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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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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 wi

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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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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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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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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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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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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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