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Henry Fairhead Remembered

Mon 04 Oct 2021

On 13th September we lost our colleague Henry following a short illness. Henry had a long history in motorsport through rallies and circuit events in his home prepared Ford Escorts, many of his circuit events were at Snetterton which became his home for Scrutineering.

Henry, an ex-Norfolk Broad’s Wherryman, started his training as Scrutineer in the mid 90’s and after retiring from a long running business as a haulage contractor he could be found most weekends at a circuit somewhere around the country carrying out his duties for all the major racing clubs in the UK. Henry’s other favourite pastime was fishing, having been given the nickname “3 rods” for having an extra rod in the river one day and being caught by the River Bailiff.

Henry always brought a huge smile, a fantastic sense of humour and funny stories to every event along with his legendary box of broken biscuits. Henry was always willing to help anybody and point new officials or competitors in the right direction, usually with a joke but always with a smile. He was well liked and respected by his fellow officials and competitors and will be greatly missed by the motorsport community. Our thoughts are with his wife Pat, Snetterton Chief Pitlane Marshal, son Adrian, daughter Karen and his grandchildren.

Tribute written by Henry Peake