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Richard Plant

Fen 1962-67

Richard passed away on 6 April 2024, aged 75. He was at The Leys from 1962-1967 where he was captain of the 1st XI cricket, Head Boy and school organist; he then went on to Pembroke College Cambridge in 1967, where he read English. In 1970 he married Susan Woolf and worked in the sales department at Josiah Wedgewood. In 1971, he realised sales wasn’t for him and he was appointed Head of English at Yarlet, becoming Headmaster in 1989 and retiring in 2009. Richard was a wonderful musician and sportsman. He played the organ at various churches, latterly mostly at Sandon Church, as well as at the wedding of his good friend Peter Chamberlain, Common Room 1964-97. He also played cricket for Swynnerton and the Gentlemen of Staffordshire.

Words by Lucy Plant