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Who was Hugh Christie?
Hugh Christie was a farmer. Born in London and the son of a city merchant, he was a farmer, public servant and educationalist and lived in Quarry Hill, Tonbridge. A founder member of the National Farmers Union and also involved in the formation of the Women‘s Institute, in 1957 during the year in which the College was founded bearing his name, he was awarded the OBE for political and public services in Kent. A man of odd character, integrity and courage, he died in 1962.