Hughie & Daphne Holmes in May 1956.

Mrs Daphne Holmes (1928-2019) died at Sherborne on 23 September 2019.

In 1952, Daphne Woosnam was married to Hughie Holmes (1910-1993) in Builth Wells, with Mickey Walford as Hughie’s best man.

Hughie Holmes had joined the teaching staff at Sherborne School in September 1932 and was Housemaster of Lyon House from 1946 to 1961.  He went on to become Second Master and Registrar.

In June 2003, Daphne Holmes officially opened the ‘Hughie Holmes Astroturf’ hockey pitch at Sherborne School.

A service of thanksgiving for Daphne’s life will be held in Sherborne Abbey at 2pm on Friday 11 October 2019.

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Posted 25 September 2019 by Sherborne School Archives.

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