The Leas School,  Hoylake

Charles  Gwynne  VAUGHAN

b 15 Sep 1876,  Abergwili, Carmarthenshire, Wales

d 31 Jul 1953,  St Winifred's Hospital, Cardiff, Wales

Charles was the youngest son of John Vaughan (1830-81), who inherited the estate of Plas Llangoedmor, Cardiganshire, Wales. Charles's mother was Julia Ann Morris (1843-1922), daughter of Thomas Charles Morris (1809-86), banker. Charles never married.

Charles taught at The Leas for the whole of his working life, 1901-35. He then retired to Tenby, to live with his brother Herbert; Herbert died there in 1948. Charles returned from retirement when the school was at Glenridding: the initials CGV appear in school magazines under Library reports in 1941 and 1942.

Michael Longson (The Leas 20t3-24t2) writes in his autobiography A Classical Youth (Anthony Blond, 1985):

C.G. Vaughan, or Foghorn as he was generally called - a clever nickname, for as well as being an affectionate pun on his name it paid tribute to that stentorian sneeze of his, which from time to time reverberated along our corridors. There was no nonsense about him and he would have stood for none; he was bluff, forthright and friendly, and he could teach. He was in no sense an intellectual ... but in most of the ways that mattered he was a very good schoolmaster.

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