July 12, 2022
1893 - 1981
Warren (Warrington) Howard Lloyd Simmons was patriarch of one of Bermuda’s most prominent sporting families and left a legacy of outstanding sporting accomplishments and extraordinary business achievements in Somerset.
He was the first batsman to score 500 runs at Cup Match and was the first Somerset batsman to score 1,000 runs in a season.
He played in 22 Cup Match classics and was Somerset’s captain 13 times. He also served as president of the Bermuda Cricket Board.
He was instrumental in the construction of Somerset Cricket Club and was president when the club opened in January 1948.
Warren Simmons also owned and operated Simmons Ice Cream Factory.
Louisa Gardiner Richards (January 15, 1905–March 14, 1992)
Louisa Gardiner Richards began her teaching career at The Berkeley Institute, and also taught at Excelsior Secondary School and Central School before becoming headmistress of Southampton Glebe.
In 1949, she was appointed headmistress of Sandys Secondary School. From 1963 to 1970, she was headmistress of Boaz Island Primary School.
She inspired teachers and students because of her enthusiasm, dedication commitment. Passionate about sports, she was a girls’ netball coach and boys’ football coach, and led her teams to championships.
She served on the Sandys Parish Council, the Bermuda Girl Guide Association and the LCCA. In 1971, she was awarded the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour.