Russell, B R L (Dick)
Dick was born on 11 April 1917 and died aged 76 years on 8 February 1994.
He was a very outgoing and friendly person and whilst at Hurst was a great asset to the School as a swimmer of great prowess and was a tower of strength in the swimming team.
After leaving school he became a horticulturist and was firstly a tomato grower in the Worthing area, but subsequently turned his attention to growing roses under glass with considerable success.
Dick was a very enthusiastic Mason, and was firstly in Viatores Lodge No. 4252 in Worthing where he was a past master. He subsequently joined Hurst Johnian Lodge on the 11 May 1968 and was master from 1970 to 1971.
It was his initiative that eventually led to the Lodge meeting at the school on a permanent basis.
He left a wife, Pam, and a son and daughter.