Soham Grammarians - Mr JG Speed BA (Sheffield) Geography 1961-65

Soham Grammarian Spring 1962

In September 1961 we welcomed to the Staff four new masters: Mr DA Clark (Biology), Mr PR Grover (English), Mr RJH Makin (Science) and Mr JG Speed (Geography). Already their presence has invigorated the life of the School, and we hope that their stay at Soham will be long and happy.

Soham Grammarian Summer 1965

Mr Speed, after four years at Soham, has left to take up an administrative post with the Norfolk Education Authority. He leaves behind a well-equipped and thriving Geography Department, which has flourished under his leadership. He will also be remembered as the enthusiastic and efficient founder and first C.O. of the School's Army Cadet Force. The Staff Tennis, Badminton and Football teams have suffered a heavy loss, by his going.

from the 1965 School photo

August 1965 at the Maids Head, Wicken
Geoff Rouse - John East - Paul Cornes - Graham Speed
source: Rouse

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