Tributes for long service

PUBLISHED: 12:19 25 August 2006 | UPDATED: 22:07 28 May 2010

Mr Hooper being presented with a brief case and wireless set by the head boy

Mr Hooper being presented with a brief case and wireless set by the head boy

TRIBUTES to Hedley Hooper s remarkable record of service to March Grammar School during 40 years were paid at a ceremony to mark his retirement in 1956. On behalf of the boys at the school he was presented with a wireless set by head boy G R Clarke. Headm

TRIBUTES to Hedley Hooper's remarkable record of service to March Grammar School during 40 years were paid at a ceremony to mark his retirement in 1956.

On behalf of the boys at the school he was presented with a wireless set by head boy G R Clarke.

Headmaster Cedric Potter, who presided at the ceremony, said: "I think it was in 1916 that a young master, blithe, keen and athletic, entered this grammar school to take up his duties here. Forty years have passed and we find him still in the post.

"That is a unique experience and a remarkable record - 40 years of unbroken and unsullied service to this school."

Mr Hooper served under five headmasters and had seen the school grow and had helped build its traditions.

Chairman of the governors, Mr J H S Green, said: "I am sure the parents of March, Whittlesey, Chatteris and the surrounding villages owe a great debt of gratitude to Mr Hooper for the example he has set and for what he has done for the boys.

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