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Can anyone help with the situation regards education arrangements around the Wroxham Hoveton area circa 1956/1958.  Where would a 7 year old, an 11 year old girl and a 15 year old boy have been taught?  Any memories of local school life at that time? Question

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You could check out the schools from that time on Friends Reunited Bill.

To make ends meet, you’re a slave to money, then you die. Mark

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Bill

I assume the local council would have some details of schools in the area back then.  

Maybe the local papers might also have an archive from which you could pick up details of schools and in deed other features of the area at the time which might be useful for the book.

Mentioning which I can't wait to read, will you be changing your tag to 'J K Maxted'?

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It may come that (No not the Name change) I tried having a look at Friends Reunited but not a lot of help it seems there were two primary schools in Hoveton, St Peter's and St John's and as far as I can tell St John's opened in 1952 There was also a Broadland High School quite where I don't know Stalham?  It also seems likely that 11+ers might also have gone to school in Norwich how did they get there by school bus or did they have rail passes?

None of these schools have any history notes and there are only half a dozen student names for the period in question just to confuse things one primary school child seems to have been enroled in both St John's and St Peter's at the same time Frown

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Bill, did you try contacting the people via friends reunited? they would be a wealth of information in sure, and its only about a fiver to join.
if you explain you would like the info for a book, and ask about anicdotes of their school days, you may get some good food for thought.
i have traced people via this site, and spent a lovely weekend with an old pal down in surrey, after 32 yrs apart, so it does work!

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Hi Bill

Have you thought about contacting a local paper and making an appeal for information. Local newspapers love to run articles on local history and you may well get a very good response from people about various aspects of Broads life and schooling from the period you are interested in.

We did the same thing last year with a London newspaper as we were searching for information on a ginger beer factory owned by one of Kev's relatives from the 1920's-50's and the response from people was phenomenal. People who remembered the place, or worked there were extremely keen to pass on their memories. I also ended up with a stack of old 4pt stone ginger beer jars from the factory too!!


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Hi Bill

The Broadland High School is on Tunstead Road Hoveton.

Following on from AdnamsGirl's suggestion, the local free paper is the

Town and County News
Unit 5 Bank Street
Stalham
Norfolk
NR12 9BA

01692 582287

Editorial and Production Laurence Watts

editorial@leisurepublishing.co.uk

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Sorry can't get the email link to include .uk

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As it's a bit quiet and at risk of sending all back to sleep.

Well I’ve done a little bit of research and clarified the position to fit in with the storyline (at least roughly).

Oldest boy Richard (Dickie) about 15 gained admission to Norwich School and also joins the Norwich Cathedral choir I had him down for 8 O levels English Lit., English Lang. Maths, Geography, Geology, Biology, French and  Economics plus special music tuition  I note that this does not completely correlate to current practice at the school and am wondering what the practice would have been around 1956 I have also made him a county standard gymnast and at the start is the only member of the family was has learnt to sail.

The daughter Alma just turned 11 I have sent to The Broadland High School in Tunstead Road Wroxham, which I think would have then been comparatively new and co-educational. She is a bit of a ‘tom-boy’ but with an artistic talent and a keen interest in photography, which she will develop into a commercial career in later life.  Rather than a box bownie I was going to equip her with an ex WD twin lens reflex camera possibly a Rolleiflex would this be right for the period?  She also is even at a young age a bit of a linguist taking after her mother. I’m just wondering what languages might have been taught at the High school at that time. French presumably anything else? German or possibly Italian given the number of nationals who stayed on after the war?

The youngest lad Arthur is about 7 so I’m assuming he might be at St Johns Primary school Hoverton.  Was this however a junior mixed infants then or would someone of that age have gone to the junior school now occupied by the Rudolf Steiner?  Arthur is a bit of a dreamer with a vivid imagination and a fierce sense of independence bought about by always wanting to keep up with his older siblings.

If anyone has any direct knowledge of these schools or life in the Cathedral Choir in the mid fifties do get in touch either via a posting or a PM. Likewise I would quite like to have my memory jogged about playground games for 7 and 11 year olds in the era also the ‘crazes’ things like “Pez” dispensers for example.


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hi bill, the languages taught were mostly french and latin, german was still frowned upon by some parents and teachers, who were still very anti anything german from the war years.
i remember my grandfather buying a clock which he then found to have 'made in germany' small printed on the face, next thing i know, it was in pieces and he was sanding the offending print off the clock face!
I have sent you a pm, but not sure if they are working properly yet, i keep loosing them after sending! Frown

Julia, from The Hilly Side!

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It got though AOK, Yes I suspect that being a traditional Grammer school Latin was certainly taught at Norwich School but am not so sure about the High School I remember at mine you got taught it for the first couple of years as a foundation to modern languages but then nearly all of us dropped it.  As a work of fiction I don't have to be too slavish but it would be nice the local detail right

'Can you help, the yard does not seem to have given us a key for the water tank... That's because that is the fuel tank' Bill...

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