Cyril Redhead - Member of Staff at the Prince of Wales School 1930-9
Cyril Redhead - Member of Staff at the Prince of Wales School 1930-9 |
Photo + text supplied by Anne Fowler (née Redhead) - photo scanned by Peter Liversidge
Cyril Redhead photographed in 1947
Cyril Redhead (1898-1979) was an Assistant Master at the Prince of Wales School from 1930-1939. He taught art, natural
sciences and biology and was involved with the Scouts and OTC. A natural disciplinarian, he was popular with the younger
boys and had the ability to make the lessons interesting whatever the subject and was remembered with affection by the
pupils he taught at the PoW School and elsewhere during his career.
Cyril Redhead was a founding member of the Kenya Regiment and served in the KAR during the War. After the War he became
headmaster in turn of the Hill School, Eldoret, and Greensted’s School, Nakuru; the latter he owned jointly with his
wife Eve. Greensted’s is now owned by the Kenya Government.
He retired to England in 1953 but continued to teach until 1963 when he finally retired. Although he was a fine artist
he never considered his work good enough to exhibit and declined to offer it for sale. Cyril Redhead had three daughters:
Anne (b. 1931), Sian (b. 1935) and Margaret (b. 1941). Another daughter, Jean, was adopted in 1943.