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Dedicated Caretaker Retires After Years Of Service

Staff said a fond farewell to Vernon Ingold who retired on his 65th birthday this month.

He was given a send off at the Samuel Lloyd pub in April (pictured) and was presented with a watch for his dedication to CBA and its predecessor school.

Vernon began his career as a design and technology teacher in London before moving to Corby in the late '70s. 
He taught at Samuel Lloyd School and then moved to Southbrook School which then became Queen Elizabeth. 
Vernon gave up teaching in 1992 and joined the site staff at Queen Elizabeth which later became Corby Community College in 2000.

Alain Stubbs, CBA's Premises and Services Director, said: "Vernon was a very practical-minded person who could easily resolve difficult issues and was always keen to repair anything that came across his way, whether mechanical or electronic.  He was always hard working but hated paperwork.  He particularly enjoyed fixing things which no other site staff could normally do.
"He had a very good sense of humour and was always keen to make practical jokes on his fellow colleagues. 

"We all miss Vernon, his sense of humour and his ability to repair and fix all sorts of things.  He was the ideal caretaker who has sadly taken away an immense wealth of experience and who I sorely miss."