Memories of Mick live on in pictures

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Lasting images of couples’ happy days is the legacy of a former Market Rasen 
businessman who has died at the age of 82.

Over the years, John Turner, known to many as Mick, has been part of countless wedding days, taking pictures for the happy couple to treasure.

“There have been so many people pay tribute to dad, saying how he took their wedding pictures - it has been very moving,” said son Graham.

But it wasn’t always that way, for Mick’s main career was as an officer with Lincolnshire Police, in photography, fingerprint and crime intelligence, working his way up to Detective Inspector.

It was after taking early retirement on medical grounds he founded John Turner Photography in 1980, taking over the Ben Briggs Studio in the town’s Oxford Street.

And when Graham decided to get married, he bought his first Hasselblad to capture the day - and the rest, as they say, is history.

Along with his wife Margaret, Graham and daughter-in-law Sandra, they built up the business, including moving the shop to Union Street.

And when it came time to retire, Mick and Margaret continued in the town, volunteering at the air ambulance shop.

After Margaret’s death in 2012, Mick moved to The Poplars Care Home, but he always kept a keen interest in the business, offering up ideas.

His funeral takes place this Friday, January 16, at 2.30pm in Langworth Church.