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Obituary: David Hart – ‘inspirational’ former magistrate and head teacher of Lyndhurst Junior School

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David Hart

A FORMER magistrate and head teacher of Lyndhurst Junior School has died on the age of 90.

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David Hart had moved to the New Forest after assembly spouse Phyl, who was born within the district. He grew to become a teacher on the faculty in 1965 and went on to turn out to be head – a publish he held till his retirement in 1996.

Born in Eltham, north London, he undertook his coaching at Westminster Methodist College London and Reading University.

For a few years David was additionally a devoted member and treasurer of the Hampshire department of the British Association for Early Childhood Education, mentoring many lecturers and head lecturers throughout his time with the organisation.

David was additionally an energetic member of the Hampshire department of the National Association of Head Teachers, serving as treasurer and ultimately being made an honorary life member for his providers to early years schooling.

Always a person to maintain busy, he was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1971, serving at Lymington court docket and later at Totton till 1999.

He additionally grew to become a Methodist lay preacher impressed by his grandfather who had been a missionary in India.

He was an energetic member of New Milton Liberal Democrats and served on New Milton Town Council after transferring from Pennington to Barton in 1972 with Phyl and their two sons, Adam and Graeme.

When he was not busy instructing or working for the various organisations he was a member of, David liked to indulge his ardour for artwork. He would show it on the backyard fence of the household residence to lift funds for the charity Médecins Sans Frontières.

He additionally helped accumulate cash for different good causes, such because the New Forest Mummers, a conventional group performing brief, historical performs in pubs across the space.

David additionally performed hockey for Esso Fawley, New Milton, and Bournemouth groups. After qualifying as an umpire, he posted match stories to the A&T and was appointed honorary president of the New Forest Hockey Club in recognition of his dedication to the game.

After retiring David additionally took up golf and at one time grew to become press officer for Walhampton Golf Club. He was additionally a member of New Forest Golf Club for 15 years, and his funeral service was performed by one of his pals from the membership.

An enthusiastic traveller, David loved holidays with Phyl throughout the globe. The couple celebrated their fifty fifth marriage ceremony anniversary shortly earlier than David died in January.

He was described by his household as somebody who “lived his life for others, not often, if ever, looking for reward for himself. His best pleasure got here from seeing these round him having fun with life”.

They stated he was a “devoted husband, father and granddaddy to 5 grandsons. A very caring, a lot liked and inspirational man who touched many lives and can be sorely missed”.

David spent his previous few weeks at Oakhaven Hospice to which donations in his reminiscence will be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/david-henry-hart

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