John ‘Jack’ Field

The owner of The Crescent Garage John ‘Jack’ Field has died suddenly at home aged 91, writes Jonathan White.

Jack was a familiar figure to many in Nantwich, running the Crescent Garage on The Crescent off Beam Street for over 50 years.

After beginning his career as an apprentice at Pritchards Garage in Nantwich, Jack signed up for National Service and spent most of his army career in Germany.

He married Margaret while on leave from National Service in 1955 and they went on to have three daughters Carole, Angela and Jane.

They also have grandchildren Emma, Vicky, Claire and Olivia; and great grandchildren Leo, Jack, William, George, Amber, Joshua and the late Zinnia (born sleeping).

After National Service, Jack worked for Websters Motor Cycles in Crewe and in 1961 set up his own business working from his home on Broad Lane.

Soon after he moved to a premises on Snow Hill at the rear of the old town hall before taking the plunge and buying Crescent Garage in 1972.

Crescent Garage in Nantwich (1) (1)

Jack’s other passion was kart racing.

He won numerous races before hanging up his leathers in 1980. He went on to tune and prepare karts and engines for many drivers and was regularly helped by his great friend, Dick Lee.

A representative from the family, said: “Jack went to Crescent Garage every day, when possible, up until the day before he died.

“He was often seen around Nantwich in his blue overalls. He will be greatly missed.”

John ‘Jack’ Field’s funeral will take place on Friday 24th May 2024 (12.30pm) at St Mary’s Church in Nantwich.=

It will be followed by private burial at St Mary’s Church in Acton.

Family flowers only, donations to Sands

John ‘Jack’ Field - garage owner


  1. So very sorry for your loss, he was a lovely gentleman who was always very chatty and welcoming.

  2. stuart bradley says:

    A gentleman

  3. Really sorry to hear this news. Only just bought a little Hyundai i10 from there two weeks ago & Jack was in the office on the day I picked it up. Sat on a stool in his blue smock overall keeping a watchful eye on things.
    Sending condolences to the family & everyone connected to The Cresent Garage

  4. John Palin says:

    Very sad news. A first met Jack at his workshop on Smow Hill. RIP

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