|Name||Born Died||Yrs at LEGS||Comments|
|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. www.christianteaching.org.uk www.prayerforpeace.org.uk|
|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||
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||
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: www.narvelannable.co.uk
|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||
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 )||
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.
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.|
Famous French Artist Roger Bissière - Art Teacher c.1911 - painted the Canterbury Pilgrims mural in Room 6.
|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.
|Margaret Mellor||1951 U6th||Margaret represented Great Britain at the World Student Games in Dortmund. She won the Bronze medal in the 4x100m women’s relay.|