Kenneth James Holt: [Heath 1918–1921]

Kenneth James Holt attended Heath Grammar School and was a member of St John’s Wesleyan Methodist Church. His theological training took place at Richmond College and he was ordained in 1934.

Most of his ministry was spent as a chaplain in the Royal Air Force from 1942 to 1966, rising to the rank of Principal Chaplain (equivalent to Group Captain).

His civilian ministry was spent entirely on the south coast, serving in the New Forest, Wimborne and West Wight circuits.

First appeared in Newsletter dated

Arnold Hoyle: [Heath 1933–1938]

Arnold Hoyle, who died on Friday, , aged 79, worked in the Legal Department of the Halifax County Borough Council and, during the war, served in the RAF. A member of Greenroyd Bowling Club, he enjoyed a game of snooker there as well as bowls. A keen gardener, he was particularly proud of his tomatoes. Arnold led a quiet life and was close to his brother, Jack, another Old Heathen. He leaves two sons, Richard and Robert, and a widow, Jean, to all of whom we extend our deepest sympathy.

First appeared in Newsletter dated .

David Anthony Hoyle: [Heath 1966–1973]

David Anthony Hoyle, much loved husband of Susan, special dad of Nathan & Jordan, a dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many, died peacefully at home with his family, on 3rd December 2021, aged 67 years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. His funeral service took place on Thursday 30th December 2021 at Park Wood Crematorium, Elland. Donations may be made to Overgate Hospice.


Alan Hutchinson: [Heath 1937–1942]

Alan Hutchinson died on at his home in Cullercoats. He was at Heath from 1937 to 1942 and became an Analytical Chemist in Halifax, moving to Newcastle upon Tyne in 1961 where he became Senior Partner in a firm of Public Analysts.

In the 1950s he founded and ran the Scout Troop at Pellon Baptist Church.

We extend out sympathy to his family and friends.

First appeared in Newsletter dated