Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Welcome and Index



Hello and welcome to this blog about The former City of Coventry boarding school at Cleobury Mortimer, also known as Wyre Farm Camp School. The former school is of course now known as the Pioneer Centre.  The school is part of a wider social history of camp schools created in 1939 by the National Camps Corporation (NCC) and was one of 50 proposed and 39 actual Camp schools - you can read more on the post about National camp schools.


This post will ride on top as an intro - so scroll down for both new and older posts or - click - Index 
IMPORTANT - INDEX HAS BEEN MOVED TO ITS OWN PAGE - CLICK LINK HERE AND OPEN IN A NEW TAB OR CLICK ON INDEX IN THE MENU ABOVE.


INDEX TO POSTS - The reason I've moved the index is that the list was getting a bit big - it now has its own page. I've arranged all the posts into categories to make material easier to find. i suggest you open the index in a separate tab so you can move between pages more easily. (The Newest posts are also in the sidebar).


The discussion has been going on via 2 Facebook pages - I Survived Wyre Farm School (the school's original name) and on City of Coventry School. Memories have been used, interestingly, to re-explore the area, look into aspects of local history and geography and how the area and the school has changed over the years. Stand alone pages in the tabs Above - About - School Photos - List of Pupils 64 -66 etc.

Bookmark this site then it's easy to find.
CONTRIBUTIONS - of Thoughts / Photos or Information  can be sent to us via e mail at  wyrefarmed@gmail.com

NEW WYREFARM PHOTO BLOG - I've created a new blog just for the relevant photos of the school without all the blurb (except necessary annotations). It's new and therefore developing but will group together all the photos of the school, pupils, sports, staff, area. Link is http://wyrefarmphotos.blogspot.co.uk/


The Webbs c 1957 


Charles Joyce c 1967 (Note the Coat of Arms design changed!)



Lauri Lindsay c 1968


ALL THE PHOTOS ON THIS SITE ARE IN THE PICASA ALBUM HERE 







The Value of the Site
Some times our memories don't match the facts identically. The internet has united us geographically and provided the means to share and compare memories with pupils who may have been at the school at different times / decades. The internet has also provided the means to look things up, check facts, identify locations and find out it's history. So - far from just a nostalgic look back on our youth, there is some real learning and research going on and the building of a much bigger picture!

Trev Teasdel


YOU CAN VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS ON THIS BLOG VIA THE SLIDESHOW BELOW OR GOING TO THE PICASA ALBUM HERE


4 comments:

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  3. I went to this between 1968 to 73. Full of sadistic right wing bigoted Tory loving teachers. Probablly expalains why i became a life long atbieet and Marxist.

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    1. There was at least one left wing teacher but from the late 50's /early 60's - English teacher Colin Partridge who left because he thought the school could be organised differently. His name was Colin Partridge and there are a couple of posts on here that are quite interesting if you look in the index on here -scroll down to Teachers and Learning Curves.

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