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Music: Paradisum from Fauré's Requiem

turnerthWe are very sorry to learn of the death of Mrs Turner, house mistress of Norwich House from 1956 to 1968.

Mrs Turner died yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 17th April 2013 in Ormskirk, Lancashire.


A Thanksgiving Service for Pauline Turner, will take place at noon, on Monday the 29th of April, at the Emmanuel Methodist Church, in Ormskirk, Lancashire > click here for map <.

To be followed by a cremation at the Crematorium in St Helens > map <. Family flowers only. Donations to Emmanuel Church.

John Addison's son Michael has informed us of the sad news that John Addison died on 5th January 2013 aged 85. He was at KHS from 1938-1944 and was in Norwich.

David Grundy SmallMr David Grundy

Director of Music

1964 - 1971

David died suddenly in Eastbourne, E. Sussex in July 2010.

David Grundy was born in Lancashire in 1934 and was educated at Thorne's House Grammar School Wakefield. He studied Piano, Organ and Composition at The Royal Academy of Music, where he graduated with a B.Mus degree (London) and organ/piano diplomas. He held organist posts at St Mary's Islington and at All Souls Langham Place W.1.

His teaching career took him to Kent and Oxfordshire, until he and his family moved to Shropshire in 1971.

bensonsmallIt was with genuine sadness I learnt of the death of Basil.

I will attempt to say a few words of what he meant to some of us 'sports fanatics' and the influence he had in instilling in me my life long love of sport. My apologies if some facts have become a bit blurred with time.

He and Giles Heron, the new History master, arrived at KHS in 1955, Basil as Physical Education 'Specialist' and deputy Bradford Housemaster to Francis Meerendonk ( arguably the best Housemaster the Hill has ever had.)

Benson funeral newspaper MediumWe are pleased to be able to bring you a cutting from the Cotswold Journal regarding Mr Benson's funeral held recently in Wellesbourne.

Please click the picture on the left to view the full sized article, published on the 28th of February 2013

Thanks to Harriet for taking the time to send this to us.


Story written by Frey Leng (Cotswold Journal)

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bensonsmallMrs Judith Benson was in contact with us this afternoon. It is with the deepest of regret and with much sadness we have to inform you that Basil Benson passed away on Sunday morning the 3rd February 2013. Basil taught at KHS from 1954 -1962 and was held in the highest regard by many boys and colleagues of Kingham Hill.

For details of the memorial service please click read more.

We are saddened to learn of the recent death of Peter Hughes. Peter was at Kingham Hill from 1934 to 1938 in Clyde House. He was awarded Victor Ludorum in 1936 and went to Westminster Catering College and then into teaching.

Mark Freeman Dep Head Boy KHS 1980Mark Freeman

1962 - 2004

Bradford House left KHS 1980

News has only just reached us that Mark Freeman died suddenly of a heart attack on March 14th 2005, at the age of just 42.

Mark was at Kingham Hill School right up until completing his A-levels (upper 6th form) in academic year 1979-1980, by which time he was deputy Head Boy, a Colour Sergeant in the CCF, Head of Bradford House and captain of the second XV rugby team.


We received the sad news from Kathkeen Farrant of the passing of Reginald James Farrant this November.

Reginald James Farrant was at Kingham Hill school between 1927 and 1935.

Lilian McLean - Mrs Mac

The life of Mrs Lilian McLean as told to Sally Bullock during the year 2000

Lilian Dorothy Tapsall (known by most people as Mrs Mac or Mac) was born on 29th August 1911. She is the only child of  John Tapsall (Jack) (born 1872) and Agnes Dora nee Humphries (Dora or Doll) (born 1876) who married in 1901 &  became parents at age 40 and 36, having waited 10 years for a child. At the time they were living at 42 Laleham Rd., Catford, London SE6. Later the family moved house 2 or 3 times within the area.

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