Remembering Radley’s beagles
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A school beagle pack is a wonderful way in to fieldsports