Francis Bareham spent the whole of his teaching career as history master at King James's Grammar School.
He was brought up on the Isle of Man where his father had a hairdressing business and later took his BA in History at the University of Liverpool. His mother was a teacher and this led naturally into his career in education.
Francis took a keen interest in the Old Almondburians' Society throughout his teaching career and during his retirement years. He died in his 89th year in June 2008.