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The only school I have attended that I did not object to! I was at Shelto up to 1954 and wonder whether anyone else on the board went there? I can remember Mrs Reynolds the teacher in the reception class; she was a really kind and gentle person, and apart from learning to read and write with chalk and slate, there was a lot of playing with wooden bricks and making a mess in the sand pit! The Headmistress was Miss Lewis, a real enthusiastic teacher who made a great impression on many of us thee, and I believe she remained at Shelto for many years.

The main school hall was used for assembly and I also recall Schools Radio being played for us to exercise to and to supposedly develop a sense of imagination with having to be a growing tree or race around as a horse! Anyone else recall these radio programmes?

Around the hall always were displayed Shell Posters showing birds, depictions of the seasons, wild flowers and trees etc. I moved on to Huntingdon St junior for just a couple of terms before the family moved out to Ruddington.

Anyone else have memories of Shelto?

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Thanks Cliff, not seen this one before. Looks like clearance as going on around the school, but was still there in 1972. Must have been demolished around about then?

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Blimey, just found this post whilst looking at 'activity ', and the photo invokes a lot of pleasant memories as it was the only school i can remember, that I enjoyed going to. Somewhere in the back of my mind, miss Lewis rings a bell. By coincidence, my father went there as well. Also, my father and myself went to Huntingdon st juniors. Not at the same time, I might add.

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I went to Shelton st school,from 1947 then went to Huntington st school. We lived right opposite the school and I can remember going to first aid classes with my dad. I remember Mrs Reynolds and I see her in a flowery smock, thinking about it she might have been pregnant.

At Huntington school I remember taking a bat in a jam jar that my dad had caught when it flew into the police station when he was on nights shift.

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Another memory jogged, thanks CT, the little cut through at the end of the school, down to Northumberland st was where I tripped whilst running and ended up doing a somersault down the steps. Ended up with cuts and grazes on just about every part of my body, using everyone of the steps to acquire them. Yet I don't remember that there were too many steps !!.

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If I remember correctly there were three sets of steps, so a pretty painful tumble!

The cut through was Princess Terrace and on the left hand side at the bottom of the steps was a Tenants pub, The Princess Royal.

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