A tribute to Jane Nussey

Jane was appointed Head of Home Economics at GHS in 1983 and she also oversaw forms’ Social Services contributions. In 1988 Jane was involved in creating the costumes for Jonah, the school’s centenary production of Jonah: a first performance of this musical morality with music by William Mathias, which took place in Guildford Cathedral.

Quoting from GHS 1990 Highlights:- ‘Jane ‘arranged fashion extravaganzas, showed many reluctant RGS boys how to cater for themselves in General Studies and put Home Economics back on the map’.

Jane moved from Guildford to Bournemouth as her final teaching post, becoming Senior Mistress at Wentworth College. During her retirement she became a guide at Highcliffe Castle and worked with Samaritans in addition to travelling in the UK and as far as Egypt, China and India.

After her cancer diagnosis one theme of travel became a favourite – CWAWV ‘Coffee With A Watery View’ and 170 were completed. Jane died peacefully 1 January 2021 in the Christchurch Macmillan Unit, where she had been so well looked after for most of December.

She will be much missed by family and friends.

Marilyn Holmested