Elizabeth Tutchell nee Taylor 1954 - 1962

Elizabeth Taylor & Chris Hardman
Elizabeth Taylor & Chris Hardman
Elizabeth Tutchell nee Taylor 1954 - 1962

Sitting the scholarship aged ten, Elizabeth’s Head Mistress was told that her examination results were top of Gloucestershire.  So it was that she entered the Grammar School a year early, and succeeding in all subjects, she finally became Hicks House captain and Head Girl.

Gaining ten ‘O’ levels in the fifth form, in the sixth form Elizabeth, with a little help from Miss David, taught herself and passed ‘O’ level Greek. Taking Additional Maths and ‘A’ levels in French, Geography and Latin, she concluded her final school year by passing Scholarship Latin with distinction.

Elizabeth played for both the school’s first tennis and hockey teams, and occasionally hockey for the county second team.

Taking part in several School plays, her acting ability in ‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’ was praised by the EJ drama critic who wrote ‘Elizabeth Taylor as Lady Julia Merton made a formidable matron uttering her lines with a barbed relish that Dame Edith would envy.’

In her penultimate year at school she won the Booth Cup proficiency in work and games and in her final year won the Mary Neill Memorial Prize and the Sir Thomas Davies Cup for Loyalty and Public Spirit and the Old Scholars’ War Memorial Prize.

Elizabeth captained her university at both hockey and cricket and was put forward for England hockey trials but was not selected.  She on occasion played cricket for Campden second XI when they were a player short!

Following graduation, she gained her Diploma in Education and obtained a post teaching Latin at Kingswood Grammar School, Bristol. Following the birth of her son she taught at St. Thomas More School, also in Bristol.

Sadly following a long illness, Elizabeth died in 2004

This page was added on 16/01/2015.

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