Society Officers since 1912

C E Freeman, Joyce Godber, Major Simon Whitbread and F J Manning celebrating BHRS's 50th anniversary at the Bridge Hotel, Bedford

C E Freeman, Joyce Godber, Major Simon Whitbread and F J Manning celebrating BHRS’s 50th anniversary at the Bridge Hotel, Bedford


The Society’s year of office runs for twelve months from the AGM in September.



1912-1940       S. Howard Whitbread

1945-1952       J A Whitchurch

1953-1979       Major Simon Whitbread

1979-2023       Sir Samuel Whitbread, KCVO

2023-                Charles Whitbread


Vice Presidents/Chairmen

1971-1982       H G Tibbutt

1982-1999       Nicholas Bagshawe

1999-2011       Martin Lawrence, MBE

2011-2018       Professor Richard Marks

2018-                Bob Ricketts, CBE

Bob Ricketts, CBE


Richard Smart, 2007

Richard Smart at the launch of The Bousfield Diaries in 2007

1912-1940       Dr G Herbert Fowler

1945-1947       Anne Buck

1947-1965       C E Freeman

1965-1980       H O White

1981-2001       Betty Chambers

2001-2013       Dr Richard Smart

2013-                Margaret Evans







1912-1928       W Austin

1928-1962       F J Manning

1962-1967       N T Bagshawe

1967-1977       F A Day

1977-1984       R E Brooks

1984-1999       G E Barker

1999-2002       Clive Hooper

2002-2003       Peter Wood

2003-2023       Barbara Doyle

2023-                Mike Walker



1912-1940       Dr G Herbert Fowler

1945-1977       Miss J Godber

1977-1992       Miss P Bell

1992-2005       Gordon Vowles

2005-2006       James Collett-White

2006-2013       Barbara Tearle

2013-2014       Barbara Tearle and Nicola Avery

2014-2023       Nicola Avery

2023-               To be filled


Website Administrator

(office established 2015)

2015-2017         Barbara Tearle

2017-                  To be filled

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