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Memories of school shared in project
2:30pm Saturday 27th October 2012 in News
PUPILS past and present turned out to share their memories of Mickleton School as part of a community archive project.
About 30 people turned out to King George’s Hall, Mickleton, to share photographs of the old school, which was built in the 1850s, and to share memories of their time as pupils.
Many people who attended were third generation families.
One boy, Charlie Ball, will be the fifth generation in his family to attend the school when he joins in 2013.
The day was part of the Mickleton Community Archive project which will create a legacy for future residents by using photos and audio which will end up as an online archive.
Mickleton received a £40,100 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create the archive which will be made through a series of monthly events with the local community.
Jenny Toates, who attended the day, said: “Many talked of Mr Niblett, who arrived at the school as head teacher in 1930 and stayed 30 years until 1960. A significant number of individuals were identified on the archive photographs shown and a wide variety of memories collected.
“The majority attending this event looked back upon their school days in Mickleton with very fond memories.”
For details about the Community Archive or to volunteer, call Barry Metcalfe on 01386 438065.