I knew Ian in a professional capacity. He was part of the Stone Technology group that I established when I was working for the county LEA in Technology. At our meetings he was a very interesting personality on the meeting sessions. Sometimes he was quite blunt!!!
But I have good memories of him and was grateful he helped us develop Technology in the area. Technology was a “new” concept or idea then. I remember teachers had great difficulty getting their heads round the subject!! This was especially so with Primary Teachers. If I remember correctly, he taught me a lot about woodworking tools as we all grappled with how to do it in a class of 35.