Mr. Alan W. Goodfellow M.A. - Left 1946
The sense of pride which
a School rightly feels in the promotion of one of the members of its Staff
must always be tinged with some sadness, which is the keener as the years
strengthen the bonds.
In wishing Mr. Goodfellow
well in his new appointment as Lecturer in Education at the Brincliffe
Emergency Training College in Sheffield, my thoughts inevitably go back
to the days when I first knew him as a Junior Probationer at the old Pupil
Teacher Centre, in short breeches, shivering in one goal at the old field
at High Storrs while I shivered at the other. We were boys together then
and fellow students at the University, and his appointment to this Staff
predated my own by only six months, so perhaps I may be pardoned for feeling
rather more than academic interest in his welfare.
He owes much to the School,
as I sure he would confess, but the School, and this magazine, owes him
much more. In his long association of over thirty years he has been untiring
in his devotion, and no branch of the School's activities has been outside
the sphere of his interests. In addition to his responsibilities as Sixth
Form master, he was for several years in charge of the Library, and took
a keen interest in the Dramatic and Historical Societies; and even when
he was appointed Adjutant of the School Squadron of the A.T.C. He still
found time to teach a little history.
His live association with the Holly Guild has been, and I am sure will be, a real source of happiness to himself and all its members. He carries with him to his new appointment the best wishes of old as well as present students and Staff, and the knowledge that in the School Song we shall always have a reminder of the privilege of counting him a colleague and friend.
E. H. Taylor
Alan Goodfellow rejoined and left CGS again in 1954 - ARTICLE