Mr H.A.Wrenn


Radio Broadcast about his role as a headmaster as "A Glorified Office Boy" and whether he should have had his sons at his school.


Ricky Wrenn, comments in "Mr Wrenn's School" that it was suggested by his father that he should go to the local independent school (Wellingborough School), but Ricky insisted that he wanted to attend WGS. 

John Hyde  

Saturday, 11 October 2008


At a reunion of boys who went to Wellingborough Grammar School in 1952, games master Johnny Hyde talked of his experiences as a school boy from 1942 to 1948, when he was selected to play for England at Rugby while still at school. In 1953 he returned to the school to replace Jeff Butterfield (at that time playing for England) as the games master.

Geoff Cooksey: Master 1953-57   

Saturday, 11 October 2008


Geoff taught English at Wellingborough Grammar School in the mid fifties before moving on to successive appointments culminating with the headship of a major comprehensive school in Milton Keynes. His students remember him for his insistence on reading at least two newspapers to become acquainted with different viewpoints for the same event. His most distinguished pupil who took this advice to heart was Sir David Frost,

Dialect Tickle  (WGS 1952-   )

Saturday, 11 October 2008


Old Grammarians, David Wilson and Richard Oberman (respectively left) , both of whom were pupil at the school in the fifties and and masters in the sixties, remember Northamptonshire dialect as it were spoke.  This is their performance at the reunion of the class of 52 in October 2008 in front of an audience of old boys, with guests Mr Hyde and Mr Cooksey



Graham Tall   (WGS 1955-62)

Radio Northampton   


On Thursday August 23rd, 2006, at 7.20 am, Graham Tall was interviewed about the new book they were writing entitled:  Memories of Wellingborough Grammar School.  The excuse was that we needed to identify boys in two photographs included in the book. It gave us great advance publicity over the air.


Graham Tall

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Radio Leeds Team:  BBC MARK FORREST SHOW which broadcasts to all 39 Local BBC radio stations

Dick Cox  

Saturday, 11 October 2008


At a reunion of boys from the fifties, Dick Cox paid a tribute to Johnny Hyde for inspiring him to follow a career in physical education and then asked old boys to write a short account of their life after Wellingborough Grammar School.  Well not many provided that account directly, but it was the inspiration we needed to source the biographies in "Mr Woolley and the War Years" and "Mr Wrenn's School".