Manvers Secondary Modern School, Carlton Road


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Not everyone who recognises that photo is going to be seeing it within a few days of it appearing on here. Sometimes a new member will add a comment to a photo several years after it has been posted.

To prove my point, Drabmuloc at post #5 you yourself responded to a message which was 2 years old.

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Also sorry drab about your pal,and as Jill says don't give up on the site,I've been on here three years now and have mentioned dozens of old school mates,even school photos, and very seldom have I had

#65   Pales into insignificance when you think about the squillions of former girlfriends he's mentioned!  

Not everyone who recognises that photo is going to be seeing it within a few days of it appearing on here. Sometimes a new member will add a comment to a photo several years after it has been posted.

OK, OK...............I am being a little impatient. However, I did prefer the LizzieM 'slapped hands' to the two that followed. I'm a new boy (bit of stretching of the truth to say 'new' boy, more like old man!) to this set up. When I first went on the now defunced Friends Reunited the response was almost immediate. I will, in the immortal words of Michael Winner, settle down now and patiently wait! Thanks, thus far, to all the respondents!

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Nice one Drab............oi you never gave me a like.............lol.

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Hi Benjamin1945, I have now ticked your communication! Am I right to assume the name reflects your dob and if so your were a year ahead of me........if you went to Manvers. I do hope your lol means 'laugh out load' and not 'lots of.......'!

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EY UP Drab,.............yes its my DOB,...............but never went to Manvers mate..........I was a Padstow boy,.........remember playing football against Manvers, I think on the Forest?

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The Forest! Goose Fair, cycle racing and Ray Booty, learning to drive on the parking area at the far end. Parties at the house almost at the top corner at the cemetery end. The girls school opposite.....oh so many very happy memories. Coffee at the Bambo coffee bar, harder stuff at the Dolphin in North Church Street, jazz and jive at the YMCA, jive and 'other things' at the Palais de dance, the Beatles at the Odeon.........why did I leave?

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#31 Drab..................is that the Ray Booty of cycling fame?

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Hi All!

What a sad sight the building is in Clif Ton's pics. I assume it is the back of the building as I think I can spot my classroom i.e. the same room as is behind my picture of the class of '58. Yes Benja45 'tis the same Ray Booty. By the way all.....the party venue of yesteryear was at the opposite top end to the cemetery........and, as I type, the owners name comes to mind....Mr & Mrs. Bernard Baines! Where on earth did that come from!! LizzieM, do enlighten me and (maybe) all - who was the Perveril Peril?

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Drabmuloc, PP (Terry) is a member of Nottstalgia, was a keen and very good cyclist years ago and is still a very fit man considering his age ......  you'll find him on the Members List.  

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Drab.............I only knew about Ray Booty when I met his brother Gordon and wife Mary whilst on holiday a couple of years ago,Gordon was also a keen cyclist and competed........they were mentioned on here at the time,i think another member on here also knew them Rob L ?

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Yes, Ray Booty ('The Boot') was a good mate. Rode with him and his brother Gordon a fair bit. Also met up for ice skating and jazz clubbing back in the 50's/60's. As well as being the best all round cyclist he was a gentleman and a very interesting, intelligent person. 

Last met him about 15 years ago when I was riding the championship 100 on the Fosse. He was the first man to ride 100 miles in less than 4 hours and he was quite amused that I had waited until I was 62, 45 years later, before doing the same. lol

RobL's dad Nick Loasby was the photographer of all things cycling and must have taken dozens of pics of Ray. 

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Fascinating Peverilperil, what memories! I remember standing on the corner of the Forest recreation ground, Mansfield Road end, and the pathway coming under the cemetery, and, I dropped a tennis ball just as a group of 20 odd racers came round the bend. It rolled all the way through every rider....I must have aged 20 years during the 5 or 10 seconds. Exciting memory.....now, because nobody got hurt!

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Hi ho, another months gone bye and not a word. Never mind. One point though, my title 'Newbie'. I used to know a guy called Newby Taylor, David Newby Taylor to be precise. Is there any body out there  who knows him? I have a gift he gave me 'many' years ago and I would love to tell him I still have it.

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Hi Drabmuloc

What year was you at Manvers?

My other half went there.  No one ever seems  to mention  the old  Manver's  only when it went bilateral

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Hi Mary1947,

I went there between '54 and '59, and, as far as I can recall, it was always a boys bilateral school until I  left '59. Only did it later become a mixed school of undetermined (to me at least) educational format.

 

Hi again Mary1947!

Just read your intro and spotted your St Ann's interest. Now, this getting interesting. Where did you live to have an interest in that neck of the woods? The reasonI ask is because I am a St Ann's lad!

 

..........WAS a St Ann's lad!

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Hi Drabmuloc

Lived on Norland Road went to St Ann's Board School then Sycamore, have two bothers David and Brian one went to Morley the other Manvers.

Left St Ann's about 1970 lived all my young life in unfit house's so the council said when the pulled St Ann's down.

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Hi Drabmuloc

when at Manvers  did you know a boy called knocker?

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Never mind. St Ann's Boarding School? Confirm, when you where there, it was not exactly a 'boarding' school, but, a regular primary day school. If it is the regular kids school then I went there too. All I can remember is the main central hall was huge, some of the class rooms led off on one side, there was a stage at the opposite end to the St Ann's Well road end, there was a metal walkway twenty odd feet above the ground all the way round, I think to get to the window mechanics, and, now I think about it, at the back of the stage was a very high wall and behind the wall there were further class rooms on several floors! You entered the school on the right hand side half way up the road, and, behind it was the playground. To explain it's position - the school took up all the space between two streets on St Ann's road on the left hand side travelling towards The Wells Road. Both my brothers went to Morley and after we moved from the flat above the business to a house off Huntingdon Street I went firstly to Huntingdon Street junior school and then Manvers........after having failed Religious Knowledge for a Bluecoat place! Is it not incredible how the mind (I nearly wrote brain!) works. I haven't thought about Nottingham for so many years, but, it is 'almost' as though it were yesterday.

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