|Our thanks must go out to all who have helped us in the production of this website.
To all of the "Old Boys" who allowed us to interview them and make use of their valuable memories:
Viv Willis, Tom Lawson, Cecil Marks, Dave Scott, Joe Dunnett, Eddie Pool, Roy Eggleton, George Hancock and Peter Quick.
Our thanks to existing and former members of staff, who spent time with us to be interviewed :
Miss Harris - former Headmistress, Mr. Samuel - former acting Head, William Holm - the present Headmaster, Jim Meager- former Deputy Headmaster, Stephen Pirnie - current Chair of Governors, Malcolm Steele - former Chairman of the P.T.A. Chris Mason - former parent and member of the P.T.A.
To all those who kindly donated or allowed us to use their photographic images:
Tom Lawson, Colin Holmes, Viv Willis, Roy Eggleton, Roy Dunnett, Cecil Marks, Eddie Pool, Malcolm Steele, Sally and staff at the Leighton Buzzard Observer, Flying Visits (0181 207 6042), Bob Byrne, Nigel Lutch at the Bedfordshire Record Services and also Hilary Robertson and Hazel Kerr at the Leighton Buzzard Library.
To Graham Morgan for allowing us to use his sketch of the Market Cross on our front page.
To Mr. Reg Aris and his daughter for the words of the school song. Reg sadly passed away in May, however a couple of weeks before his death, he asked his daughter to type the words to the old school song. He remembered every word and we are eternally grateful that he did!
Our thanks to Peter Aldridge and Robert Kitely for writing "The Beaudesert Story" in 1958. Finding the book and reading it was like opening a time capsule. It became a valuable reference and resource in creating this site. The book is no longer in publication, but we hope that though modern technology the history of Beaudesert School, past and present, will live on for future generations of Beaudesert children.
For their training and patience - thank you to all at The Open University.
A huge thank you to Mr. Holm, Miss Robinson and staff at the school for putting up with us, to Mrs. Drake and staff for allowing us to use their space. To Kathy, we can't thank her enough.
Last of all to our families and children who have on occasions have been neglected and left hungry!
We must not forget our Mentor Sue Barter, a teacher at Beaudesert, for doing the laborious task of proof reading and for being there when things were getting tense!