Hinchliffe is well known to all Old Almondburians as the author of the
definitive history of King James's Grammar School, published in 1963.
Gerald Hinchliffe graduated BA Hons at Leeds University in 1943.
It being wartime, he then volunteered for service in the
Intelligence Corps and served with the Duke of Wellington Regiment
until the end of the war. After returning to Leeds to take his
Diploma in Education, he became an English teacher at Scarborough
Boys' High School in 1947. In due course he took an external M Ed
degree at Leeds University.
From 1955 to 1987, when he retired, Gerald was Lecturer (and then
Senior Lecturer) in Education at the University of Nottingham.