Obituary: Richard Bass

Richard Bass died in 2018.  He was one of the last boarders at Sandbach School and a long time friend of Geoff Piggot

Richard was born in Stoke-on-Trent and later lived in Tarporley.  He came to the school as a boarder in 1951 under Head Master W R Cubbon and House Master Alan Astins.  Richard was a sincere, giant, a good friend and loving brother and uncle. His first love was music , especially church organ music, and his huge collection of Ordnance Survey maps.  His fellow boarder Peter Flemming, has warm memories of him, saying how he shared a study and how Richard was absorbed by the Bach Cantatas that he knew so well.  Beyond school Richard had many interests, for example canals, steam trains and farming, that took him to Reaseheath Agricultural College and then Liverpool University Veterinary Department in the Wirral as an Animal Technician for 34 years.

This Obituary was supplied by his sister