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Becket School et al.

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I was at the Becket 59-64 it was OK ish............ but then I had nothing to compare it with.

I knew some good lads who went there but they were generally clever ( at exams ) and I was not !

Adolescent life was much improved by dalliances with Mundella girls in and around the Memorial Gardens.

I, for one, raced over the suspension bridge and was often home late.

Mea Culpa!

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Oh yes Siddah!!,mundy girls..I remember those, Mr.Claridge,and Mr.Thomas were there forever,I disappeared every Tuesday afternoon to buy records,on the lie that I was attending toe nail clinic at the general.

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Thinking back it wasn't a bad seat of learning, you get out what you put in..I suppose.

Mr.Wheat and the late Peter Smedley were great music teachers,the weeks recluse to The Briars at Crich were memorable.

Never really required to use my knowledge on ox bow lakes though!

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#24 25,.....................9/- for Cup of tea and bacon sarnie........scandalous

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I thought that was cheap then!! But like you say nine Bob..a bit dear,that decimal craic ripped us all off.

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Was across Wilford Lane Little Bounds and then down the road in a marsh Big Bounds or was it the other way round?

Or even perhaps a different dimension?

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I did Iandawson; 1953-59 they were curious years, learnt some good things and some very odd things.

Had some good friends that I left and lost at the age of 11yrs.

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Isnt it just? Srs Francis, Patricia and Cyprian.

A good copperplate hand and the times tables to 15 OBH.

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I remember Becket School on Wilford Lane joined with Corpus Christi on Ruddington Lane in the mid 70's when the comprehensive system came in, I think Becket was the grammar school and corpus the secondary modern but the new system brought it all together is that correct?

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I guess the " new" system did that ...............

I was at the Becket having passed the 11+ it was all down hill after that.................

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Correct cloudesley, sept '75.

Chinese multiplication and ox- bow lakes I have yet to use that knowledge in a daily scenario.

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You must have some storage facilities.

All my stuff was ditched within a year of leaving.

I walked down the embankment the other day and thought it strange that the old place had gone.

A few weeks later drove past the new place and was impressed.

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I was a Becket boy from 62 to 66, also became a choirboy at St Barnabas Cathedral, Mr Smedley was the Choirmaster. Our art teacher was Mr Chamberlain, & our feared PE teacher (torturer) was Mr Cullen, he'd kick a football very hard at your thighs (ouch!!) if you weren't playing well!!

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I've posted this in another thread, but this is the former Becket School site on Wilford Lane. Now a McCarthy & Stone residence for the very wealthy.

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13 hours ago, Paulus said:

I was a Becket boy from 62 to 66, also became a choirboy at St Barnabas Cathedral, Mr Smedley was the Choirmaster. Our art teacher was Mr Chamberlain, & our feared PE teacher (torturer) was Mr Cullen, he'd kick a football very hard at your thighs (ouch!!) if you weren't playing well!!

 

I remember Mr Chamberlain.  Think he was my form tutor in 1x.  Called us by first names and we called him Tom.  Most odd at the time in a very formal disciplined establishment.

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Yes I remember Tom Chamberlain  (Art)  and Jo Carberry (Chemistry)  though don't remember him being tall.

The tall guy may have been someone Williams?  it will come to me sometime later on today..........

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In 1975 it all changed and Latin was gone!..thank goodness.

Both old sites of Becket and Corpus have been built on.

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Amo, Amas, Amat, Amamus, Amatis, Amant..................loved it       :crazy:

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Loved Latin - no exceptions to rules (as far as I can remember). You knew where you were with it - and no apostrophes and other stuff to think about.  Something I've often wondered. ... did you pronounce the 'v' as a 'w' - we had to, but some I've spoken to said they didn't!

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I never did Latin at school (I wasn't in the A stream!). However my boys took it and I learnt a little bit from sitting on their beds helping with revision.  Can't say any of us remember much now though. 

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