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Teachers and Others

Here you will find teachers and other staff who worked or helped at the school.  No particular order yet, just as it arrives, will re-organise on a timeline basis later.

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  Key to dates:
   
  1960-1970 
1960- 
-1960 
-1960- 
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  known date span
  known start date
  known finish date
  a known year but unknown start and finsh
  an anecdote/fact link
 
 
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 Name  a.k.a.  Subjects Years °°°
Mr Ernest E Thompson
DSS - Ernest E Thompson (DSS headmaster 1914-1916) - killed in France WWi 16th Oct 1918 aged 34.  Thanks to Sally Lee for tracing him.

  Headmaster

1914-16
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Mr Charles Hugh Gray
Charles Hugh Gray (headmaster) 1930s
DSS unknown headmaster June 1927
(from 1927 wide
school photo)

  Headmaster -1927- °°°
Mr Wray

Props Temp Head, d/Head, Chemistry, Physics

-1939-  
Mr Gilbert Fairs

  Headmaster
-1939-  
Mr John Babington
GC OBE
Mr John Babington 1947 - GC OBE

  Headmaster
1947-51
Mr Eric Pursehouse
Mr Eric Pursehouse 1949.

Money-bag Mansion Headmaster, Maths, Geography
1951-60
°°°
Mr Anthony C Norfolk
Mr Norfolk 1961 aka Alf, Alfie

Alfie, Alf4 Headmaster, English,   Current Affairs 1960-77 °°°
Miss Rosie Palmer 
Rosie Palmer 1975

  Head, 
d/Head (girls)
 -1975- °°°
Mrs Hilda Patterson
Mrs Hilda Patterson 1961 aka Hilda, Ma Hoots

Hilda, Ma Hoots8, Hatpin
d/Head, Chemistry -1948-
°°°
Mr Reg G Patterson
Mr Reg Patterson 1949.

Hoots8Reggie Chemistry also ATC,
Diss 1070 squadron
-1948-
 
Miss Downing/Ives
Mrs Catherine Ives 1961

  French (d/Head (girls 1939))
-1939-
°°°
Mr Geoffrey Daniels
Geoffrey Daniels 1972 aka Dewberry (Dubrie)
 RIP  (8th Nov 2015)
Dubrie7 (Dewberry), Harpic7 Divinity, History, helped with games
  
1958-1974? 



°°°
Mr Reginald Wright
Mr Reg Wright 2008

Reg or Reggie PE, Art, Geography 1954-1983
°°°
Mr James Govier
Mr James Govier 1947

  Art
1965-1972  °°°
Mr Andrew Stratfold
Andrew Stratfold 1972 aka Fred

Jock, Fred
French
  °°°
Mr Richard Parker
Mr Richard Parker 2005
 RIP 
RAB, Hairy, Fiddle, The Crab
Biology   °°°
Mr Robert Lewis
Bob Lewis 1969

Bob
Geography   °°°
Miss Ann Fewkes
Miss Ann Fewkes 2011

  History -1971?
°°°
Mrs Wolpin

Whoppers
History
?1971-
 
Miss Smith
Miss Smith 1964 aka Boudicca

Boudicca5 (NOT Boudicea), Granny, Old ma Smith English, History 1960s
 
Miss Constance Watson

Connie History, English (lit) 1960s
°°°
Miss Margaret Pascoe

Maggie
PE, Games 1960s
°°°
Mr James Killick Jimmy
Groundsman / Caretaker

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Mr Colin Mills
Colin Mills 1972 aka Budgie

Budgie6 Maths
1960s
°°°
Mr Dave Dwerryhouse
Dave Dwerryhouse 1975

  Chemistry    
Mrs McGuire/Vaux

  Biology, Maths    
Mr Challoner

Chirpy
Art   °°°
Mr Hirons
Mr Hirons 1975

  Physics -1975-
°°°
Mr John Blagden
John Blagden 1964 aka Bloggs

Bloggs
Maths, Physics, School Trips
1959-70s
°°°
Mrs Jill Blagden
Mrs Jill Blagden 1961

  Domestic Science, School Trips
1959-1963
 
Mr Jones

  French    
Mrs Goodwin

  French    
Miss Irving

  Music    
Madam Mayhew

  French    
Mr Thompson

  French, German, Music -1970s-
 
Miss Lambert

  PE    
Mr Norman Hart
Norman Hart 1975

Sooty9 Geography, Careers    
Mr Peter Knight
Mr Peter Knigh 1975


Physics, Maths
1960/70s
°°°
Mrs Irene Howard
Irene Howard 1975

  Domestic Science, Needlework    
Mr Burrell

  English    
Mrs Dylis Wynn-Jones
Mrs Dyliss Wynn-Jones - 2009. At 100 years of age.
 RIP 
Dylis English 1959-76
°°°
Mr Godfrey Batley

  Caretaker, Woodwork    
Mr Robert Aberdein
Mr Bob Aberdein 1961 aka Oboe
 RIP 
Oboe3 Woodwork
-1948-70s  
Mrs Hunt

  English
   
Mr Graham Ramm

Penguin, SFG
Technical Drawing
-1975-
 
Mr Hill

Larry Grayson
History
-1978-
 
Mr N Hart

Sooty Geography    
Mr Dave Harris
  English

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Mr Roger Deakin
UEA Archive
Roger Deakin 1975
 RIP  Obit:
Freaky, Coostics10 English, Music
1974-78  °°°
Mrs Holton

