Antony Charles Reynell (CR 1958 – 88) 10 June 1930 – 15 October 2021
Born in 1930, before the war, Antony Reynell went from Rugby to New College, Oxford, as a Classics scholar. He taught Classics and English Literature at Marlborough (and later Philosophy to the sixth form) from the late 1950s until 1981.
He and his wife, Diana, lived on the High Street in the 1960s and 70s, where they gave regular dinners for Antony’s lauded guest speakers and teas to his personal tutees. Later they altered their lifestyle completely, moving for years to a cottage with no electricity, out in the hills beyond Mildenhall, where Antony relished the peace and quiet, reading extensively and listening to music. Finally, in the early 2000s, long after his retirement and a brief sojourn in London, there was a final move to a bigger house, among tall trees, on the edge of the Avebury stone circle.
They brought up all four of their children in Marlborough and grew attached to the place, with its gallops, Savernake Forest and the wild downs along the Ridgeway. Antony’s death, on Friday 15 October, was as tranquil as his life had been -for which his remaining family are most grateful.
Cremation service at midday on 5 November, 2021, North Wilts Crematorium, SN4 8ET: contact Claridge Funeral Service, SN8 1NE for details