Paul Gardiner

Today we bring you some very sad news, former Holgate teacher Mr Paul Gardiner has passed away following a long battle with cancer.

At this sad time our thoughts are with his family – his wife Jan, his children and grandchild.

Paul was born in April 1957. He served the Hucknall community as a teacher at The Holgate School for 34 years from September 1979 to August 2013.

Julie Horton, long-time colleague of Paul’s said; “Paul loved his time at Holgate and he will have touched many lives especially those children who needed something extra, we had many special times together.”

Wayne Barsby, former Holgate Head teacher said; “He was a jovial man with a great heart. I’ll never forget a bridge duty with him when a terrible hailstorm hit us - he was just in his shirt and laughed his way through it!”

Paul touched the lives of so many people over his time at Holgate students and staff alike. We will miss Paul very much and remember him with great fondness.

He was a true legend!