Keighley Boys' Grammar School - Headmasters
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James Spencer MRCP Jan 1871-Jan 1883
Alfred Barker MA Jun 1883-Dec 1884
Dennis Barrett MA Dec 1884-Oct 1902
Thomas P Watson MA BSc FRSE Jan 1903-Aug 1930
W N Palmer MA BSC Sep 1930-Aug 1933
Neville Hind MA Sep 1933-Aug 1958
A E Watthey MA Sep 1958-1970
L G Clarke 1970-

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TitleThumbYearDescriptionCredit
Thomas P Watson 1930Thomas P Watson MA BSc FRSE Jan 1903-Aug 1930. Taken as part of a rugby photo, just before he retired. 
Neville Hind MA 1958Neville Hind MA Sep 1933-Aug 1958 
Retirement of Neville Hind 1958Retirement of Neville Hind, from the 1958 KeighlianKeighlian
A E Watthey MA 1970Colour photo Aug 1970Peter Watthey
A E Watthey MA 1970A E Watthey MA Sep 1958-1970Keighlian
L. G. Clarke - new head 1970 1970L. G. Clarke - new head 1970. Comment from Anthony Smith: Mr Clarke (Neddy to some of his students) superseded Jo Watthey as headmaster in 1970 having joined the school from Beauchamp School, Oadby (Head of Maths there) as deputy head in 1968. Apparently quite a rare occurrence at the time for such an internal promotion.Keighlian
A E Watthey MA 1970On his move to Guthlaxton CollegeKeighlian
Message from Revd. A.E. (Joe) Watthey 2004I would like to pass on my best wishes to everyone at KBGS/Keighley School/Oakbank Grammar with whom I worked over the twelve years. I smiled at some of the (thankfully exaggerated) stories in the Forum; sometimes I think I was confused with my contemporary Jimmy Edwards in "Whacko". Fortunately, such episodes were few and far between. There were also some touching tributes for which I am grateful. Looking back they were wonderful times in a relatively easy to manage school, with enthusiastic hard working students, and a loyal staff. Now I grow old gracefully with Peter and his wife Hilary, and you are all still in my thoughts, if not fully retrievable from my feeble memory! I hope the website continues to blossom. Peter Watthey

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