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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