Gerald Carey

Gerald Carey was born in London and educated at Christ’s Hospital School Horsham Sussex. On leaving school he worked for a time in the City of London before being called-up for War Service and directed to coal mining as part of the “Bevin Boy” scheme. He studied Geography and Economics for B.Sc (Econ.) degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science and spent a further year at the London University Institute of Education. The next 37 years found him teaching Geography and Economics first at Belle Vue Grammar School, Bradford, Yorkshire, and then at the John Taylor High School, Barton Under Needwood until retirement in 1985. His interests included walking, music and aspects of local history.

Gerald Carey passed away on 19th October 2004. He was the much loved husband of Audrey (24th December 2019)  and father of four sons – John, Andrew, Simon and Clive.

Barton Under Needwood Armistice – 100 Years

Pre NHS Humor

Patient : “Doctor! Do you always charge your patients?”
Doctor : “Not always. Sometimes I sidle up to them.”


  1. Having been given access to his background papers by Audrey I have added other research in the material I have included in a guide to st Michael & All Angels that has just been printed and will shortly be for sale at the bookshop in Barton. All proceeds are for the church – this is not a commercial venture. For more details contact me.
    Kind regards

    Phil Coleman

  2. As well as my favourite teacher he was also a top bloke who took time to actually ask about the welfare of my brothers and myself, his son even tried to teach me to play the guitar. Only have good memories of him.

  3. Clive you have made an absolutely brilliant job of this website Clive.
    I have always thought that the work your father did on these historical subjects related to Barton as wonderfully scholarly. He was a superb researcher and historian as well as being such a lovely man. I am grateful to you for keeping it all on line.

  4. Dear Admin,
    I wonder if someone can answer this question. I have a copy of C.R.Clinker’s The Birmingham & Derby railway but don’t see reference there to the 1st & 2nd class drawings present on this website. Would these have been drawn by Gerald (other graphics appear in a similar handdrawn style).
    Any information regarding their source would be appreciated.
    Kind regards

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