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Postby Caz » 21 Mar 2006, 22:01

I have found a book that belonged to my grandmother dated 1911. It was given to her from her school for "Regular and Punctual Attendance". However it also said "St Nicholas Girls School"...

I thought the St Nicholas school in Northend was a mixed school.?

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Postby delbert » 21 Mar 2006, 22:16

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i pressume, altho not sure but a lot of old schools had girls one side an boys the other,and if my poor old memory serves me at all i think there were two gates on the property. (anyone got any confirmation on this a pic would be magic)). :smt008 ....................


caz ,this school is in "lynn area history" section under "school pic "

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Postby Caz » 21 Mar 2006, 22:50

Good to know that back in those days, lads knew their place, obvioulsy not good enough to go through the same gate as the females..... :smt091

Serously though, thats interesting info......... :smt038
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Postby old-git » 23 Mar 2006, 15:30

Here's how the schools were layed out in 1886. Caz, the Dog and Duck is top right.

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Looks like the boys school had a bit added between 1886 and this 1929 map.
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It finished being a school in 1937.
A view of the girls school from pilot street around the 1960's.
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Postby delbert » 23 Mar 2006, 16:07

O.G. THATS WHAT I CALL.... MAGIC :lol: :lol:
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Postby old-git » 25 Mar 2006, 09:33

:D

I hope some stuff turns up for 1911 Caz, but till then,,

1935 jubilee celebrations at the school for King George V who died the following year.

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I think this photo is the same jubilee.
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This one dated 1928.
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Postby old-git » 07 Apr 2006, 20:10

Caz I had a look through the school logs at the library, no boys logs only girls and infants.

I copied the girls 1910/11 term so you could see what the girls school was doing when your gran was there Caz. Nothing there about the kids, only what lessons they were taking, who visited, inspections etc. Little things, like in one of the inspectors reports "the girls are making good use of what they are taught at the Cookery Centre". :wink:

There are 30 pages, so I have made them into a .pdf file that you can download, if you fancy saving it, and having a read. Click HERE to open it. 8)
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Postby old-git » 08 Jun 2006, 19:27

Have asked my dad about the layout of the boys school when he was there 72 years ago. His memory is a bit fuzzy but to the best of his knowledge. - They used to get to the boys school through a passage-way and up some steps in the girls school.

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This is how he remembers the classrooms being layed out.

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Mr Fisher used to live on Loke road, my dad being sent there by Mr Fisher to pick up the teachers sandwiches from his wife.

My dad remembers one day Mr Fisher trying to give the cane to one of the older boys who was very big for his age. My dad thinks the boys nickname was Frump (he is not sure of the last name but has a couple in mind). Anyway Frump did not want the cane so he lifted Mr Fisher into the fireplace over the fireguard (no fire). He then went home.
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Postby EWW » 08 Jun 2006, 19:49

Frump Richardson, real name John, I think O.G. saw him today sitting on a stool on the Loke getting some sun. He lives in the Alms houses in Sir Lewis st.
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Postby EWW » 15 Jun 2006, 16:43

School logs for boys at Trues yard Caz.
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Postby old-git » 15 Jun 2006, 19:05

Yup, dad says he thinks that is the surname EWW. 8)

Can anyone help date this pic, my dad thinks it's before his time at the school. I'm not at all sure if the names are right.

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Re: St NIcholas "Girls " School

Postby EWW » 09 Mar 2008, 10:10

Just been reading a piece on St Nicks school. It states that the average attendance was
206 Boys 246 Girls and 183 Infants 635 in all. My question is where did they all come from?
Was the catchment area for the whole town?
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Re: St NIcholas "Girls " School

Postby choks » 09 Mar 2008, 10:30

Possibly EWW....

What year was the pic taken ?

any Ideas..........

Can't read the post mark.....Date

As KES...........Was the Grammar school....

So in Theory St Nicks could have Been the Main High/Secondary School for KL in its Day............ :wink:

ANY IDEAS ......?
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Re: St NIcholas "Girls " School

Postby EWW » 09 Mar 2008, 11:36

The article I read was dated 1908, so after the Grammar was built Choks.
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Re: St NIcholas "Girls " School

Postby choks » 09 Mar 2008, 11:38

Seems a lot of Kids went there though ...........
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