A former Housemaster of Rugby School has had his memoirs written by three current students at the school.

Bryan, 86, from Bilton, has lived an incredibly varied and interesting life.

From Cambridge University, National Service with the RAF and playing international rugby for Wales in his early years, to becoming a Housemaster at Rugby School, losing his sight and rediscovering his love for sport through blind golf, Bryan has truly lived life to the max.

After losing his sight, Bryan became a member of Blind Veterans UK in 2001 and it was our Community Support Worker for Rugby, Anne Carpenter, who discovered Bryan’s amazing life story and his desire to document it.

Over the course of the next few months, Anne picked up Florrie, Freddie and Rachel every Friday night and took them to Bryan’s house to document his story, which they then presented to Bryan last week.

“After struggling to find a volunteer to help Bryan write up his memoirs, I approached Rugby School who were incredibly receptive. We came up with the idea of getting some current students to write up his story as one of their community projects.”
Anne Carpenter
“It was a brilliant experience working with Florrie, Freddie and Rachel to produce this document and I’d like to thank Blind Veterans UK and Rugby School for making it happen. I wanted to document my memoirs for my grandchildren but my sight was getting in the way and making it extremely difficult. I’m over the moon to have done it in conjunction with the charity that has supported me so much, my old school, and of course Florrie, Freddie and Rachel."
Blind veteran Bryan, 86

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