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Former primary school headteacher dies

PUBLISHED: 17:25 14 February 2016

Mavis Harris' retirement made the Weston Mercury in 1980.

Mavis Harris' retirement made the Weston Mercury in 1980.


A former headteacher has died at the age of 95.

Mavis Harris died at the age of 95. Mavis Harris died at the age of 95.

Mavis Harris taught at a primary school in Redhill for 25 years and spent 19 of them as the headteacher. She died on January 30 and her funeral will be held at Christ Church in Redhill on Wednesday at 2.30pm.

Her husband Hubert – known as Hugh – died in 1979 after teaching at Wrington primary, Churchill secondary and Westhaven schools.

The pair had daughter Liz Cole, who lives in Weston, and son Richard Harris, who lives near Carlisle. They also had six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mavis grew up in Devon but moved to Birmingham after World War Two and her marriage. The family moved to Wrington in the early 1950s and Mavis took up her role in Redhill which she kept until her retirement in 1980.

Away from the classroom, she loved gardening, driving and music and for many years had a season ticket to watch Bristol City.

Friends and former pupils are welcome to attend her funeral but donations to the RNLI or Woodland Trust are preferred to flowers.

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