The name John Gray may not be familiar to many of our readers but the magazine he used to publish certainly will be. John was the brains behind 'Pubspeak' and later 'Innspeak', which combined his journalistic knowledge with the Halifax Courier with his love of pubs and beer. I got to know him many years ago when I lived on the other side of the hill, and always found him warm hearted and good company with a story for every occasion.
I had heard rumour of his passing a few weeks ago but I only found it confirmed in 'Ale talk' this weekend. He passed away on the 1st November after a long illness. He will be sadly missed.