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Andrew Stewart Turner

East, 1955-60

Andrew went to Malsis Hall Preparatory School near Keighley from where he moved on to The Leys, which he left in 1960 to spend a year learning something about textiles. He entered Queen’s College, Cambridge in 1961 to read Economics and then Part 2 Law. While at the College Andrew, amongst his many other pursuits, enjoyed playing hockey for the College 2nd XI whom he captained in 1963/64.  As a member of the Bradford Straddlebugs he also spent many happy walking holidays in the Lake District. He married in 1970 and his daughter, Shelley, was born in 1971.

On leaving Cambridge Andrew decided that rather than join the family textile firm in Bradford he would take up accountancy, which he duly did and became a partner in 1971 in Spicer and Pegler, a well-respected firm of chartered accountants in Leeds. However, he retired early in 1989 and moved to Thirsk where in 1997 he remarried. With a mutual love of horses and dogs he and Marion enjoyed his retirement, following country pursuits which included horse racing. He was also able to travel to Australia where his daughter and grandchildren live. His family holidays included visits to Venice, Barcelona, Bangkok and Florida before ill-health intervened.

Andrew is survived by his wife, Marion, and his daughter, Shelley and her two children, Jessica and Thomas and by his step-children, Andrew and Helen.

Words by Stephen Turner, East 1952-57, and Marion Turner