The end of an era

This term sees the end of an era – the last term since September 1962 that Roger Stephens will be at teacher at Lockers. Roger was educated at Repton had a Gap year at Lockers before going to Durham. He was then asked to come back to Lockers as a teacher and has never left. Tonight we said goodbye to Roger (one of the many good byes!) by having a celebration of his life at Lockers in The Private Garden. Many people came to say good bye – several ex-Headmasters (he has seen 7), Old Boys, Parents and ex-members of Staff. Douglas Collins, an Old Boy and Governor spoke fondly of Roger – Roger was instrumental in developing Douglas’s love of painting and art (he had Douglas painting the squash court one holiday!). Roger himself had several anecdotes – he particularly remembered the first female preacher at Lockers – she cut Nigel Chapman’s tie in two with a pair of scissors. That normally would have been all right, but it was an MCC tie!! Roger has had a huge influence on Lockers and will be really missed. We hope you have a very enjoyable retirement Roger.