Tributes for long service
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."
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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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