Mr K. Bryant

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MR Ken Bryant, of Elms View, Great Gonerby, has died at home. He was 83.

Born in Southampton, Mr Bryant was a bachelor. He leaves a half-sister who lives in Plymouth.

He was headmaster at The National School, Grantham, from 1965 to 1975 and had previously been head/deputy at three primary schools in Devon. After leaving the National School he was appointed head of Sladen School in Kidderminster, from where he retired in 1990 and returned to live in Great Gonerby.

Mr Bryant was a keen photographer and he was interested in steam trains. He was a Lay Reader from 1953.

A keen Rotarian, he joined the organisation in Kidderminster and was president from 1983/84. He transferred to the Rotary Club of Grantham in 1992.

He had a long involvement with the School Journey Association and was on the board of management. He was involved in helping other people and arranging school party visits.

The Rev Jim Farley conducted the funeral service at St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham. Cremation followed.

Mourners included: Elisabeth and Courtney Finn, Alistair Holmes, Mr and Mrs Farley, Bernard Millhouse, June Proctor, Jill and Geoff Turner, Robin and Brenda Hall, John Morris, Kevin Lawry, Basil Blackham, Mrs J. Green, Andrew Redman, Philip Lamb, Richard Jeffries, Roger Blakeman, Rob Hearmon, Peter Berry, Frank Whiting, Ken and Ruth Bryan, Molly Kidd, Paul West, Irvin Metcalf, David Williams, Neville Thompson, Bob Brownlow, John Gibbs, Ray and Pat Beal, Mr A. T. Kirk, Vera Callow, Doris Speakman, Mrs M. Abraham, Mike Bellamy, Sheila Cupit, Bob Greybrook, Jeff Coxon, Mary Kennedy, Miss Barnes, John Cussell, Roger Graves, Pam Kalbassi and Mos Kalbassi, Alec and Kathleen Hughes, Bob Jeffries, Melany Gray, Madeline Smith, John Gilbert and Ruth Whitehouse.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for The National School Fund.