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Edwina Surtees unveils new memorial to brother Henry

A new memorial for a new generation of Worthians
Edwina by the new memorial poster
Edwina by the new memorial poster

We were delighted to host Edwina Surtees and her family here at Worth on Sunday 17th March 2024 to unveil a new memorial to her brother Henry Surtees C'09 RIP in The Pitstop café.

The Pitstop was opened in 2010 in the centre of the School community as a lasting memorial to Henry who was tragically killed in a Formula Two racing accident just a few weeks after he left Worth. Henry's housemaster, Andy Taylor, was instrumental at the time in organising the creation of this specially refurbished space which featured a large illustration of a racing car on the wall. 

Now nearly 15 years on, most of the pupils in the School have no idea of the significance of The Pitstop, so to keep Henry's memory alive a new, additional memorial has been produced which explains the story of Henry and his father, John Surtees CBE, who was the only person to win world championships in both motorcycling and motor racing.

Every year a football match is played between the School and an alumni team for The Henry Surtees Memorial Cup and this year the OW 1st XI won the Cup for the first time with a close 3-2 win. Edwina joined us for the match and then unveilved the memorial at the post-match tea watched on by the players and their families, Andy Taylor and the Head Master, Stuart McPherson.


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