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Pupils - Long Eaton Grammar School

Originally compiled by John Simpson
1966 to 1968 Boys 6th Form
Initials Forename Surname Other Leave Comments
  Andrew Adamson   1967  
  Iain Adamson   1968  
D P David Atkins   1968  
T Terry Baxter   1967  
P M Phillip Benham   1967  
R W Richard Brentnall   1968  
P J Peter Briens   1969  
M F Michael Brown   1968  
M J Martin Buczkiewicz   1969  
R E Robert Casboult   1968  
ACC Andrew Craven   1968  
R E Robert Dillea   1968  
R J Richard Doren   1968  
G P Geoff Flint   1968  
P E Paul Footitt   1969  
C Chris Gascoyne   1969  
J S John Gee   1968  
A J Andrew Henstridge   1968 Head Boy 1968
R C Robert Hitchin   1968  
A Alan Hutchby   1968  
CPJ Chris Kublicki   1968  
WE William Mussan aka Bill    
K Kevin Needham   1968  
CM Chris Paley   1968  
PG Phil Payne   1969  
V Victor Pelech   1968  
D David Perry   1968  
R Robert Petchey   1968  
  Chris Ratcliffe Hewitson 1968  
  John Richards   1967  
PG Phillip Roberts   1968  
PM Paul Safhill   1968  
JD John Simpson   1968  
BJ Brian Stacey   1968  
RB Richard Tivey   1968  
JR John Tizzard   1968  
KR Kevin Tribbensee   1968  
BF Barrie Underwood   1968  
RD David Wardell   1968  
J Joe Waring   1967  
K Kevin Wharmby   1968  
DA David Whittleton   1968  
P Paul Winter   1969 head boy 1969
PR Phillip Woodcock   1968  
TW Trevor Wright   1968  
MB Michael Young   1968  
1966 to 1968 Girls
Initials Forename Surname Other Leave Comments
ME Mary Liz Agar   1968  
P Pamela Arnott Earlam 1968  
J Jacqueline Atkinson   1968  
GM Gillian Bates   1968  
DM Dyann Berringer Rowe 1968 head girl 1968
L J M Lorna Bryce Mills 1969  
CM Christine Cluroe   1968  
S A Stephanie Cope   1969  
LJB Linda Coulson   1968  
SJ Susan Derrick   1968  
CA Carol Eggleton   1968  
JL Janet Farrel Dowers 1968  
A Angela Feetham Murray 1968  
PA Paddy Ford   1968  
SC Sonia Fulwood James 1968  
GM Gillian Gilbert Williams 1968  
ML Lynne Gostick   1968  
J Jill Hart   1968  
DV Denise Holdsworth   1968 head girl 1969
SM Sheila James Wilcox 1968  
JM Joan Lewis Mowl 1967  
JE Judith Longden   1968  
LG Lesley McWhirter Watkins 1968  
L Lorna Metheringham   1968  
AC Avril Pitman   1968  
FM Frances Plackett Cox 1968  
DP Dianne Rasmussen   1968  
SM Sandra Robotham Baynham 1968  
HJ Helen Thompson   1968  
BE Belinda Walters   1968  
  Edwina Ward   1968  
EA Liz Willatt Briens 1968  
LM Lesley Woodward Entwhistle 1968  
CE Christine Wooley   1968  
Boys - from Mac Stenson 1936-1941
Initials Forename Surname Other Leave Comments
F E Fred Smith     Mr MacDonald called him 'Lord Birkenhead'
  Arthur Richardson      
  Alan Smith      
  Rob Bliss      
  Alan Perry      
  Frank Makins      
  Roy Harper     (I met in our stints in the Royal Observer Corps)
  Robert Drew     Spondon
  Lionel Drew     Spondon
R   Burrows     Beeston
  Derek Salmon     Chilwell
Girls - from Mac Stenson 1936-1941
Initials Forename Surname Other Leave Comments
  Moira Poppit Bagguley    
  Dot Shepherd Upton    
  Mary Poyser     the Wharf-Shardlow
  Oriel Beebe     Cavendish Bridge Shardlow
  Betty Hall     Toton Hill
  Jean Harding     twin sister
  Margaret Harding     twin sister
  Ruby Lane     Borrowash and perpetrator of 'Je was standing sur un pont' to the great dismay of Miss Evans
  Dulcie Lovatt     Trent station - also now gone into the past!
  Betty Ponton
  Last heard of in Los Angeles as a Doctor (Medical)
  Yvonne Fletcher      
  Jean Maltby     Shrimp
  Olive Myers     Spondon
  Dorothy Drew     Spondon
  Dorothy Street Dodson   Ockbrook
Teachers c.1968
Initials Forename Surname Subject Leave Comments
  Trevor Adkin Pure Maths    
  James Alldridge German    
  Ron Askew      
    Bassett P.E.    
C D   Burrow Biology and lower sixth form teacher Doctor  
CJ   Calton Deputy head teacher    
    Cole Art poss started after 68  
R Roger Davy Geography & U sixth form teacher?    
T Tom Dowers Latin    
  David Driver Chemistry (Screwy) Film Society  
  Charles Forster Art d.2004  
GW   Goodhall Technical Drawing / Woodwork    
FW   Graham R.E - mainly at the Grange School    
GDB   Grey Head teacher    
    Grey Technical Drawing    
A   Gutteridge German    
BE   Harris History    
    Harvey French    
  Clive Hopkin Physics    
    Hough English    
I Iain Little Applied Maths    
D   Pacy      
  Kenneth Plampin Geography    
    Pont Latin Head? Grange School    
D Rev. David Rees Divinity    
PE Phillip Setterfield Music    
DR   Ward      
DF David Webb Chemistry    
  Phillip (Pip) Wright French    
Female Teachers c.1968
Initials Forename Surname Subject Leave Comments
    Bassett P.E.    
  Eve Brookes History    
    Darley-Usmar Librarian    
  Millie Ellis English    
G   Gough English    
C Carol Hall      
  Sandra Hallam English and Italian    
PA Phyllis Henley Deputy Head of Girls at the Grange    
AM   Hill      
PA Pamela Maskell Biology    
H   Rankin      
  Marie-Jo Sanmartin      
    Wesson Canteen    


