Former Acting Head of Bolton School Dies
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Alan Mitchell, long time Deputy Headmaster who was Acting Headmaster (1982-3) of Bolton School Boys’ Division, has died having become increasingly frail over recent months.
Alan taught at the School for 35 years from 1950 to 1985, inspiring in others his own love of Classics. He was Deputy Headmaster for 15 years and, after retiring, was the Old Boys’ Liaison Officer for a further decade.
An eminent academic, accomplished sportsman and musician, Alan embodied all that is to be admired in a School where the academic all-rounder is encouraged to thrive. He was a gentleman, always considerate and empathetic of the needs of others yet with a clear vision and sense of purpose.
Originally from Wolverhampton, he studied Latin and English at Sheffield University and served in the Indian Army during the Second World War. He was a notable athlete in his youth and a first rate footballer, which allowed him a strong reputation with the boys.
The funeral will take place on Friday 2 October at 2.30pm at Overdale West Chapel after which there will be refreshments.