Do you remember
Tommy was an art teacher at Kettering Grammar School in the 1950s and possibly in the 1940s as well. He lived in Geddington, was quite a ‘character’, loved his football and was well known in the local pubs.
Professor Alan Brookes lives near Oxford now, but went to Kettering Grammar School, leaving in 1958, and was taught by Tommy, who was a great influence on his life and subsequent career. He would like to honour Tommy’s name, but needs more information and stories about his time here.
To jog memories, perhaps the following supportive information might help:
1 Mr Perry was the science teacher at this time,
2 Barry Chambers, who became a Kettering Borough Councillor, and Mayor in 1973, was a fellow pupil,
3 J L Carr was Headmaster of Highfields Primary School from 1952-7 and Professor Brooks received many letters from him.
If you remember Tommy Corke and have any information about him or his family, please get in touch with Professor Brookes on 01491 873109.
I mentioned this name at home and was told the following:
He loved his football very much and if play wasn’t up to his standard, he would run round the football field (off Grafton Road at that time) with an axe! Any more stories like this?