Honour for quarry manager

A LONG serving quarry manager has been recognised in the New Year s honours list. John Drayton, who manages the Cemex plant in Barrington, has been made an MBE for services to the quarry industry and geology.Mr Drayton has been working at the Barrington p

A LONG serving quarry manager has been recognised in the New Year's honours list.

John Drayton, who manages the Cemex plant in Barrington, has been made an MBE for services to the quarry industry and geology.Mr Drayton has been working at the Barrington plant since 1970, and was recognised for helping to make geology accessible to the public.

He regularly gives tours of the site to schools and local history groups.

In 2005 he discovered the remains of an ichthyosaur while conducting a routine geological search at the quarry. The bones and teeth are now on display the Natural History Museum in London.