Buildings in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England
This page is devoted to showing photos of, and giving a little information about, some of the schools in Newark-on-Trent, England, but it is by no means comprehensive, and will be added to from time to time. It is an adjunct to my main Newark page.
These two photos (47,172 bytes and 54,327 bytes respectively), taken on 25th December 1999, show two different views of this pair of school buildings. It was opened as Barnby Road Elementary School in 1904 to replace the Church of England Parish School (now part of The Mount School) which could no longer cope with the number of pupils, and was expanded in 1938. It took children from age 5 in the infants department (a separate building, on the right of the first picture), and they left the school at age 14, rising to 15 when the school leaving age was raised in the 1940s. Later the senior school became Magdalene High School, taking children from 11 to 16, with juniors transferred to a new school across the road. The whole school has now been closed, and the senior part has been demolished and replaced by housing.
The third photo (70,841 bytes) shows some of the staff at the school sports day in 1953 or 1954. The people standing, left to right, are: Harry Hicken, Bill Williams, Ted Baines, Miss Craddock, Mrs. Hodson, with Jessie Taylor seated in front. My thanks to Mrs. Mary Clifton (then a teacher known as Miss Cleghorn) for supplying me with this photo and the names.
This fourth photo (228,992 bytes) shows class J4 of 1952-3. Some of the people pictured are believed to be:
Back row: Mr. Mablestone, ?, ?, ?, Jim Henson, Wendy Swinscoe, ?, ?, Michael Garratt, Janet Rushby, ?, Pearl White.
Second row from back: Paul Derrick, Doeann Hawk, Lily Bartlett, Andrea Louth, ?, ?, ?, ?, Lillian Thirlby, Isabelle Reynolds, Janet Henderson, ?.
Third row from back: ?, Ann Roberts, June Tyler, ?, ?, Terry Henderson, ?, Elise Wells, ?, ?, ?, ?, Jean Pratt, Colin Bailey.
Front row: Michael or Derrick Mawson, Ronald Rushby, ?, Anthony Brock, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Anthony Quinn.
My thanks to Wendy Wilson (née Swinscoe) for supplying the photo and the names.
These two photos (92,201 and 94,509 bytes respectively) show each end of the hall which was the main room in the original Magnus Grammar School, founded by Thomas Magnus in 1531. The room was (and still is) lit from a high window along one side (on the left of the first picture). The opposite wall was the outside of the building, facing Appleton Gate, but is now almost entirely hidden from view behind newer building. The photos were taken on 13th January 2001.
This school, with its very long frontage, faces the ends of several of the roads which link London Road with Earp Avenue. It was built in 1909 to replace the old school in Appleton Gate (see above). There are additional buildings and playing fields to the rear of the building shown. These photos (16,901 and 16530 bytes respectively) were taken on 14th September 2002.
This school, now renamed Oliver Quibell Infants' School, is on the Hawtonville Estate, just round the corner from the end of Carlton Road. This photo (22,888 bytes) was taken on 13th July 2003.
This photo (25,684 bytes) shows the pupils at the annual prize-giving in summer 1953. [Photo of the school itself to follow, when I get it taken!]
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