Famous Pupils and Teachers

Professor Nigel J Sparrow OBE   1966 - 1973 Professor Nigel Sparrow, chair of Target Ovarian Cancer's GP Advisory Board, was awarded an OBE for services to primary care in the New Year’s Honours List for 2015. Senior National GP Advisor. Key figure in GP professional development. Visiting Professor of General Practice at University of Lincoln.
Veronica Gail Walker (nee Mills)   1971 Author of several children's books
David Mannion   1960's Editor in Chief of ITV news. Known as Wilf at school - c.1979
Simon Groom   1970's Blue Peter Presenter? (taught English? at Long Eaton Grammar School)
Bill Bush   1980's? Adviser to PM Tony Blair and also was with the BBC
James (Sutherland) Smith   1962-67 Prizewinning poet Gregory Award, 5-times winner in National Poetry Competition, 3-times winner in Times Literary Supplement Competition, 2-times winner in Cardiff International Poetry competition, 2-times winner in Bridport International Competition, 2-times winner in Exeter International competition, First prize winner in Peterloo Internation competition, numerous prizes in USA.
The first and leading translator of Slovak poetry into English with eight books published in England, Canada and the USA.
Took part in Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1989 with post-revolution political education in universities and schools in Slovakia. At present English Language Advisor to the Serbian and Montenegrin Armed Forces (SMAF) as Manager of the Peacekeeping English Project.
Piers Smith   1964-1969 First Class honours Degree in English, a Distinction in his Masters degree and a PhD (Magna cum laudem) and is now Professor of Literature at the American University in Kuwait.
Tony Higton   1953-1962 Rev Tony Higton led the Church of England General Synod in 1987 to reaffirm, in a highly-publicised debate, that fornication, adultery and homosexual acts are wrong and require repentance. Amongst other implications this meant that those involved in a non-celibate homosexual relationship should not be ordained in the church.
John Walters



