Sir John Betjeman CBE (1906 – 1984) was an English poet, non-fiction author, conservationist, and broadcaster. He was the Poet Laureate from 1972 right until his death. He was also a founding member of The Victorian Society and a passionate defender of historical architecture. Sir John was instrumental in helping to save the St Pancras railway station from demolition.
John Betjeman began his career as a journalist and ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate. He was also a much-loved figure on British television.
What I think about Betjeman
Some external links:
Memory and Poetic Works by John Betjeman in three parts