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Gregory Garrett, OH 1944-54

Greg Garrett, OH 1944-54 passed away on 21 July 2023 in Ilkley aged 87. He lived a good, long life and fondly remembered his time at Hymers College where he played rugby and cricket, which he continued to play as an Old Hymerian.

He took up a career with Lloyd’s Bank and in his later years kept in close touch with other OH’s at the Lunch gatherings in Leeds and Hull, including Martin Cocker, who remembers him below:

To me, Greg was a well-respected, well-built all-round sportsman for School and Old Hymerians teams.  An opening fast bowler at cricket, he was also a bustling rugby wing forward.  We were both members of the renowned OH 1959 Yorkshire R.U.F.C. Yorkshire Challenge Cup winning team, the only Hull winners in the 20th Century.

He was a fine example of the benefits offered by a good education at a school such as Hymers’ College.

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