Obituaries

Billy Connors Huntsman Island Foxhounds May 2022

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Written by: Noel Mullins
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Tributes poured in for the very popular former Island Foxhounds huntsman Billy Connors. He was known by all that had the good fortune to meet him as one of nature’s gentlemen and family man. He loved life and was a great friend to so many people and above all he had a story for all...

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James (Maurice) Barclay 1959-2021

Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2022
Written by: Peter Brook
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With the recent passing of James (Maurice James) Barclay a large and probably irreplaceable void has opened in the world of hunting with hounds. I first met James when attending the Revesby show in Lincs shortly after he was appointed Master of the Southwold hounds. At the time he was riding a well put together...

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Willie Leahy Field Master of The Galway Blazers

Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2021
Written by: Noel Mullins www.noelmullins.com
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Ireland has lost one of its best-known horsemen, Willie Leahy field master of the Galway Blazers from Aille Cross in Loughrea County Galway. In the nearly 70 years that I knew Willie he never changed, true to his dedication to the Traditional Irish Horse, Connemara Pony and the countryside where he was most content. He...

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 Professor Richard Allen, ‘Twink’, Aug. 1940 to June 2021

Posted on Saturday, July 10, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook
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Professor W. R. Allen, Twink, the founding chairman of Vets for Hunting, which has now developed into VAWM, the Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management, died in hospital in Dubai after a short illness on June 6th. Twink was internationally renowned for his veterinary and scientific expertise, his passion for all things related to mammalian reproduction...

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John Howard Dean III 1966-2021 Radnor Hunt

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Men wanted to be him; the women wanted to be around him. He loved riding horseback, dogs, fast cars, and fat cigars. John Howard Dean III loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and Huntsman went to ride in greener pastures on January 16, 2021.  John was the loving husband...

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Mervyn Flood – West Norfolk Foxhounds 1951—2020

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020
Written by: West Norfolk Foxhounds
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The West Norfolk Foxhounds family has lost a staunch and loyal member in the passing of Mervyn Flood (14th December 1951—9th October 2020).  He started hunting with his great pal, Hugo the flashy chestnut cob bought from Ivan Hill as a keen but green thrusting machine, and thrust he did enjoying the best of Norfolk...

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Roy Goddard 1929-2020

Roy Goddard passed away on 28th April after a short illness. He was born on 23-5-1929 in Reading to Harry and Gladis Goddard. Harry was also in hunt service and Roy became second horseman to the Bramham moor where his father was Huntsman Roy then moved on to be first whipper-in  at the Sinnington in...

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Philip Michael Yalden Langdale September 1942-August 2019

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020
Written by: Uknown
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Philip will be remembered for many things but none so much as his love of our sport, and his commitment to Hawke’s Bay Hunt. We can only begin to scratch the surface of what his contribution to NZ Hunting has been, but here is a little overview of the quirky, funny, sometimes accident-prone chap, we...

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Sir Roger Scruton, FBA, FRSL

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

Reliably controversial foxhunting philosopher, Wagnerian, scourge of the left and author of 50 books. When Roger Scruton gave the inaugural lecture of the Royal Institute of Philosophy at Durham University in 1989 he found himself in competition with a choir practising in the next room. As the choir grew louder and louder, his audience began...

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James Henry Job Bennett – 23/12/1922 – 16/12/2019

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook
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Jim’s career in hunt service began in 1937 at the Portman Hunt. These early years were soon to be interrupted by the advent of WWII. On returning after service in the Royal Navy he spent just one season with the Essex and Suffolk. He then joined the Wilton Hunt in 1947, whipping-in to Tom Tilbrook....

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