Britain’s most senior master, Ian Hedley of the Border, has died aged 99.

Mr Hedley joined the mastership of the Border in 1952 and was in office until his death on 4 February.

He also hunted the hounds from 1952 to 1973.

His son Michael is also a Border MFH, joining the mastership in 1973.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (23 February 2012)