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Death at 66 of former Blackburn teacher

A POPULAR former Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School chemistry teacher has died, aged 66.

Stuart Ingham, who spent 36 years at the school in West Park Road, Blackburn, died while on holiday with his family in America. It is believed he suffered a heart attack.

Mr Ingham, of Blackburn, leaves a widow, Irene, and son David.

He joined QEGS in 1970 from Crown Paints where he had spent a year after graduating from the University of Leicester.

During his time at the school, Mr Ingham spent many years teaching Oxbridge students, with considerable success.

As well as teaching, he was also heavily involved in extra-curricular activities, including the Potholing and Caving Society, the Senior Walking Club, school trips and the adventure weeks in Wales.

A spokesman said: “On one memorable occasion, in 1992, the group was learning to orienteer in pitch dark conditions, equipped with only a torch and a map.

“Only one team failed to return by the 9.30pm deadline and that was an embarrassed staff team, ably led by Mr Ingham.”

When Mr Ingham retired in 2006, he planned to continue pursuing his love of outdoor life with trips to America, New Zealand Australia and Ecuador.

Headteacher Simon Corns said: “Those teachers who remain in one school and retain throughout their careers their enthusiasm for their subject and a caring approach to their pupils are rare indeed.

“And we are fortunate at Queen Elizabeth’s to have had someone of Stuart’s quality for such a long time.

“He was utterly committed to the school and countless former pupils owe him a huge debt of gratitude.”

Head of chemistry Alan Sagar said: “Stuart was a traditional teacher, delivering well-structured and well-prepared lessons.”

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9:21pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Excluded again says...

Condolences to the friends and family of Stuart Ingham.

He taught me chemstry in the 1970s. He inspired in me a love of the subject which led me to take it for A Level and to take a degree which included chemistry.
Condolences to the friends and family of Stuart Ingham. He taught me chemstry in the 1970s. He inspired in me a love of the subject which led me to take it for A Level and to take a degree which included chemistry. Excluded again
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10:32am Tue 6 Nov 12

Cumbrian Blue says...

I have only just read this news and wish to pass on my condolences to Stuart's family.

Mr. Ingham or 'Stu' as he was affectionately known by pupils, taught me in my second year. My main memory of him though was when was in the Junior School and he rescued me from being bullied by a boy in the Senior School whilst waiting to go home on Dukes Brow.

I will never forgot how he dealt with the situation and the kindness he showed me.

Best wishes to all his friends and family.
I have only just read this news and wish to pass on my condolences to Stuart's family. Mr. Ingham or 'Stu' as he was affectionately known by pupils, taught me in my second year. My main memory of him though was when was in the Junior School and he rescued me from being bullied by a boy in the Senior School whilst waiting to go home on Dukes Brow. I will never forgot how he dealt with the situation and the kindness he showed me. Best wishes to all his friends and family. Cumbrian Blue
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