David Hutchings, Second's 1955-1959 (February 2014)

David Hutchings

Charles Pressley (Sandersons 1956-1960) writes: David and I had known each other since childhood, living only two roads apart from each other. We attended Broadwater Manor House Prep School, until he moved to Sompting Abbotts, but then met again at Lancing College. David was in Second’s House while I was across the Quad in Sanderson’s. Our mutual interest in all sports brought us together both as opponents in House competitions or jointly in school teams. David was a fine cricketer as well as playing football and other sports. His love of sport continued throughout his life, supporting Brighton & Hove Albion and Portsmouth and following cricket and playing golf. After leaving Lancing, David qualified as a solicitor and became a partner with the firm that is now Thomas Eggar, so our paths touched again as we were both established in business in Worthing. Together we were members of Worthing Round Table and then West Worthing Rotary. David’s professional knowledge, intellect and wit (sometimes mischievous) enlivened many a debate. David was President of Worthing Law Society in 1987, a Governor of Angmering School for many years and his legacy is still continued by his fellow Rotarians. He sadly had to retire at the age of 50 due to deteriorating health through Parkinson’s disease, but still retained his very engaging personality and smile. He was the kindest of men and a real gentleman until his untimely death in 2014. Judi, his wife of nearly 50 years and children Sally, Martin, Anthony and Richard (the boys also were at Lancing) are very much in our thoughts.