About the Author

The late Dr John Yallop OBE PhD MA BSc CChem FRSC, a native of the West Country he was educated in Honiton. In parallel to a long career in chemistry he carried out private research in Devon history, and was appointed honorary curator of Allhallows Museum, Honiton, in 1974. His research on the history of Honiton lace led to the award of PhD by the University of Exeter