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Lenton Junior School (1932-1969)

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Photographs

1932 to 1939


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1940 to 1949


Photograph and names provided by Pam Frost

1940-41

1940-41

1946

Photograph and names provided by Shirley Fuller (nee Haynes)

Photograph and names provided by Maureen Hudson (nee Stables)

Photograph and names provided by Ted Marriott.

1947

1948

1949

Photograph and names provided by Maureen Hudson (nee Stables).

Photograph provided by Maureen Hudson (nee Stables).

Photograph courtesy of Ted Marriott.

1949

1949

1949

Photograph submitted by Sandra Arnold.

1949


1950 to 1959


Photograph donated byJacqueline Unstead (nee Byron)

Photograph supplied by Ian Carney.

Photograph donated by Derek Pickersgill

1950

1951

1951

Photograph courtesy of Lorna Grundy (nee Anderson)

1951


Donated by Roy Sidsaff

Photograph submitted by Fred Pinfold

Photograph supplied by Stefan Ashford

1952

1952

1952

Photograph courtesy of Colin Langton & Fred Pinfold

Donated by Jacqueline Unstead (nee Byron)

Photograph supplied by Lorna Grundy (nee Anderson)

1952

1952

1952


Photograph donated by Jacqueline Unstead (nee Byron)

Photograph submitted by Fred Pinfold

Photograph supplied by Stefan Ashford

1953

1953

1953

Donated by Ian Carney

Donated by Ian Carney

1953

1953


Photograph supplied by Stefan Ashford

1954(?)


Photograph submitted by Colin Jackson

Photograph submitted by Lionel Graham

1955

1955


Photograph supplied by Peter G. Swallow

Photograph submitted by Colin Jackson

Photograph submitted by Colin Jackson

1956

1956

1956


Photograph submitted by Colin Jackson

Additional names supplied by Eric Cartwright

1957

1957


Photograph donated by Marian Heather Folland (nee Jackson)

1958


Photograph supplied by Lenton Local History Society

Photograph submitted by David Carnell

Photograph submitted by David Carnell

1959

1959

1959

Photograph submitted by Ian Hardy

Photograph submitted by Susan Crawford (n¢Davis)

Photo donated by Sheila Wheatcroft (sister of Janice Smith)

1959

1959

1959

Photo donated by Sue Hutchings (n¢Cartwright)

Photograph supplied by John Haywood

1959

1959




1960 to 1969

Photograph submitted by Steve Litchfield.

Photo donated by Sue Hutchings (n¢Cartwright)

Photograph supplied by Gordon Jackson

1961

1961

1963

Photo supplied by Fausto Abbate

1964


For INFANT school photographs before 1970 click here
For PRIMARY school photographs from 1970 click here


Memories

Cheryl Dixon


My father, Michael McCulloch, was born in 1945 and would have attended Lenton Junior School during the early 1950s.

Looking through the school photographs I have tried to spot him in some of the class photographs from this era but failed to find him. If anyone was at school with my father and remembers him perhaps they could double check the photographs and let me know if they can find him.



Peter Swallow - England


I left Lenton Junior School in 1959 and should have gone to Margaret Glen-Bott, however my family moved from Dunlop Avenue to Lincolnshire in that year and I attended a grammar school in Grantham instead. I only have good memories of being at school in Lenton, everyone got on well together and there was no bullying or disciplinary problems so prevalent in schools today.

Something I do remember about my primary school education quite clearly is the emphasis placed on handwriting using a steel-nibbed pen loaded with ink by dipping it in an inkwell. We were taught to form letters using Marion Richardson writing patterns - these were printed on cards which we copied. Marion Richardson writing patterns were quite influential at the time and I believe they were still used in schools until the 1980s. The Senrab Street School in Stepney, east London was renamed Marion Richardson Primary School in her memory. By a strange coincidence my father, Geoffrey Swallow, began his teaching career in 1937 at the Senrab Street School.



Barbara Sinclair (Nee Shelton) - England


At the outset of the Second World War I had reached the age of 6 1/2 years and my family lived on Park Street Lenton.

During the war I remember going to Lenton Primary School and if there was an air raid because there was not enough shelters at the school some of us used to have to run home and I was one of them.

During one of these raids I was on my way home with shrapnel from the anti-aircraft guns falling down around me when a bomb landed on the church but did not explode and another landed where Clements Piano warehouse was. It was believed the Germans were after the Ordnance factory or the Power Station.

Other memories of the war were of the rationing in particular the sweets ration, my mother used to only get our sweet ration once a month, and during this time when we had the sweet we would gain extra friends!

Another memory of the war was the National Food Restaurant in the church hall on Church Street, where I used to go and get two puddings instead of school dinners. This was not supposed to be allowed as you were only supposed to get one but we somehow got around the rules.


Tony Ashford - England


I'm trying to find out what became of Mr. Cook of Lenton Junior School. He was there in the mid 1950s.



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