A Book of Remembrance
M.J.B. (Henry) Riches
Henry will be fondly remembered by many from his twenty years of dedicated service to Horris Hill from 1998-2018. Head of English, Director of Studies, director of the Senior Play, orchestrator of balloon debates, inventor of the Spy Game and January Jamboree, on the coals at the Saturday night BBQs and much more; he was a consummate schoolmaster.
Our condolences are with his family.
Owner :Felix Beardmore-Gray
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In 1999 towards the end of the summer term Henry asked me to supply a target for the boys who would be leaving the following morning to find. I managed along with Ian Keen to survive for a couple of hours. Twenty plus against two seemed fair. We were captured in Spain and dragged …
Jon and Sally Phillips
Dear Henry – our acquaintance spans a long time from 1976 in South Africa, overland in our Landrover, many visits with us, our family weddings, then working together at Horris Hill. A dedicated prep-schoolmaster, he was an excellent English teacher, Director of Studies and organiser of boarders’ activities. Hambe gahle my friend. …
Farewell Henry, a skilled schoolmaster, you served the school with total dedication. So sad that you could not enjoy a long and happy retirement. …
What a journey, from those early days in 1998 through to what seems like just the other day. All those Spy Games, all those BBQs cooking for upwards of a hundred, the trips to London, whether to the NPG, the Globe, The Tower of London or what must have been the craziest session at …
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