The Old Almondburians' Society
The Old Almondburians
DAVID HEPTONSTALL (1949-57)
After graduating from Bristol University, David Heptonstall briefly became a supply teacher at King James's before joining the BBC as a studio manager. But within a week he resigned (" . . . Perhaps a little precipitate, Mr Heptonstall?") and decided to follow a teaching career, leading to appointments on the Wirral, at Barnard Castle, Swindon and Lichfield. In due course, he became a deputy head teacher in Manchester and finally headmaster of Frank F Harrison Comprehensive Community School, Walsall.
David had always enjoyed acting and often 'trod the boards' in School drama productions. He therefore decided, on retirement, to become a professional actor; initially, he toured with a Birmingham theatre company and he subsequently formed his own company, Millstone Grit Theatre, in Matlock. He has also appeared on television and is currently engaged in writing pantomimes.
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Recorded on 9 January 2007
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