Harvey Mortimer Beck

Former Headmaster of Aldenham School, Hertfordshire

6th December, 1948
Buried at:  

Aldenham School was founded in 1597 by Richard Platt, a Master Brewer from London. It is located in Hertfordshire, and is a private, co-educational school.

Mr Harvey Beck, born the third son of a wine merchant in Kent on 11 May 1868. He attended Eton, before going up to Cambridge. By 1900 he was working at Aldenham School and in 1909 he was an Assistant Master there. He was Headmaster at Aldenham from 1920 until 1933, during which time he established the Beck Competition for Solo performers at the school, which continues to this day, promoting solo performance by scholars. At some time after the end of his working life, he must have retired to Cornwall and lived in this beautiful area.


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