Daphnie Hale

In 1966 John friend announced that he intended to retire in 1967. His deputy was Margaret Dunn but the WRCC had already  decided to  open  a castleford  annexe of the lady Mabel college in 1967 with Margaret Dunn as its warden

The governors  minute approving the transfer said it was agreed ‘ that on the retirement of mr friend the new principal to be appointed be male and that the vice principal be a woman ‘  alyn davies  was appointed to start in 1968
So John friend postponed his retirement whilst daphne hale headmistress of pontefract grammar school was identified as the new vice principal and relocated to Bretton ( the self reproducing world of the west riding)