Obituaries

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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Brian Perring 1939 – 2009

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Written by: Peter Brook

Brian Perring, who died aged 70 on the 28th December, 2009 after a long, bravely borne illness, was a past master of the Old Surrey Burstow & West Kent Hunt. After a long and successful business life, Brian became involved with the Prince’s Trust and was Chairman of the London Board Prince’s Youth Business Trust....

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Mrs. John B. Hannum, of Unionville

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On Tuesday, March 30, 2010, Mrs. John B. Hannum, of Unionville, peacefully passed on to her reward. She was fortunate to have been spared any great suffering during her final illness. The myriad horse-related injuries she suffered more than satisfied her fair share of that. Of her injuries, she she explained in 1996..”I have this...

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Memorial to Alex Pimbley

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The horse and hunting world in the North West of England recently mourned the passing of one of its favourite sons. Alex Thomas Pimbley tragically passed away on the 4th June 2010 after a short but hard fought illness. Alex was Joint Master of the Vale of Lune Harriers and Three Counties Bloodhounds since 2004....

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Richard Charles Robertson March – Jt Master of the Glamorgan Hunt 31/1/1929 -19/7/2010

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Richard was born in Cardiff and from an early age he loved farms and animals. He worked on local farms and rode a pony and hunted with the Nantfawr Hounds. He was educated at the Cathedral School, the Downs in Colwall and at Marlborough College and then at Seale Hayne Agricultural College and Exeter University....

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James Aldous 1933 -2010

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The Suffolk Hunting scene has recently lost one of its longest standing Masters and keenest supporters. James Aldous was born into a keen Suffolk hunting family. His hunting got properly started after the Second World War with the Suffolk Hunt. He particularly enjoyed his early hunting in the days of Major Pearson and later under...

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Charles Parker- A Foxhunting Legend

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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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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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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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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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