A friend researching an aspect of Housiana heard a taped interview in which this master’s name is mentioned. But at the same time there was a noise on the tape preventing the name from being recognised. The only clues (which may be incorrect) are that his surname apparently begins with “H” and it appears to have three syllables. He probably taught junior forms.
Can any readers offer suggestions for his name? If they can, both the researcher and I will be most grateful.
Another possibility could be Francis "Fred" Haslehurst (or Haselhurst, I'm not sure of the spelling) whose dates on the staff I don't know but who was definitely around in the Twenties (and later).
So Jack Hood-Phillips seems a better bet as the researcher’s teacher.
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Mr H was the man who chose orange and purple as house colours for Thorn B(?A) when these were revived post war. Scurrilous rumour that he was not entirely sober when he did that. He had a great scar across his nose which I grew up believing was acquired on the NW Frontier, but years later understood it was far more mundane, and from a car crash. Had a year of him in LF B starting Greek.
Not sure I quite follow you here, Martin. If Haselhust was aged about 64 in the early Fifties, that would make him about 36 in 1925. That doesn't seem to me an implausible length of time to spend at CH. Even if he was appointed to the staff immediately after World War One, he'd have been pushing 30 when he arrived.Martin wrote:Francis (“Fred”) Haselhust (no “r”) died at CH before retirement, while he was still teaching and senior housemaster of Th A in the early 1950s. If he was then aged 64, say, it seems unlikely he could have been at CH in 1925.
If memory serves, Cyril Dalmaine (who left the Horsham staff in 1930) wrote in his memoirs that Haselhust had been one of his colleagues.
Thanks for setting me straight on the spelling, though.
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