Arkwright School London Road Nottingham

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By H W

Known by locals as "London Road School" Arkwright School stood on the corner of London Road and Kirkwhite Street in the Meadows.

The school entrance was on Kirkwhite Street.

Part of the original building remains today, but most has been demolished.

This page was added by H W on 19/09/2011.
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I went here from 1967 to 1973 The best teacher ever was Mr Parr who was my very last teacher at this school....

By Catherine Potts
On 31/07/2012

yes mr parr was a good teacher.as mr parr died now if so when.he was good to talk to and listen as well,u donot get any more.i was london road school from 1962 till i1966 if like know more call have chat drop me line london road school was the best in my life school dinners.was great

By george oldknow
On 16/02/2013

Mr Hutchinson, Mr Skinner, Miss Raven ??? bet them name rings a bell. George Oldnow mmmm Grainger St or holme street ?

By Philip Cox
On 12/02/2014

I remember Mr Parr and Ms Raven.  I remember playing football on the school yard and the Head Master's opening service prior to the start of each school day.  And remember being asked about Chicago.  I was a student teacher at Arkwright during the winter of 1971-1972.  I was a student at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois USA (near Chicago).  Great memories.

By Dale Olson
On 17/11/2014

I used to love assembly and the music and going to Trent pool to play football. I remember George Oldknow. Lived next door but one on Colsterworth terrace.

By Walter Atkins
On 26/05/2015

I was born in Kirkwhite Street in 1962 I went to Arkwright school til I was six when we moved because they were taking it all down around that time. I lived next door to a chip shop, it was 62a kirkwhite street and also there was some kind of factory across the road and a little corner shop where I would buy crisps for 3 pence what cool memories all the alleyways remain in my memory always. 

By Rosanna Vitale
On 04/12/2015

I was born in Kirkwhite Street in 1962 I went to Arkwright school til I was six when we moved because they were taking it all down around that time. I lived next door to a chip shop, it was 62a kirkwhite street and also there was some kind of factory across the road and a little corner shop where I would buy crisps for 3 pence what cool memories all the alleyways remain in my memory always. 

By Rosanna Vitale
On 04/12/2015

I can remember Mr part & mr Hutchinson & Mrs raven. Do you remember miss bampton or miss proser. I can remember playing football in the school yard. I use to live on Waterway Street does any one remember the marsdens who use to live next to the Griffin pub. What about playing football on the leany.

By Andy woodward
On 05/02/2016

i went to Arkwright Infants from 1961 to 1963 when we moved to Clifton. I remember mr Parr and Miss Pheasant. We lived on Ryehill Cottages. My dad used to drink at the Rifleman on Kirkwhite Street. I also remember the Leaney.

By Tony Cragg
On 07/07/2016

I lived at 23 Colstworth Terrace, The Holt Family, until 1973 when we moved due to demolishing.  My Granny and Auntie, Mrs Reddish And Mrs Gray lived at number 13. Mr Willoughby, The Condrons, Mrs Toon, Mrs Trulove and Mrs Haze were all our neighbours.  Although I don't remember much about Arkwrite Infant School I do remember great times in the Terrace playing with my brother, sister and friends. All the local kids went to Sunday school and Wednesday special at St Saviours Church. George and Dorothy Oldknow and boys lived a few doors from us plus lovely Laddie, Lassie and the dreaded Sultan....their dogs. Sorry Walter Atkins I don't remember you but I was only 8yrs old when we left. 

By Gena Clifton
On 03/11/2016

we lived in The Meadows on St Saviours St, me Rosemary, brothers Owen, Graham, Martin. All three of us went to Arkwright infants and Juniors. I remember Mr Hutchinson, Miss Raven, Miss Prosser, my dad taught me to read and I was reading books from the Teachers Library at aged 7. Now, Math? Forget it! LOL we left The Medders in 1967, and moved to Carlton. Schoolmates were Sharon Truelove David Cobb Graham Love, Christine Schofield, Linda Tunnely, Linda Sales, Tony Spyby, Paul Cumberpatch

By Rosemary Lawrence
On 01/12/2016

I lived in Church terrace St Saviours street    and went to Arkwright infants and juniors    from 1955 to 61   then on to Trent Bridge seniors  I really loved living in the old meadows great place and very good friends there .

 

By Mick Cobb
On 01/12/2016

I lived at 42 melton terr from 1952-1960, the friends I remember are christine bell, janet messom yvonne sherwood,hilary hunt and gwen geacock,I went to Arkwright juniors, the teachers I remember are Mrs Holmes, Mrs Raven Mr Pine , Mr Skinner Mr Spedding, the head was Mr Spencer followed by Mr Hutchinson Mr Spencer always liked the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers to be sung at assembly.

people I remember from school include Carole Rainbow, Christine Childs,Jeffery Swanick and Jacquline Hall 

By Joy Spaven
On 12/01/2017

Sorry I made a mistake the head was not Mr Spencer but Mr Williams, I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

By Joy Spaven
On 15/01/2017

Arkwright school was one of the best sad to see gone 

Happy memories. ..i lived on st saviour st at19,17,

And then  at the top of the street no 3 i remember

The  cobb family 

By Dave Smith
On 17/01/2017

I was born in 68 so was here in 73 with my 3 older siblings. i transfered to the new school and on my last day they asked me to stand up and told the whole school that i was the last very last pupil to leave that had attended London Road.  

By Donna hay
On 20/02/2017

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