Obituary of Bill Kennedy Headmaster who restored discipline at his school and whose great-uncle wrote the definitive Latin primer
513 words Publication date: 12 January 2010
Source: The Daily Telegraph Page: 33
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BILL KENNEDY, who has died aged 97, was the former headmaster of Kirkham Grammar School in Lancashire and a member of a distinguished pedagogic family.
His great-uncle was Benjamin Hall Kennedy, the great 19th-century headmaster of Shrewsbury, the cover of whose Kennedy’s Revised Shorter Latin Primer has been defaced by generations of schoolboys to read “Kennedy’s Revised Shortbread Eating Primer”. Bill Kennedy’s father was the Reverend John Kennedy, a dynamic head of Aldenham School, Hertfordshire, where Bill later taught classics and was a housemaster; he …