Martin Boswell OB (1925-2012)

Old Bedalian, innovator and farming pioneer Martin Boswell has died at a Sandown nursing home, aged 86.

The Isle of Wight County Press Online recently published an obituary detailing his life.

“Born in Holland Park, London, his father was talks organiser for the BBC but, from the age of five, he followed his mother’s love of the countryside and farming.”

“Educated at Bedales, he studied agriculture at Reading University until the war and he joined the 2nd Gurkha Rifles in India, an experience he drew upon throughout his life.”

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge

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