Farewell to… Grove joint-master Ralph Mitchell

Ralph Mitchell died suddenly on Tuesday, 20 November while hunting with the Grove and Rufford. He was 69.

He joined the mastership of the Grove and Rufford for a third time this season and was master of the Barlow from 1991-94.

Hunt chairman Bill Eastwood said: “Ralph threw everything into [being a master], opening up long forgotten country and conjuring magical days out of minimal raw material.”

He leaves his partner, Sally, and his son from a previous marriage, John.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (29 November 2012)

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