The news of the death of Alan Webster has saddened all of us who knew him. We called him "The Man" or "Webbie" and he was our friend, Not only was he Head Boy at Sedbergh, but he was a compassionate leader who was aware of the difficulties many of us had in the school of hard knocks that was Sedbergh in the 1950s. Webbie's love of sports inspired us and his prowess on the soccer field was legendary. As I remember, he played centre half and no one could ever get around him. I learned my axe skills from The Man, when he would came around the huts on a Saturday afternoon to check out that all was well. We shall miss him.
Judi Greene, Alan's daughter, shared the following with me today: