mudgie49

Beeston Fields School - Gone

Recommended Posts

For some unknown reason, I can't pm or receive any from my iPad but some of the nottstalgians have my email address....I could reminisce all day about Beeston in the 1960s , just ask Babs...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

was having a game of cards last night after going to arts theatre to see joseph. or friend george brown was there he told me he and his older brother tom who were both in care at a home in beeston both went to beeston fields school from infants to senior but he is 73 now so would have been there a long time before you mudgie but did remember mr roberts as head master.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Babs,

I remember the home, it was called Silverdale Hall. I think it closed in the early 60s.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

our friend george whould have left at 16 in the 50s

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

Just found this site, knew about the one by Dennis Hallam. I was in the first group that left at age 15 in 1948. I have posted a picture of the class on David's site. Got there via Roundhill, Church St. Junior. Mr. Houghton was the music teacher and one teacher was Mr. Coates. We were mostly in the annex and the last year we made a large scale village on a big board and gradually brought it forward in time.

Was back in Beeston in 2013 with my son, daughter in law and two grandchildren showing them my old stomping grounds. Big changes. Could barely get around or find a place to park.

Still a little tug at the heart strings for the old times. Scanned passing faces to see if I could recognize anyone. Dropped in the Commercial for a pint.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to Nottstalgia, Wilfred. I look forward to sharing your memories.. hellothere

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome Wilfred. I too am new to this site. Join in the fun and memories.

I was interested in class sizes as mentioned. I was in a class of 52 at Haywood secondary.

Things are a bit different here. At the end of spring term the children have their exams and if they fail they stay behind and do the year again. They have 3 months summer holiday to think about what they didn't do during the previous year. It must be embarrassing for them , in a class of 11yr olds they may have a 13yr old who's been held back to recuperate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While in the RAF which I joined in 1955 I started taking the Ordinary Nation tests and in those, failing one subject meant taking all the courses again the following year and I knew people who took the same year three times. Is that still done ?

ln 1957 I got a job at Rolls Royce in Derby as a draughtsman and was there until the summer of 1960. From there, my wife and I emigrated to the United States and have been here ever since. We don't get back too often. We now live in near Lakeland Florida.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome Wilfred, from another Nottinghamite across the pond.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bfsm1954_5.jpg

 

This photograph is from the early 50s. Beeston Fields School. Second row back, extreme right, is my uncle, Claude Ernest Nathaniel Sparrow, born 1939.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi It looks like mudgie was at school same time as I was, great school set you up for life

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I knew billy winters I was in the same class I'll never forget when we wre told that he had died.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now