourselves like our classic vehicles.
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