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What did happen to Mundella?

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That would be Trent Bridge Boys school where my dad went that closed a long time ago. There were two Trent Bridge schools right next door to each other. The one closer to the playing fields was the old Boys school which became virtually a warehouse for the council and the other was thejunior school. both sites were cleared to make way for a carbon free housing area.

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The girls School was at the back of TB Juniors. It merged with TB Boys about 1965.

The class names changed from 

'1a' 1st year Clever

and

'1B' not so clever

to

'2m2' 2nd year, Mixed not so clever

 

 

 

 

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I started Trent Bridge Juniors in 1974 by then it was a mixed school I was in 1P

 

First & second years were in the front building on Green Street and the third & fourth years in the building behind. The buildings were separated from the old boys school which seemed like an old dumping ground for stuff from the council and other schools

 

 

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I remember the short stretch of railings between the Juniors and Seniors where they got you for ' the rack '. Barstewards got me one day, pulled me arms through but instead of racking, the dirty boggers all gobbed on me. As they were doing it, Bill Baines suddenly appeared and went ballistic, 'go and wait by my office' he bellowed at them. Hope they all got a good thrashing.

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The low-level angle of the photo makes the place look like some kind of fortress or workhouse. Or maybe that's the intention.

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Yes, it does look a bit grim. Yet, I spent some great years in that building. The field in foreground would have been built up in later years, to provide space for the quadrangle and then the science block.

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On 08/03/2017 at 1:26 AM, Chris P said:

I went to Mundella in the last years I left in 1983.

 

Young whippersnapper. Shouldn't you still be at school?  :laugh:   Went to Mundella in 1955. Rev Calder was bossman and Barton Hart was our form master in 3rd form.

 

Alison

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On 3/28/2017 at 10:17 AM, Cliff Ton said:

The low-level angle of the photo makes the place look like some kind of fortress or workhouse. Or maybe that's the intention.

mundella1_zpsjyhicc7m.jpg

It was an impressive building the archetecture was imposing and very Victoria but still exceptionally solidly built. Such a pity it was demolished and sold to building firm who created matchbox sized houses

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On 3/7/2017 at 2:26 PM, Chris P said:

I went to Mundella in the last years I left in 1983. 

 

In 1975 the school became a comprehensive. The year I started there were only 4 years of pupils, the fifth year were the last of grammar school pupils, 

 

Basically what happened was in the early eighties a number of schools within Nottingham were merged and 3 new schools were created. In Mundella's case in 1984 it was merged with Roland Green across the river and became Wilford Meadows for a couple of years. All pupils transferred to the Wilford site and the Mundella building was closed and demolished. a housing development was built in its place.  

Due to poor results the school was closed a few years later. It has now been reopened in 2002 as  The Nottingham Emmanuel School is a coeducational Church of England secondary school and sixth form with academy status on the site of the old Roland Green School. The pupils used the old buildings for the next 6 years until the new buildings were completed. Their uniform is still  maroon and gold. Emmanuel still retains house system and the houses are represented by colours: Red, Blue, Yellow and Green instead of places Thorsby, Hardwick, Welbeck and Wollaton. 

When did they change the house names?. In my day, they were Newstead, Welbeck, Hardwick and Chatsworth. And what was the reason behind it?

 

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When did you attend Mundella, Waddo? It was Welbeck, Wollaton, Thoresby and Hardwick at least since the 1940s.

 

Actually, just having a quick shufti on the website seems to be at least '20s....

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I attended Deering '56-58, the houses were Newsted, Welbeck, Hardwick and Chatsworth then.

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Did time at Mundella from '59 to '64. Houses were Welbeck (blue), Thorseby (red), Wollaton (yellow?) and Hardwick (probably green but can't really remember). I was in Welbeck.

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Lol...at least you got your own right..I was in Wollaton (red)..Hardwick was yellow and Thoresby green.

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To paraphrase Eric, “All the right words, but not necessarily in the right order”!!

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My granny was at Mundella soon after it had been built.  She was born 1898 so was probably a pupil around 1908-1912, assuming she left at 14 as was the norm back then.   She’s on this photo, 3rd row up, 2nd from the right.   

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That photo demonstrates two things you see in all old photos.

 

Women didn't have short hair until the 1920s. And all men wore caps or hats.

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Great photo Lizzie.................

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9 hours ago, TBI said:

When did you attend Mundella, Waddo? It was Welbeck, Wollaton, Thoresby and Hardwick at least since the 1940s.

 

Actually, just having a quick shufti on the website seems to be at least '20s....

I didn't go to mundella! I went to Roland green which eventually became that Emanuel thing. As I read the thread, I believed it to be about Roland green.

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4 hours ago, LizzieM said:

My granny was at Mundella soon after it had been built.  She was born 1898 so was probably a pupil around 1908-1912, assuming she left at 14 as was the norm back then.   She’s on this photo, 3rd row up, 2nd from the right.   

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That's certainly a wonderful photo, Lizzie. It took me a little while to figure where it was taken...in front of the south-west corner annexe, the woodwork room roof just visible on the left. Mundella was a mixed school from the outset, so I'm wondering if that picture was an all-girls class in the early years or a club/society/team of some sort. They look a very smart lot and the very dapper man I presume is the teacher. As you say, children usually left school at 14 before WW1 but I'm not sure if it was later if they were perhaps studying for further education.

 

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2 hours ago, Waddo said:

I didn't go to mundella! I went to Roland green which eventually became that Emanuel thing. As I read the thread, I believed it to be about Roland green.

Sorry, Waddo. Yes, reading back, the thread did seem to get a bit confusing.

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