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David Debnam Cripps-Harris


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  1. DC-H We were all so fortunate to be members of the PGC and BDCC at the same time as you. A great character who will be sadly missed. Now batting on a perfect pitch.

    Richard and Jenny Fullard.
  2. Dear Friend David, Fun, infuriating, lovable, different. So very glad we knew you.

    Penny and Richard Mulshaw
  3. In memory of a special friend. David was kind, generous and a true Gentleman. Now playing on the ultimate course and scoring Holes in One in Heaven!

    Jane Hogg
  4. “Give me a child until he is seven and I will show you the man.” – Aristotle

    Well, DDCH only had me as a school pupil for one year and anyway I was 11 at the time, but I appear to have turned out a reasonable sort of human being nevertheless, so maybe (very tenuously) David had a hand in that. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt anyway, eh?

    Au revoir, sir.

    John Coolhurst
  5. Man you ‘Cained my hide, deserved I might add. RIP Sir, you had a part in making me the man I am and for that I thank you.

    Jamie Coats
  6. I too had the cane .. !
    But being taught English Literature in his study takes me back .. he always had a kind word & was one of the true characters of
    St John’s .

    Gods Speed Sir ..🇬🇧

    Stuart J Avery
  7. Always a great character at Parkstone Golf club with his immaculate appearence. I remember playing David in a match and as I walked around the hedge to the first tee the brightest yellow trousers I have ever seen greeted me. A real character. RIP.

    Andrew Boyd
  8. Certainly the most enthusiastic and concerned for pupils teacher ever at St.Johns.

  9. Apart from receiving the cane from you aged 12 or so at St Johns (righly on reflection) my memories are of a very chilled, gentle and relaxed man who told terrific bed time stories at lights out. Whilst l hated the school and my time there l always liked Mr Cripps Harris. I am so sorry to hear of his passing he was an absolute gentleman. Condolences to his family.

    Paul Williams (76-79)

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