The late Bill Ford (February 2004)
It was with sadness that I heard of Bill Ford's passing in early December. This was after his funeral and so I was unable to attend.
I have been unable to find details of Bill's background but I do feel that I should put a short reflection of my own memories on the site.
My first memory was of a man very much in charge and an expert in his subject - anatomy and physiology. He was clearly an innovator in that he was the first at Beechmont to present us with typewritten summaries of all his lessons - that saved a lot of note taking!
He controlled us young men and women well and together with Peter Frazer, Alf Linstead and Miss Case, formed a formidable teaching team.
There was , of the course, the constant banter between him and Peter Frazer.
After he retired I would meet him occasionally in Haywards Heath when he was out shopping but he didn't have a lot to say.
He did make a special contribution to many of our lives and I, together with many others, remember him with fondness. May he rest in peace.JH.