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Mr Gooders leaves Handcross School
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Mr Gooders leaves Handcross School

Mr Gooders was appointed headmaster in 1969 to replace Mr Hawksworth and, by all accounts, was very popular with the pupils and fellow colleagues.
After a comparatively short stay at Handcross he left in 1973 to take up an appointment at a larger school.
At the end of his stewardship he and his wife were presented with a large bouquet and the photograph records the event with many of the older pupils in attendance.
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1. Fiona Gasson, 2. ??????, 3. Fiona Maughan, 4. Claire Burtenshaw, 5. Rachel Squires, 6. Tessa Payne, 7. Janice Tayman, 8. Vincent Cheeseman, 9. Karen Hagley, 10. Catherine Shopland, 11. ??????, 12. Paul Stone, 13. Amanda Whitlock, 14. Mence Wilkinson, 15. ??????, 16. Louise Whitlock, 17. Paul Turville, 18. Pauline Cole, 19. John Botting, 20. Mrs Gooding, 21. Mr Barry Gooding, 22. Miss Margaret Morgan, 23. Leslie Smalling.
Many thanks are due to Teresa and Catherine Shopland for supplying the above names.
Please can anyone supply more names?
The photograph quality is not good; please can anyone supply a better copy.

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Picture added on 16 December 2013 at 18:56
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Mark Watkins (15) is behind Mr Gooders and Miss Margaret Morgan.
Added by Anon on 03 September 2014
I think No. 2 is Karen's sister, Susan Hagley, and I think No.13 is Amanda Lawrence not Amanda Whitlock.
Added by Jerry Manthorpe on 08 April 2016
No.15 is Darren Shopland and No 11 is Mark Watkins.
Jerry is correct with his comments regarding Susan Hagley and Amanda Lawrence.
Added by Tessa Fenter on 04 July 2016
Miss Morgan is still living in Keymer. She was living independently, but is now in a Care Home but is definitely still very bright and lively mentally!
So many of us owe Miss Morgan. She was a wonderful teacher.
Added by Bev. Fraser on 04 July 2016
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