Gerald 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.