In Memory

Arthur Bruton


Arthur ("Archie")  Bruton was an amiable and good humoured classmate,  always available for a schoolboy prank.  In fifth form, for example, he concealed himself in the classroom cupboard on a dare for the entire period,  but tumbled out in a heap on the floor a little too early, because the astonished teacher tarried before leaving the classroom.  "I was just looking for a book, sir",  He explained.  

Arthur had a varied career that included plumbing and slaughtering chickens.   He died in Pietermaritzburg on 7 July 2005 from renal failure caused by chronic diabetes.