Peter Hart – Profile
Born and brought up in London and attended a residential school as a result of evacuation during wartime. Parents were evacuated to Carmarthen as a result of bomb damage.
Left school at 17 years of age and served three years war service between 1945 and 1948. Played mostly soccer in early youth. Moved to Carmarthen in 1948 and was employed in the health Dept and treasurer’s Dept of the County Council. From the Treasurer’s Dept he qualified as a Chartered Municipal Treasurer.
Played for Quins 2nd XV in the 1948/49 and 1949/50 seasons.
Played for Quins 1st XV from 1950 to 1957.
Played for West Wales Representative XV and Carmarthen County XV several times and in both the first drawn game in the final of the West Wales Cup Competition in 1955/56 (3pts each), and also the replay which the Quins won by 8pts-6pts. Both games were played at St. Helens in Swansea. This was the first time the Quins had won this cup competition.
Peter married Carwen Noble (another evacuee), grand-daughter of George Thomas of Orchard Street – a long-serving railway engine driver and long-time member of Tabernacle Chapel. They were blessed with a daughter Kimberly in 1963.
The family moved to Kent where Peter took up a post of a college lecturer and as a part-tine student of the University of London he gained a B.Sc. degree in Economic and Carwen qualified as a teacher (Certificate of Education) at the local college.
Peter subsequently became the Head of the Department of Management and Social Studies at Mid-Kent College of Higher and Further Education and practised as a management Consultant and as a practising Chartered Certified Accountant. Carwen held teaching posts in Kent schools for twenty-five years.
Their daughter Kimberley works for an international library organisation.
Peter is 90 years of age and still lives in Kent and throughout retirement as during most of working life has been the owner of a succession of Old English Sheepdogs that have taken the family to many Championship dog shows with seven attendances at Crufts.
Peter tells me how much he enjoyed playing with Carmarthen Quins and the companionship of so many players. He also expressed the fond memories he has of working in those offices of the County Council in Wellfield Road, Spilman Street and the County Hall.
He has also asked me to express how much he has come to appreciate that as a stranger to town he was so readily welcomed and absorbed into the community of Carmarthen and how much he has missed the town.
He is delighted to receive a 200 tie for having played over 200 games for the Quins 1st XV. Sadly we have no records to show the exact number of games Peter played for the Quins but it would most certainly have been in excess of 200 – more than 40 in a season.
Compiled by Percy Jones