Mr William Stuart Temple
Where did you grow up?
The proper side of Cambridge.
St Luke’s C of E Primary School in Cambridge, Chesterton Community College in Cambridge and then the College of West Anglia, Wisbech.
Your current role at King’s Ely and how long you have been a member of staff here:
I am Grounds and Gardens Manager at King’s Ely and have been here for nearly 16 years!
What do you enjoy most about working here?
Being able to get on and do what I’m here to do, with very little hassle, in beautiful surroundings with a great team and people around me. I must also mention that it’s just a really good place to be.
Hobbies/interests outside of school:
Playing rugby for Ely Tigers and all that’s associated with that. Running my fishing club, spending time with the family and anything outdoors really.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I never really had a goal as such. I always knew it would be something in the great outdoors, it just happened that most of it has been settled here.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
The ability to wake up in the morning after playing rugby, going out-out and to not feel any pain!
What was the last book you read?
I’m not hugely into reading, but have started listening to podcasts. I’m currently on Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History.
What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?
‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ or Jeff Beck’s ‘Hi Ho Silver Lining’.
What is your favourite film?
‘Snatch’ or ‘Pulp Fiction’ equally (if they’re allowed on!)
Do you have any phobias or fears?
I’m not a fan of the unpredictable! I like to know what’s occurring. Big shifty looking spiders included.
Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:
A decent supply of Porterhouse Brewery’s Oyster Stout, some decent cigars and a fishing rod ready to go!