Well known former Doncaster teacher dies

A well known former Doncaster teacher has died at the age of 90.

Thursday, 29th March 2018, 12:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th March 2018, 12:36 pm
The former Mexborough Grammar School.

Arthur Barrow, a retired school master at Mexborough Grammar School, died earlier this month in Derbyshire.

Mr Barrow taught at the school where former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes was once a pupil.

Formerly of Hatfield Woodhouse, he died on March 10 at Belper Nursing Home.

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An obituary described him as the beloved husband of Freda and the dearly loved father of Andrew and Martin and a devoted grandad.

The funeral service will be held at Rose Hill Crematorium on April 9 at 3.40pm.

Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death in 1998, spent 13 years of his childhood and adolescence in Mexborough and was a pupil at the former Mexborough Grammar School.

Ted and his family moved from Mytholmroyd in West Yorkshire to Mexborough in 1938, when his father took over a newsagent’s shop. He lived there until 1951, and the countryside around the town inspired many of his earliest nature-based poems.