Ex-school head dies

THE former headmaster of Old Buckenham Hall in Brettenham has died aged 83.

Donald Sewell was headmaster at OBH for more than 30 years before he retired in 1991.

Donald originally came to the school serving in a joint capacity with his father Dennis. His eldest son David is currently a school governor.

Mr Sewell was chairman of the national prep school association IAPS and, as a former Brettenham parish councillor, he and his wife Sheila were well known for building links between the school and local community.

After retirement, they moved to Southwold where Donald died peacefully at home on November 13. He is survived by Sheila, four children and nine grandchildren.

A thanksgiving service will be held at St Edmund’s Church, Southwold, on Friday at 2.30pm.