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 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

A lot of memories from long ago London RD school 55 to 61 Hello Mick cobb long time no see best wishes dave

By D Smallwood
On 08/11/2017

I lived on London road My brother David and I remember so many of the names who have put something in this In this posting . We know George Oldknow very well and his brothers David and Brian, The Truloves lived at the  top end of Colsterworth terrace, I went to school with Antonio Vitale he had a younger brother I think, I remember Andy Woodward and John Marsden, I have such fond memories of the Meadows and the people there. Any one remember Christeen Smith ..Paterick Swinton..KENS shop on glebe street. The Cobb Family..Do you remember Kieth and Gary Green, they lived next to the paper shop on Arkwright street, How abot Cive Mcquin and his brother ?David Lamb? I remember Mr Parr at arkwright school he was a welsh chap , I got ran over by a car on Glebe street and Mr Parr can to my house to see how I was doing ,, he was a lovely man.. well I hope you are all well and happy.. Hope to hear from any of you who remember  me and David.... best wishes

By Philip Hotchkiss
On 09/01/2018

I can remember you Joy , I was in the same class as you with Mick Betts , Geof Thorpe , Ian Beef Raisin , Diane Fergi , Carol Rainbow & Leslie Marshall . Another of our teachers was Mrs Johnson , I think you used to put the kettle on for them at break time ? Can you remember the hand brothers Brian and Clifford I think ?. Brian drowned in London rd canal , so sad around 56-57. I hung around up your street Joy , Melton street with Eddie Wood. I remember Bell family Leslie Bell and Pat Jarvis . We would shout Jamjar jamjar , she chased us. I think if she caught us she would of killed us . I lived on Ryehill Terrace. Well glad to know there’s someone alive from my era !! John Hawley

By John Hawley
On 21/01/2018

I lived at 47 kirk white street from 1958 to 1968ish.   I lived next to a chip shop.   I remember playing on queens drive park, catching the bus on ArKwright street on a Saturday to go to the ABC pictures in town for the kids show.  I too went to Arkwright Street school.   I remember my classmates,   Michael Dwayne, Christopher Peacock, Diane Marshall, Karen Whittington, Paul Smith.   I remember going to the corner shop opposite to get my bag of threpenny mix sweets.   I remember walking to the gardens on the trent embankment where i found a stray dog (there were loads in those days). I bought it all the way home and asked my mum if i could keep it.   She said no, so i had to take it all the way back and "lose it"  . I cried all the way home!.

By Tina Martin
On 08/08/2019

I went to this school in early sixties

Loved it.    My classmates were paul smith, Michael Dwayne, karen whittington, diane marshall, lorna smith and christopher peacock.  I also remember Mr Parr. Loved him.   

By Tina Martin
On 08/08/2019

I remember you Joy, my name is Hilary Davidson nee Hunt, you lived right at the top of Melton Terrace, I lived at Taylor's Cottages, sounds posh but you know it certainly wasn't,  I also remember all those names,and their family,  do you remember Beryl Bobbin and her Polish husband, they ran the small beer off in the street, I remember a Pat Jarvis who always used to knock on our door to swap comics, she was a lot older than us, Mr and Mrs Pratt used to be at the bottom of your terrace, poor woman.and it's only now at this age that we realise her disfigurement  was a stroke, which we then didn't understand,  I do remember Arkwight Street school and Mr Skinner, I then went on to Trent  bridge school for girls,  a lot of memories there too, I could go on forever with all the places and people that I remember,  it would be lovely to hear from any one else who remembers me, hope that you are well Joy

By Hilary Davidson
On 01/10/2019

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