Ashworth

Ashworth

Ashworth

Ashworth

Richard Ashworth - Headmaster 1920 – 1928

Quote from p235 of J.A. Morris’ A History of the Latymer School at Edmonton.

He is recalled by those who knew him best as a short, rotund man of great dignity, part natural, part the playing of a role, shrewd and just, gentle and kindly, a person of great magnetic charm as well as power, entirely without pomposity, affectation and guile. H was, too, what Americans aptly call a live wire, brisk and energetic, full of joie de vivre, a man who went “blithely on his business all the day” with gaiety, humour and disregard of convention. Few headmasters could maintain their authority if, on their way to school, they walked across Pymmes Park, muching an apple and practising French vowel sounds between the bites. ‘Nuts’, averred the passers-by, but his staff and scholars knew different.