John White was a Binley man who lived in the area with his wife June and their 4 children. He was a miner in the Binley pit and was a well known character in the community. Whilst John was not educated to a high standard he always supported his neighbours and local people and it did not matter if it was collecting a prescription from the chemist, doing the shopping or paying a bill at the bank, he would always lend a hand.
In his later years he was an employee at the car manufacturer, Peugeot, but his passion was always his beloved community and the people he shared it with.
John always liked to keep busy and when he retired from his job he filled his time by helping out in the community. He was a frequent visitor and helper at St Bartholomew school; whether this was listening to the children reading or sharing his tales of working as a Miner. The children loved to hear his tales.