28th April 2020
It is with sadness that we share news of the death of our former Vice President and Aldermanic Governor Sir Alan Towers Traill, GBE QSO MA D.Mus. Sir Alan died peacefully on Friday, 17th April aged 84. He leaves his wife, Lady Sarah Traill, a son and two granddaughters.
Sir Alan was a City of London Alderman for the Ward of Langbourn from 1975 and as such was an ex officio member of the Court of Bridewell Royal Hospital. He stepped up to become our Vice-President in 2002 on the untimely death of the serving Vice-President, Sir Roger Cork, in October that year. He continued in this role until he retired as an Alderman in 2005 whereupon Sir Robert Finch became Vice-President.
Sir Alan served as Lord Mayor of the City of London Corporation in 1984-85 having been elected Sheriff in 1982. By profession, he was an insurance risk analysis consultant, expert witness, arbitrator and mediator. His contributions to musical interests include the Yehudi Menuhin School and the LSO Education Committee. He was appointed to the Order of Medieval Knights of London in 2002. We are grateful to Sir Alan for his support and the interest that he took in Bridewell.
King Edward’s is delighted to welcome Vanessa Edworthy as our new School Counsellor. Vanessa brings a wealth of relevant experience to the School, from previous similar roles at Alton College (as Lead Counsellor) and Frensham Heights, and as an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). From a very strong field,...