Re­mem­ber­ing Radley’s bea­gles

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MANY coun­try­men had their first ex­pe­ri­ence of or­gan­is­ing field­sports through be­ing mas­ter of a school, col­lege or mil­i­tary pack of bea­gles. At Radley Col­lege, they in­clude the Coun­try­side Al­liance chair­man Si­mon Hart MP, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of As­cot Race­course, Guy Hen­der­son, and the clerk of the course at Ain­tree, An­drew Tul­loch.

Last year, the pack cel­e­brated its 75th an­niver­sary and Ed­win Atkin­son, a joint-mas­ter in the 1960–1 sea­son, who later be­came a naval of­fi­cer and rep­re­sented Bri­tain in event­ing, has writ­ten a his­tory. Copies cost £20 and are avail­able through for­mer whip­per-in and cur­rent chair­man Atty Be­or­roberts. Cheques should be made out to Radley Col­lege Bea­gles and sent to him at Hamp­nett Lodge, North­leach, Glouces­ter­shire GL54 3NW (atty.beor-roberts@knight­

A school bea­gle pack is a won­der­ful way in to field­sports

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