Headmaster's comment

Do you know, Harding, you have great gifts, you could really go places. But you have this underlying obstinate attitude.

George Whitfield, Headmaster of Hampton Grammar School, in 1968

George Whitfield

The Rev George Whitfield, not a physically large man, possessed a commanding authority which intimidated pupils, teachers and parents alike. I cannot remember exactly the circumstances giving rise to the encounter leading to that comment, doubtless some misdemeanour of mine under the school regime. But the man had perception.