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Chris Horne

East 1952-57

Thomas Christopher Bannister Horne, Chris to family and friends and “Honk” to his fellow pupils, was a home boarder. His father was the Director of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge. School friends invited to Sunday lunches with the Horne family at Hill Farm, Lolworth, enjoyed lively occasions, in marked contrast to the somewhat staid Sunday lunches in Hall.

Chris was a farmer at heart so it was natural that, after school, he went on to Seale Hayne Agricultural College. He then enjoyed a successful career with the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service (ADAS). He was posted to various areas in the UK including Devon, Cambridgeshire and Carmarthen. At the time of his retirement he was the Director of the Agricultural Division.

In 1964 he married Catherine Hargreaves, from Ulverston. They had three children, Sarah, Rachel and Richard, all married, and have eight grandchildren, from whom Chris derived enormous pleasure.

Although Chris never aspired to first team glory he was fanatical about sport. He was a keen golfer and cricket lover, being a long-standing member of the MCC.

In retirement Chris and Cath settled in the Towy Valley in West Wales where his many activities included being a local churchwarden, serving as an Assistant Director of the Royal Welsh Show and golfing at Glynhir Golf Club.  His latter years were blighted by dementia, which he battled nobly.

Chris sadly passed away on 9 May 2022. Cath and his children survive him.