Notes for: Percy Robert Robinson
From Cambridge Independent Press, 7 Feb 1913: At the quarterly meeting of the Cambridgeshire Branch of the National Union of Teachers, held in East-road School on Saturday, . . . and the Hon. Treas., Mr Robinson, of Trumpington, were elected as delegates to attend the forty-fourth annual conference to be held in Weston-super-Mare during Easter Week.
From Independent Press and Chronicle, Friday 10 December 1943, p.14:
Well-known Trumpington Man.
Schoolmaster for 40 Years.
Death of Mr P. R. Robinson.
By the death last week of Mr Percy Robert Robinson, of Trumpington, the County loses a typical village schoolmaster.
Aged 65, he had been a schoolmaster for forty years, and for 36 years headmaster at Trumpington School. During this long period his staunchness and character caused him to become the friend and adviser of the villagers, and his passing removes a man of wise counsel and high standing.
A native of Cambridge, he was first headmaster at Barton, going to Trumpington in 1908 as headmaster and continuing as such up to the time of his death.
Mr Robinson was a keen and active member of the National Union of Teachers, and before Trumpington School came under the Cambridge Borough educational authorities in 1934 he was associated with the Cambridgeshire branch of the Union for 23 years, holding a number of offices and retiring as president and treasurer. Afterwards his enthusiasm for the Union was as great with the Borough branch and he served on the committee. He was also president for some years, and served on the committee of the Cambridge Borough Teachers' Association. With each of these bodies he was a very valued member.
His activities were not merely confined to his profession, and he was a man of many interests.
Best Shot in County
In the last war he was a member of the Volunteers, and at that period was looked upon as the best shot in the county. It was in the last war that he organised the local Savings Group Association and carried on with this work until his death. For over 30 years he was clerk to the Trumpington Charities, and was a member of the Trumpington War Memorial Committee.
Mr Robinson's hobbies included horticulture, fishing, bee-keeping and swimming and in connection with the latter he was awarded the Royal Humane Society's certificate for life-saving.
He collected much data on the history of Trumpington village and on this he had given many lantern lectures.
He acted as billeting officer during the evacuation of London, and was a section leader of the Fire Guard.
Loyal and sympathetic amongst a wide circle of friends, his passing is a matter of extreme regret. He leaves a widow and one son, Mr R. P. Robinson, now in the Army.
The funeral took place in Trumpington Churchyard on Monday. After the service school children lined the pathway from the church to the gate.
The officiating clergy were Bishop Kempthorne, the Rev. Dr Bury, and the Rev. A.B. Wright (vicar of Trumpington).
[Details of family mourners and others who attended at the church were listed]
Beautiful floral tributes were inscribed: To a darling husband and father, from his three loved ones - Maggie, Reggie and Mickey, “At rest”; “I am still at your feet” his little dog Adar; …