Anthony Fitzsimmons Esq. 1946 - 2010
Tony to his friends, the tuck-shop man to three generations of pupils at school. Tony joined the staff in November 1980 an ex-service man having served in Her Majesty’s armed services the Army; appointed as head chef in the school kitchens, the first position that he held for 10 years.
Then in September 1990 with the retirement of the school caretaker, Tony took on this role. Always taking a pride in looking after the school, even the red carpet in the chapel always looked pristine when hoovered regardless of how quickly it lost its shine under the countless muddy shoes, of hordes of pupils, the endless polishing of the floors, or the painting of the walls, Tony took on these job’s regardless of the enormity of the task at hand with him alone and for the next twenty years of his service on The Hill. None more so than during the Chapel Centenary year when with endless visits from dignitaries and VIP’s it was always important to know that when you arrived at Chapel it was always fit for purpose thanks to Tony’s dedication to serving the school. In fact during the 30 years of his innings at the crease he batted relentlessly giving loyal service to one warden and three head teachers until finally being called in at the end of his days play. For certain he hated his photo being taken but he loved his cricket as those of you who attended his funeral will recall from his final exit.