A former Whitchurch teacher was left delighted after signing copies of his memoir detailing his 50 years in the job.

Tony White signed copies of his book '50 not out' for former pupils and their parents at the town's library on Friday morning, and was well into double figures within the first hour.

He spent 35 years teaching Whitchurch, and 15 years elsewhere, but admitted the chance to sign books for those he knew throughout his career made him very proud.

"It's nice that I can do this and write a memoir that people in the town can be interested in," he said.

"I had a few signings early on, and all the money is going to Cancer Research UK. I've survived cancer twice – prostate and cancer.

"I made sure I shook everyone's hand because they have come to buy more book.

"It was great to see so many parents and grandparents of former pupils, and it was nice to think back of some the memories and remember what they did.

"I've had 35 wonderful years teaching here. All of the memories were stored 'upstairs' – I didn't have a computer – and it was great to write this memoir.

"I really enjoyed the signing."