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T A Lockett (OS 1950)

Terence Anthony Lockett (b. 5 May 1931 d. 24 November 2018) has sadly passed away in Mildura, Australia survived by his two sons Richard and Andrew and predeceased by wives first Isabel then Sheila.

Terry became a freelance lecturer and writer having worked at Moseley Hall Grammar School, Didsbury College of Education and until 1987 as Principal Lecturer in Design History at Manchester Polytechnic.

He was the author or co-author of six books including The Rockingham Pottery, Davenport Pottery and Porcelain 1794-1887 and Collecting Victorian Tiles as well as appearing as a regular member of the team of experts on the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’.

He was the Founder Chairman and former President of the Northern Ceramic Society and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1974.

At school he was active in school cricket and football teams, later the Old Stopfordians and in school drama appearing as Horatio in Hamlet.

He believed he was the only Old Stopfordian to have attended the school as pupil over three decades 1939-1950 (though only just). Until 2011 when he moved to Australia permanently he lived in Offerton and Hazel Grove. Fondly remembered.

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