Harry Constantine, formerly of the Press Club and The Cricketer magazine passed away on January 31st 2014 after a short illness. Born in Four Marks before moving to Alton, Harry played tennis for the Hampshire youth, rugby for Alton Town and rowed whilst at university, where he got a doctorate in engineering. He was an apprentice with Thorneycroft’s and was involved with the design of gearboxes for the Mighty Antar tank carrier and airport crash tenders. From there he moved to Mercury House as a technical publisher where he met Ben Brocklehurst who had recently purchased The Cricketer magazine and brought Harry on board for his publishing experience.
His son Martin writes: “In his younger days dad played trad jazz trumpet and toured various parts of the country playing with Lord Rockingham’s 11, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Humphrey Lyttleton but gave the lifestyle up when he married mum, who he met on the steam train they used to ride when they went to Winchester School of Arts.”
The London Press Club has passed on its condolences to Harry’s family.