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The definitive history of one of the town's most illustrious institutions - for all who went to, or can remember, the school, but also with a wealth of local information for those who didn't.


'Follow the Master'
A History of Heanor Grammar School, 1893 - 1976

"Follow the Master: A History of Heanor Grammar School, 1893 - 1976" is the definitive account of the history of a well-known institution in the town. Written after 2 years research, by this site's webmaster, Robert M. Mee, the history was first promised 34 years ago, in the last edition of the school magazine, The Heanorian. Although it is over thirty years since the school closed, it is still well-remembered, and the buildings of 1912, along with subsequent extensions, still stand as part of the South East Derbyshire College.

The book itself has over 150 pages, and is illustrated throughout.

Chapters include:

  1. Heanor and Early Education

  2. Heanor Technical School - the Early Years

  3. A New Century

  4. The New School

  5. War and Politics: 1910 - 1919

  6. Stoddard's Last Years - the 1920s

  7. The 1930s and the War Years

  8. Heanor Grammar School: 1945 - 1957

  9. Expansion and Preparation for Change: 1957 - 1964

  10. The Leicestershire Model: 1964 - 1973

  11. The Final Reorganisation: 1973 - 1976

  12. The Legacy

The cost of the book is 8.50, and it can be purchased locally, as well as at meetings of the Society.

The book can also be ordered directly from this site.

If you would like to pay by cheque or postal order, please use the Contact Us page to send your details - we will return an email with the address to which you should send your order.

Alternatively, you can pay by Debit or Credit card using the PayPal scheme - just click on the appropriate button below. and we will arrange delivery to you..

All prices include postage and packing (by airmail if overseas):

 For delivery to a UK address - Total 10.00


For delivery to an address in Europe - Total 12.20


For delivery to an address outside the UK and Europe - Total 14.30



Last modified on 02/09/12