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Yes, Bill Brindley was in his class. 

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Wires crossed..sorry Martyn..thought you attended that nuthouse...same as me ..just up from Hooleys.

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No Ian, I went to Peoples College just down from Hooleys on College St as secondary school until is closed. Which one was your nuthouse 

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Katy 

 

Was he also one of the ones who took pleasure in beating up the first former and burning their caps in the tree stump?

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2 minutes ago, IAN123. said:

St.Marys..next door to Baker & Plumb.

Gotya 

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There was the girls school behind the Cathedral opposite our school. They didn’t want anything to do with us though!

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Exactly? Across the street it was Zoo Time with Desmond Morris 

 

 

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2 hours ago, katyjay said:

Yes, Bill Brindley was in his class. 

Serious for a minute, just in case you didn’t know, that Peoples College has an old boys association. I got in touch with them a couple of weeks ago and they posted my info on the web site. I just Google Peoples College Old Boys 

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Hubby went to the old boys annual dinner a few years back at the Notts County F.C place on Meadow Lane. There were 5 others there from his year.

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12 hours ago, katyjay said:

Hubby went to the old boys annual dinner a few years back at the Notts County F.C place on Meadow Lane. There were 5 others there from his year.

Cool - was it fun? I asked them to keep me up to speed so i could go to the next one and maybe even do a tour of the old place.

I left at the end of my 4th year when they closed it down and if i remember correctly there were 2 years behind me. I was lucky as I went off to sea school but it must have been really bad for some of the others particularly the younger ones. I think the council planned the closure badly.

Does you Hubby have good memories of the place and some of the teachers - I do 

 

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He always talks of doing brickwork lesson in the late morning. When they'd finished the wall, they had to knock it down so the room could be used as the canteen for lunch.

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They had finished doing brickwork when I got there. Obviously we did woodwork, metal work and tech drawing - ask him if he remembers Ernie 

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Was he the woodwork teacher?

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1 hour ago, katyjay said:

Was he the woodwork teacher?

Yes, we had him for Woodwork and RI (he was a little strange to say the least).

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On ‎7‎/‎27‎/‎2015 at 8:37 AM, Cliff Ton said:

Isn't Botany Bay in Australia?

 

Bit late to this, but I presume the OP was referring to the little park at the top of College Street, which I think is called "The Bay of Biscay", see the bottom of this page which is a 1928 article from the Thoroton Society transactions for use of the name.
 

Botany Bay were allotments (probably Botany Bay Gardens originally, if they followed naming of others in the area) and are clearly shown on Sanderson's 1835 Map "20 Miles Around Mansfield " IIRC, which I think is the same period as the map that Cliff Ton posted. They were still present on the 1st editions 6 inch and 25 inch maps but not named.

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Named because of the sand in this area...H&H pub quiz..circa '92.

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Used to watch this unloading of new Capris and Cortinas...whilst waiting for our kid- who got out of class at 4pm68201-1-280-99999-unpad.jpgI relayed the story of 'the incident' that took place in'69 here...when we walked this Park Tunnel as part of a meet-up.

When they built the Gestetner offices..it concealed this view from Derby Rd .

Hooleys stored motors in the old church as well.

No fond school memories here.. them Sisters..who have  no Mercy!

 

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Thinking back..that's the day Mrs.Catfan had to escort us home!

Still can't recall the end of that meet up.

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Looking up and over Derby Road.68690-1-280-99999-unpad.jpgTop centre ..view of large Ropewalk properties...during the air raids my Mother often sheltered beneath the H&H pub.Further back in this thread Peter j mentions the Cathedral..it was the church next to Hooleys that stored gear..remember scaffold batons on the steps to allow wheels etc..

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