Dr. Herbert Daniel Wing
Dr. Wing was educated at Hackney Downs School from 1916 until 1923. After University, followed by other teaching posts, he was appointed to the Staff of Hackney Downs, serving until 1945 when he left to take a post at Newlands Training College. Before long he had left to become Principal of Burderop Park Training College. It was from this position, in 1947, that he recommended Leslie Mitchell to apply for a position at H.D.S. The rest, they say, is history.