1960-57 John Walters, who was John Peel's producer and
collaborator for most of his BBC DJ'ing, as well as
being a BBC radio presenter himself. Died a few years
During his school days he used to serve in a music shop, Draycotts, which was on the canal bridge on Derby Road, Long Eaton.
Roy Webb   1957? 59? Current Mayor of Derby (2005)
Baroness Sue Campbell,
  1960-1967 UK Sport's Chair
Michael Roger Winfield   1943- 1948 head-hunted by the Halle Orchestra. He played with the Bournemouth Symphony for some years and Principal Oboe with the Northern Symphonia.
Sir Gordon Hobday   1927 -1934? born 1 February 1916, Educated at Long Eaton C S S. and Nottingham University (BSc PhD LLD) Chairman of Boots from1972 to 1982, Lord Lt of Nottinghamshire 1983 - 91, Chancellor of Nottingham University.
Walter Gaze Cooper   1910?

musician conducted the Nottingham orchestra he had a daughter, Sylvia who was an artist and they lived at the large house on Tamworth Road.

F L Attenborough



1913-15 Frederick Levi Attenborough joined the Staff for two years after first being a pupil at the school. He also married Mary Clegg - Samual Clegg's daughter. Father of Richard and David.

Douglas Houghton MP


Lord Houghton of Sowerby




One of Harold Wilson's Government Ministers from the 1960's - he came to a Speech Day in 1969 or 1970.

When in the Lords he piloted the Animal Welfare Bill, which replaced the old Cruelty to Animals Act 1887, through Parliament. As far as I know, he is the only Old Scholar who has been en-elevated

Walter Beswick d. 2011 1944-52 President of the British Veterinary Association in 1988/89
His Honour Keith Matthewman QC



1947 -1954

Judge at Nottingham Crown Court. Now retired and subject of a book called 'A Judge Too Far - written by Narvel Annable. It is a biography and there is a chapter on his schooldays whilst at Long Eaton Grammar School. (see the Books Section on this website).

Author's website:

Mike Hoskin   1950s Became the founder
manager of BBC Radio Cornwall - one of the most successful of all local radio stations. He now lives just outside Truro
Professor Sir Harry Godwin, FRS




He went to Cambridge after school, stayed there, became Professor of Botany and was a leading expert on pollen counting. He is featured in the Natural History Museum, has a laboratory named after him etc. etc.
Edward Loxton Knight, b. 1905   a local professional artist, influenced by Sam Clegg who introduced him to Japanese wood cuts.
Professor Alton of Oxford and his wife

b. 1919

d. 2003


R E "Reggie" Alton, later to become fellow and tutor in English, and bursar, at St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Married in 1944 see below:

Jeannine Alton (nee Gentis )

b. 1922

d. 2007


Her obituary was in The Guardian recently and she was evidently an eminent French scholar at Oxford,and became and arts critic and an archivist. She and her future husband were the only scholars to get into Oxford at the time from the Long Eaton school.

On-Line Obituary

T C Sharman


    who was at the Foreign Office, an Ambassador
Paula Barsby MBE   1961 U6th Reunion organiser, magistrate for 37 years and involved with the Brownies for 52 years.

Roger Bissière    

Famous French Artist Roger Bissière - Art Teacher c.1911 - painted the Canterbury Pilgrims mural in Room 6.

Photo of Room 6 - The Chaucer Room,

Google Search for images of Bissiere's paintings

Judge Stuart Rafferty.   1969 U6th Judge Stuart Rafferty QC known for his forthright remarks when sentencing.
Arthur H. Lefebvre



  was an innovative leader in the development of science and engineering of the application of fuel sprays in gas turbine combustor systems.




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