Richards on 100-year roll

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on February 1, 2018

YOU don’t have to listen very hard to hear the Richards name reverberate around the corridors of Albany Senior High School.

Between the four generations of the Richards family that were represented at yesterday’s centenary assembly, it seems everyone knows someone that was principalled, taught, or was just a mate of a Richards.

Arthur Richards, pictured centre left, was the principal of ASHS from 1968 to 1979, and was a well-respected member and contributor to the education system.

Re-commanding his principal’s address voice and doing away with the microphone, Mr Richards reflected on his time at ASHS at Wednesday’s commemorative assembly.

“I wish I had a time machine, so I could go back to 1968,” he said.

“Because from that time and for the next 11 or 12 years, I enjoyed that time more than any other time in my life.”

His son, Will Richards, pictured centre right, was both a student and a teacher at ASHS, standing at the front of the chalk board from 1983 to 2013.

Arthur’s great-grandkids Grace and Hunter, pictured wearing the infamous Milo tin blazers, are current students of ASHS.

Their father, and Will’s son, Paul, also attended ASHS in the late 1980s and was a school prefect.

The eldest Richards is now 95 years old, and the youngest is going into year 11.