No. 188

OSB Logo The Old St Beghian
  Autumn 2015


W. Nelson Hewitson (SH 53-58).

John Hewitson (SH 52-57) kindly provided the following:

Over 200 folk (including several OSBs) attended the funeral of Nelson Hewitson in Cottingham, Yorkshire on 28 April. He was 74 and had been suffering from cancer since late last year.

Nelson followed his elder brother to St Bees from Seascale Prep School in 1953. In June 1957 he scored over 100 not out against Rossall - one of the few centuries scored by a school First XI batsmen on the Crease. In later life, he excelled on the golf course.

After working with Commercial Union Insurance and for a short while at the Workington Steelworks, Nelson became a civil servant with the Department of Social Security in Whitehaven. He moved to the Department's much larger office in Hull in 1974 where he spent the rest of his working life. He ended his career as senior manager within the Child Support Agency where he held responsibility for much of the north of England.

He leaves a widow Carol, sons Nigel and Simon and five grandchildren.



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