Lintott, Bernard Roy

Lintott, Bernard Roy

Roy died on 27 April 1985. Whilst at the College he was Captain of Chevron, Prefect of hall and finally Captain of School. He gained 1st XI colours in both cricket, of which he was Captain, and football.
On leaving Hurst, Roy went to Cambridge to learn about the food trade before joining the family wholesale grocery business in Horsham. He became managing Director in 1951, a position he held until the company merged with reeves of Portsmouth in 1965 at which point he retired.
Roy took a keen interest in many local affairs. He was a founder member of Horsham Round Table and its first President. He was also the founder of Horsham Boys’ Club and held the post of Secretary for many years. He was also Secretary of the local Scouts, a Trustee of the Horsham Arts School and president of Shelley Allotments.
He was a great sportsman and he used his height to advantage when hitting a cricket or golf ball. He played cricket for Horsham and captained their 2nd XI for many years. He represented the HJs at cricket and for many years represented them at golf n the Halford Hewitt. He took great pride and interest in the development of his old school – his two sons also attended the College – and until shortly before his death was a regular attendee at the Annual Dinner of the Club, at Etheldreda Sunday and the HJ Cricket Week.
He was survived by Joan, his widow, and by Colin (see Obituary index) and Roger, his sons, who kindly donated a seat in Roy’s memory to go on the steps of the Cricket Pavilion.
6 April 2004

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