Obituaries

Ben Hardaway- “A living legend, now a legend “never outfoxed”

Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2017
Written by: Virginia Allen Austin

Ben Hardaway, affectionally known to many in Bullock County as Mr. Ben, passed away in October 2017 at his home in Midland, Georgia. This apreciation ofMr Hardaway is republishd courtesy of the author Virginia Allen Austin and Union Springs Herald Ben Hardaway loved the rolling grassland of Fitzpatrick. It was the perfect terrain for him,...

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Lodewijk de Beer Veluwe Hunt Netherlands

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
Written by: Krijn Tol

Mr Lodewijk de Beer, Master of the Veluwe Hunt has passed away aged 89 on the 25th November he would have become 90. From 1961 to 1994 he was an active Master of the Veluwe Hunt. He also at times acted as huntsman. He also had hounds at his home. In 1994 he became Honorary...

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Patrick Till – 21st July 2017

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017
Written by: Rosie Till

Patrick Till who died, in his eightieth year, on July 21st 2017 founded  the Hunsley Beacon beagles in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the county, in which he lived, worked and hunted for many years. The son of a Beverley solicitor, who was also a keen beagler, Patrick went to Haileybury public school where he...

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Anne Rosamund Millar – New Forest Buck Hounds

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Written by: Graham Wilson and Peter Barfoot
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On Wednesday 28th of June 2017 , a service of celebration and thanksgiving for the life of Mrs Anne Rosamund Millar was held in the church of the New Forest village of Burley. Born 6 October 1919, Anne moved to the New Forest as a teenager, when her mother, suffering from tuberculosis, came to be...

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Two Losses- Bruce Jessep & Tom Grigg

Posted on Saturday, December 3, 2016
Written by: Peter Brook

It was with sadness that we noted the passing of a great hunting stalwart, Bruce Jessep in March 2010. Bruce was Master of the Christchurch Hunt for 12 years, from 1978 until 1989. He continued to actively hunt for many years following that. The last time he rode out with Christchurch Hunt was at the...

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Charles Parker- A Foxhunting Legend

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Written by: Peter Brook

Charles Parker, who has died aged 87, was known to many in the foxhunting world as “the Old Etonian terrierman”, although this description was far short of his accomplishments. He acquired a legendary status for his extraordinary understanding of foxes which he shared with the famous huntsman Capt Ronnie Wallace, for whom Charles worked with...

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Mr Leslie Dungworth 26 Sept 10

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Written by: Peter Brook

One of the best known hunting and equestrian personalities in the East Midlands, Leslie Dungworth of Toft, near Bourne, Lincolnshire , has died, aged 88. Leslie was a popular Joint Master of the Grove and Rufford from 1981-5, and of the Cottesmore from 1984-92. He was a respected breeder and judge of high-class hunters and...

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Robert Vallance (1947-2010) – Highly Respected Hunt Secretary

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Written by: Peter Brook

Robert Vallance’s untimely death on 30th October 2010, aged 63 saw the passing of one of hunting’s most respected personalities. In office as Hunt Secretary continuously for 26 years with the Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase, he bought a style, humour and efficiency to the post, which will never be replicated. Born on 14th September...

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Peter Warren MFH Previous Master of the Bicester with Whaddon Chase

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Written by: Peter Brook

Peter Warren died peacefully on 23rd June at the great age of 89.He was the husband to June, father to Carol, Helen, Mary and David, Grandfather to 10 Grandchildren and Great-grandfather to 4 Great-Grandchildren, all of who adored him greatly. He was Master of the Whaddon Chase Hunt from 1982 – 1985 and then went...

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Olive Weston East Lincs Basset Hounds 1926 – 2011

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Written by: Peter Brook

On 27th December, one of Lincolnshire’s most prominent horsewomen and hunting ladies was lost to us. She was born Olive Hind, the daughter of a Nottingham solicitor and she spent her childhood at home in Edwalton, where she was first educated privately by a governess, shared with the children of the Boots family. Olive was...

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