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Expert on tractors was friend to all
11:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
TRIBUTES have been paid to Crown Centre stalwart Don Macmillan, who has died aged 93.
He was instrumental in helping to set up The Crown Centre, a meeting place for adults which serves meals, in St John’s Street, Devizes, in 1971 and has been involved throughout, and at the time of his death was the president.
Sam Wilson, manager of the Crown Centre, said: “Don was a wonderful man and a proper gentleman. He took a keen interest in the Crown Centre and was a fantastic boss.
“He was part of something that provides an accessible place for everyone to meet, have a drink or a meal.”
Mr Macmillan received a Civic Award from Devizes Town Council in 2008 for his services to the community.
He was also involved with Devizes Rotary Club, serving as president and a district governor.
Mr Macmillan, a retired farmer, lived with his wife, Bunny, in Etchilhampton for more than 60 years before moving to The Ark, Devizes, last year.
Mr Macmillan pioneered bringing John Deere tractors to the UK more than 60 years ago and he opened the first John Deere dealership in the UK in London Road, Devizes.
Because of his knowledge of the subject he was asked by John Deere company to write a book about John Deere tractors.
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