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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

What do you call a retired african leader with a car dealership? 'Nissan Main Dealer'

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 l

Very logical language, economical with words too, which doesn't always describe me!

 

Very useful to know Latin I've always found. You can ask awkward questions of those in authority...Qui custodies custodiet?....and they don't usually know what you mean!  :rolleyes:

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On 30/11/2016 at 8:52 AM, siddha said:

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..........

Mr Carberry had two sons I think.  One was a doctor (in Bulwell) and the other a dentist?  He was average height, elderly and bespectacled.  Mr Williams taught English; his nickname was 'Junky Bill' (can't imagine why!).  Don't recall him being tall either.  There was Mr Mattocks (PE) - think he was tall (well taller than the other PE/geog teacher Mr Ford).  Also for geog or history was Miss/Mrs Brent.  There was another female: Mrs Ackfield (Granny Ackers) - can't remember what she taught, probably history or geography.  Mr Bagguley was woodwork in that loft above the wood shed, Mr Stanley for music (upstairs, near the library).  Arrogant Mr Jacques for French (poseur with a gown).  Mr Koch (Polish?) for maths.  Mr Faulkner for French.

 

 

One of the 'fathers' (Aquinas?) taught biology - told us on Day 1 that he was deaf in one ear and couldn't tell which direction sound came from - cue my music box mechanism (Old Macdonald had a farm) in a 2oz tobacco tin that we passed from one boy to the next!  Another of the 'fathers' was the bursar - always smoking a pipe - what was his name?

Fr Roger Killeen (aka The Horse) was Headmaster.  Bit of a history of being over-the-top disciplinarian (it's out there if you look at Hitchin College website).

Deputy head was John/Jack Douglas (lived in Rivermead flats, just up Wilford Lane).

Latin was from a course of booklets, 'The Cambridge Latin Course', all kept in a plastic wallet bearing the words "Quid Novi" (what's new).  Main character was Caecilius and there was Grumio, the cook (anyone who watches 'Plebs' will know that name).  Our Latin teacher was Mr Coxon but there was also a Mr Quinn (Latin and/or Greek?).

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John Carberry was the dentist son. He was my dentist for many years from when he'd first graduated and joined a practice on Mansfield Road near the junction of Woodborough Road. He then moved to his own practice on Ragdale Road in Bulwell.  Fantastic dentist and a lovely man.  When I moved away from Nottingham I continued to come up to see him every six months for a check-up.  His son now runs the practice.  

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Funny our Engineer remembers Jacques.. my Mum fancied him!!

True about the gown..thanks for that.

One morning he pulled me over the coals for not having done my homework..

" what's the excuse Dawson"?

"My Mum & Dad were fighting in the sitting room sir"

That cemented a great relationship that lasted after school.......Faulkner was a Nazi!

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I remember Fr Aquinas, Mr Welton (English), Tom Chamberlain, Mr Chips Bagguley, Fr Francis (Head?), Mr Gillett (Geography), Mr Cullen (PE & Torture).................

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There's an article in the Nottingham Post regarding a teacher from the Becket School. I realise that many of you wouldn't have been there at the same time as him but it's possible your children/grandchildren may have been.

 

http://www.nottinghampost.com/retired-teacher-who-arranged-child-sex-abuse-in-philippines-jailed-for-life/story-30394076-detail/story.html

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On 12/3/2016 at 4:13 PM, The Engineer said:

Mr Carberry had two sons I think.  One was a doctor (in Bulwell) and the other a dentist?  He was average height, elderly and bespectacled.  Mr Williams taught English; his nickname was 'Junky Bill' (can't imagine why!).  Don't recall him being tall either.  There was Mr Mattocks (PE) - think he was tall (well taller than the other PE/geog teacher Mr Ford).  Also for geog or history was Miss/Mrs Brent.  There was another female: Mrs Ackfield (Granny Ackers) - can't remember what she taught, probably history or geography.  Mr Bagguley was woodwork in that loft above the wood shed, Mr Stanley for music (upstairs, near the library).  Arrogant Mr Jacques for French (poseur with a gown).  Mr Koch (Polish?) for maths.  Mr Faulkner for French.

 

 

One of the 'fathers' (Aquinas?) taught biology - told us on Day 1 that he was deaf in one ear and couldn't tell which direction sound came from - cue my music box mechanism (Old Macdonald had a farm) in a 2oz tobacco tin that we passed from one boy to the next!  Another of the 'fathers' was the bursar - always smoking a pipe - what was his name?

Fr Roger Killeen (aka The Horse) was Headmaster.  Bit of a history of being over-the-top disciplinarian (it's out there if you look at Hitchin College website).

Deputy head was John/Jack Douglas (lived in Rivermead flats, just up Wilford Lane).

Latin was from a course of booklets, 'The Cambridge Latin Course', all kept in a plastic wallet bearing the words "Quid Novi" (what's new).  Main character was Caecilius and there was Grumio, the cook (anyone who watches 'Plebs' will know that name).  Our Latin teacher was Mr Coxon but there was also a Mr Quinn (Latin and/or Greek?).

 

 

Dear Engineer

i think you must be similar vintage to me 70-75.

Miss Brent (Liz) geog was only there a couple of years.

Heather Ackford. Biology lab. Did you have George "short" Woodhall for history...he couldn't control his puipls

Mick Turney Latin and Mr Mollinson and Ian Wells English. And Mad Meef Mr Smith..gawd!

Fr Edwin was the Bursar.

i have fond memories of the Becket but I think it thought it was a public school respect..especially the likes of Jaques...what a twerp.

Another priest was Fr Gregory....ran off with the new French teacher madamoiselle Coquelle..good trade-in for the dog-collar..

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