Janet Hatfield. OB
Janet died peacefully on 26th September surrounded by her loving family.
She will be fondly remembered as a caring House Parent, first in Bedstone and then Wilson House with her husband Keith. All three of their children Cathy, Debbie and David were educated in the Senior School.
In 1989 Janet joined the Prep School as a teacher and the number of children who passed through her hands benefited from her instruction, guidance, direction and kindness. A trained librarian who also ran the College library and encouraged Prep School children to enjoy reading a variety of books. At the end of the school day Keith who was wanting to leave for home, knew where to find her either in the Prep School marking books or in the library surrounded by more books.
Many memories of Janet – trailing over South Shropshire hills on wet and windy afternoons, nurturing prep school games, directing and supporting Prep children and standing on the sidelines in all weather and terrains. It was thanks to her enthusiasm and dedication through the years that many youngsters realised their potential whether it was running over muddy fields, around a track or kicking a football.
Moving from field to stage . . . Janet help to nurture Prep plays and concerts as well as helping with senior plays, not least by her unstinting support of the great impresario Keith Hatfield, as always calmly, quietly and with no fuss.
All those who read this on the Bedstone School web site and knew her will remember what a lovely lady Janet was and why she will be so much missed by Keith, her family and friends.