mick2me

Becket School et al.

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Nice to see some chat in the Mundella area At last.

Do we have a prospective Mundella moderator?

Of course Munkydella were the arch enemies of Trent Bridge,

As were the Becket (Bucket) School. :rolleyes:

Time to bury the hatchet.

Oh yes TB still exists. Mundella is a housing estate?

The Bucket school, I dont know?

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What do you call a retired african leader with a car dealership?

'Nissan Main Dealer'

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No Edwin, its Mundella- Anthony John Mundella although brilliant and industrious, and giving free education for all,he can hardly be spoken of in the same breath as the worlds greatest Statesman.

Incidentally, I live near a place called Mundulla-?an aboriginal word-must find out what it means. bowdown

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I believe Becket is still there, and when I went to visit the riverside on my last visit to UK I believe I actually saw girls coming out of the place!

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I remember the cross country run under the watchful eye of Mick Walker and having to run the gauntlet past the Becket lads as they threw their leftovers at us from the school playground just before the home run from the suspension bridge.

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Mundella cross country runs - bin there, done that, got the scars to prove it.

From school changing rooms, down passed Memo's gardens - collecting almonds from tree enroute. Then across Spenii, right along the narrow pathway - with boats moored just below and big houses to the left. Along the top of the bank towards Wilford, then it gets hazy. Then the return run.

I vaguely remember passing a school on the left was that Becket?

Hugs Alison

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With reference to the African connection. Few people know that Mugabe was originally from Yorkshire.

Mugabe is ee bah gum backwards. <giggle>

Hugs Alison

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That was the one alison but I seem to remember we approached Becket from the other end so they were on our right as we went by

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Alison, if it was it next to a Railway line it could have been Roland Green, formerly

known as Deering school. Can anyone tell when it was built or name changed.

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That was the one alison but I seem to remember we approached Becket from the other end so they were on our right as we went by

only just joined recently, but saw these posts and as i went to the Becket from 70-76, i thought I'd add me two cents.

The cross country runs were a nightmare for us too, we ran down the towpath and were pelted with rocks from the Roland Green mob. If you got past them it was over Wilford Bridge up the Embankment to Trent Bridge and back to school.We were fortunate to avoid Mundella and Trent Bridge, but i do remember a few scuffles with the Mundella boys, they even tried to get into our yard one time, but we valiantly fought them off, it was like zulu !! Also the spenie saw some action as well. We felt like targets as the only catholic school and the bloody uniform didn't help either.

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If there was enough interest, I would create a Becket school forum.

BTW I am sorry for our lot throwing your cap in the Trent if it was you!

You know what these Tren Bridge Secondary Ruffians were like!

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Didnt David Pleat the football pundit attend Mundella?...

Yes he did...recall I posted as such months ago, somewhere...

Cheers

Robt P.

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Yes he did...recall I posted as such months ago, somewhere...

Cheers

Robt P.

-and although he probably knows it, so did Robs other mention(Nigel Plews).

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If there was enough interest, I would create a Becket school forum.

BTW I am sorry for our lot throwing your cap in the Trent if it was you!

You know what these Tren Bridge Secondary Ruffians were like!

Not half as rough as some of the Becket mob were! A school friend from junior school days went to Becket after the 11+ and was so rough/tough was expelled and sent to Mundella!

He later became leader of the 1958 race riots in Nottingham.

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Which rather raises the question...

Why should a outstanding Catholic school close it's doors?

Can't be because of a decline in Catholicism...

Perhaps the authorities would rather fund these 'minority' alleged schools.

Cheers

Robt P.

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The Becket School closed its two/three? former premises and moved to the new Becket School at Gresham Fields in Wilford in 2009, Rob. The original sites are marked for redevelopment. The new school with its superior facilities cost approximately £25m if I recall correctly.

I was an admirer of the way the school was run in the short time I worked there, with its accent on discipline and high standards of behaviour. The pupils appeared to understand what was expected of them and there was little compromise on that by the staff. This was sadly in contrast to one or two of the other schools I operated in. From a personal point of view it was refreshing to see Christianity and its values being taught too.

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Very different Cliff!!

Our sports field was across the road down a lane,Trent bridge caff did pint mug of tea and a bacon sarnie for 45p

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You're so young Ian ........ tea and bacon sarnie in decimal currency!

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