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June Benham

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  1. Miss Benham was my tutor at Ashley cross until her retirement. We all adored her. She held an afternoon tea for us at her house when she retired. It was a lovely afternoon and great to meet her cherished Kim the collie.
    Much love and condolences to her family.

    Lucja fratczak-kay
  2. Such a lovely person and great teacher have very fond memories of her one were she took a small group of us to studland litter picking for the national trust were an unclad gentlman popped up from one of the sand dunes gave her an empty bottle of champagne and said what a fantastic job we were doing her face was a picture but she took it all in here stride I feel very privileged to have known her she helped to make my time at ashly cross very special condolences and love to her family

    Jayne cooke
  3. Miss Benham was my form tutor from 1976 -1978 as well as my English teacher for a year. I consider myself very fortunate to have been placed in her form. I had just arrived in the U.K. from America and everything was so new to me. She was the kindest teacher, with the right balance of friendliness, approachability and discipline (I am not sure I was always as well behaved as I could have been but would never step out of line in her class). She simply got everything ‘right’. She was lovely to me and I have never forgotten her. I still think of her every time I pick up a copy of Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice.

    I recall our form going to tea at her home in her garden in Sandford and meeting her mother there, Miss Benham so relaxed and smiling.

    I joined her drama club and remember her production of Wind in the Willows, in which I was cast as a weasel. It was ambitious at the time, with a large cast, props and scenery. It must have taken some organising. It was spectacular and a big hit. I loved it and I loved her.

    It is with extreme regret that I will now, given current circumstances, be unable to make it to the funeral.

    I am remembering Miss Benham, thinking of of her family and sending my condolences. I would like to assure her family that June Benham will always be remembered by the girls she taught and devoted her life to.

    Isobel (Mason) Kerrigan (Ashley Cross school 1976-78)
  4. You was such a lovely teacher at Ashley Cross. RIP lovely lady x

    Julie Woodford (Allen)
  5. I remember her as a lovely English teacher in the early 1980s at Ashley Cross. A kind and lovely lady. Great teachers make a difference to this world. RIP Miss Benham

    Rebecca Shearing-Brown
  6. Rest in peace ,a wonderful teacher 1979 leaver

    Julie Hughes (kingslake)
  7. I remember being the Only child who knew what… Cock the snook…. Was..

    Have lots of fun in the Heavenly realm..

    Julie X

    Julie Dinmore

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