John Hood obituary
the Guardian -

My father John Hood (also known as Jack), who has died aged 103, was a joiner and a lifelong socialist who, as Stoke-on-Trent’s senior clerk of works, oversaw the construction of many of the city’s public buildings. Among them were the police station, library, polytechnic and, in John’s last job before retirement in 1979, the city’s Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

He joined the Labour party as a young man, remaining a member all his life – except for a brief period when he left over the Iraq...

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