  Music    
Mr J C Jones Casey Maths, Physics, Geography
-1970s-
°°°
Mrs Irene Barker

  English   °°°
Mr Ken Barrell (pron Burrrelle)
Ken Barrell 1975

Harry Divinity (RE), Histiry, English
1971-2004
°°°
Mrs Norfolk

  German 1969-69
 
Mrs Howard   Domestic Science Food Nutrition/Needlework    
Miss Jane Thorpe
Jane Thorpe 1964
 RIP 
  Domestic Science -1960s-
 
Miss Irving

  French    
Miss Lambert

  PE (Hockey), Divinity    
Miss Fuller

  English    
Mr MacPherson

  English ?    
Mrs Grover

  Geography    
Mrs Clark

  PE
   
Mrs Holton

  Music   °°°
Mrs Westover

  Latin    
Mr Batchelor

  Woodwork    
Mr Barnes
Mr Barnes 1961 aka Barny

Barny French    
Miss Watkins/Barnes


PE    
Mr David MacMullen
 
English Lit, Latin, New Testament Greek, Music
-1930-
 
Miss Hilda Crammond

  History
1934-
 
Mr David MacMullen

  Maths
1934-
 
 Miss Sybilla Gratiana Thicknesse

Gracie, Camel2 History, Divinity
1954-  
Mr Clifford Day

  Music
-1920s-
 
Miss Doreen Wallace

  English
-1920s-
 
Miss Warburton

  Domestic Science
-1920s-
 
Miss Dixon
  Matron for boarders at Uplands, Walcott Rd, Diss.
-1920s-
 
Miss Mabel Cole

  French
1946-52
 
Mr Benjamin Sasada
 RIP  d:Jan 2017
  Taught at 'Uplands', 6th form college. (?)  -1970s-
?
 
Mrs F E Sharp

  French
-1955
 
Mr Norman Charlton-Burdon

  English, Music
1954-54
 
Mr E D Lusted

Pip
English,  Latin
1954-
 
Miss M E Davis

Biddy
English
1964-58
 
Miss Johnson

  Domestic Science
-1950s-
 
Mr C A Cornwell

Charlie
Maths, Choir
1947-60
 
Michael Browne

Mickey, Larry1
  1957-61
 
Mr Jones

  Geography
1959-
 
Miss Fuller

    -1977-  
Mr Hills

  History
-1977-
 
Miss Curnock/Ellis

  RE, Geography
-1977-
°°°
Ms Button

  Librarian
1978
 
Mrs Jean Ray 
 RIP  (Jan 2016) Obit:

Secretary
1960/70s
 
Mr Mathienson

  English Lang & Lit
  °°°
Mr John 'F C' Smith   Caretaker

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-1979s-
 
   
Not on this bus
   
Stanley Carlton

  Bus driver - Simmonds
-1960s-  
Jock

  Bus driver - Simmonds    
Herman

  Bus driver -    
Bob Ruddock

  Bus driver -    
Old Bob

  Bus driver -    
Sid Sharp

  Caretaker
-1970s-
 
Mrs Hilton

  Music
-1970s-
 
Mr Kirk

  French
-1970s-
 
Miss Graves

  PE
-1939-
 
Miss Nunn/Moore

  Biology, Domestic Science
-1939- 
°°°
Mr Eric Moore
  Maths
-1939-WWII-47 
 
Mr Edwards

Wiggy
Groundsman
-1939- 
 
Miss Constance Folkard

  Histroy, Art
-1946-
 
Mrs Hare

  Cookery
-1957-
 
Miss Taylor

     -1040s-  
Mrs Sheare

  French
-1930s-
 
Miss Morton                   Music -1962-   
Dolly Porter   Cook
-50s-60s-
 
Miss Wright

  French -1951-
 
Miss Davies

    -1951-  
Mr Wrathmell

    -1951-  
Pip Lusted

     -1951-  
Mr Brown

     -1951-  
Mrs Leigh

Leapy
     
Cuthbert Cook

  English    

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   1 - Larry, his voice had a slight tremolo, after Larry Adler the harmonica player.  Correction - Nigel Barber tells me it was after Larry The Lanb's voice.
   2 - Camel, her brand of cigarette.
   3 - Oboe, he played the cello (classics) and clarinet (jazz) during woodwork lessons.
   4 - Alf, any ideas anyone his name was Anthony so Tony might have been more appropriate.
   5 - Boudica or Boudicca, she drummed into us that it was 'Bo-dikka' not 'Boo-da-see-a'.
   6 - Budgie, anyone ?, c'mon old Eye people.
   7 - Dubrie, Dubry or Dewberry (Norfolk/Suffolk accent thing).  
I've been informed that a dewberry is a drop on the end of your nose.
Harpic, 'Clean round the bend', after a well advertised toilet cleaner of the era.
   8 - Hoots, Hilda and Hoots were both Scots.
   9 -
Sooty, reasons ... 1 - he had quite dark skin, 2 - he went about like he had some old bloke's hand up his a**e.
   10 - Coostics, before he arrived music at DGS was piano and violin, he brought it the acoustic guitar.
     

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