John Hampshire was born in Yorkshire, served in the Royal Navy and later qualified as a teacher of Geography. In the mid-1950s he was appointed an Education Officer in the Gold Coast, living with his wife Joyce in Juaso, Ashanti-Akim and concerned mainly with Primary and Middle Schools, of which there were 228 in 1959. He retained a lifelong interest in Ghana. He produced several textbooks for Ghana, and, later, was a keen supporter of Ghana School Aid, leaving us a legacy in his will. It is such gestures as this that enable GSA to continue supporting schools in Ghana. We are all extremely grateful. At the Memorial Tea, held in the village hall at Strensall, Yorkshire, (John had been a prime raiser-of-funds to build the hall), nearly £500 was raised for GSA.