Mr Trevor Powell, Retiring General Manager of the Barnardo School of Print.
Friends and colleagues gathered for a special retirement celebration around the Stone
at the Barnardo School of Printing, to say farewell to Mr Trevor Powell who was
leaving the School, after working with Barnardo apprentices since the early 1950s.
At the retirement gathering Mr Sam Edgar, the School Principal, said: 'Trevor has
always given of his best, be it work or play 150 per cent was his minimum. His
enthusiasm and vitality was a lesson to us all'.
Trevor's career in print began when he left school in 1933.
Unfortunately, the war intervened before he could complete his apprenticeship, and
he served in the Hertfordshire Regiment. In the post-war years, he returned to work
hard for his Full Technological Certificate in Printing, while also teaching at the
Hertford College of Further Education, part-time.
In 1952, his long stint of service with Barnardo's began when he was appointed
full-time teacher of compositor's work at what was then the
William Baker Technical School, Goldings. At about this time too, he became one
of the founder members and chairman of the Goldings Old Boys' Association and from 1957 to 1967 was editor of the school
magazine, The Goldonian. Among his many duties at this time was that of film projectionist for the popular 'Big Film Show on
When Goldings closed in 1967, Trevor left to take up a position at Ware College of Further Education, but he found he could not
settle and was missing the atmosphere at the print school. So, after one term, he returned to the Barnardo School of Printing, first of
all as Office Manager and later as General Manager.
At the moment Trevor's retirement looks set to be almost as busy as his working life! He has a number of outside interests which
have made him a popular figure in the local community and now he is devoting a great deal of time to them. He is Assistant
Secretary to Hertfordshire Regiment Comrades' Association, a Member of the Royal British Legion, and a reader for
He has been involved in the Scout movement for 50 years, and still finds time to take part in his favourite sport . . . bowling! And
at the time of going to press he had just started helping with the Meals on Wheels service.
His wife has always supported him 100 per cent in work and play, and they enjoyed their 41st wedding anniversary celebration,
shortly after his retirement.
Our thanks to Trevor for all the help given in the production of THE GUILD MESSENGER over the years, and our good wishes
to him and Mrs Powell for a long and happy retirement.