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Offline Tamm6y

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Re: Upbury Manor
« Reply #89 on: June 12, 2014, 22:35:29 »
I was a pupil at Upbury Manor from 1958 - 1962 and can remember sitting on the grass on a lovely sunny day last day of term. Mr Mc Vie was great. Haven't been back to Gillingham for years.

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Re: Upbury Manor
« Reply #88 on: June 11, 2014, 10:17:04 »
That sounds a good reason for the name ,thank you .
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Re: Upbury Manor
« Reply #87 on: June 10, 2014, 18:44:17 »
When I was interred there we were told that the main gate stood where the main/manor house from Upbury farm once stood. Could it be that?

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Re: Upbury Manor
« Reply #86 on: June 10, 2014, 15:50:38 »
I wonder if anyone knows where the name 'Upbury Manor' came from, it seems rather an unusual name for the school .
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Re: Upbury Manor
« Reply #85 on: June 10, 2014, 14:53:37 »
Have just found confirmation. The school was opened in April 1957 and had just 270 pupils. Mr James McVie was Headmaster.
I was among the first intake of pupils when it opened in 1957, after leaving Arden Street at the end of the Summer term 1956, then after the holidays in the September of 1956 those pupils earmarked for the new school were accommodated in an annex attached to Skinner Street Infants School, there must've been other such enclaves dotted around the other schools in the area.
I have a school report for half year ending Feb' 57 that`s headed "Great Lines Secondary School". The school was never actually called that (it was just a provisional name until the powers that be settled on a name). The following report is for the Summer term 1957 and is headed Upbury Manor Secondary School (yes I still have my school reports, sad ennit).
I think we spent 2 terms in the annex before moving to the new school proper, so April sounds about right, it was the start of the summer term.

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« Reply #84 on: May 29, 2014, 16:59:11 »
The Sports Hall, gyms and changing rooms have now been demolished. Here's a photo showing the current progress of demolition. The ground floor was the canteen, the first floor used to be the Library years ago, and the top floor was last used for Modern Languages?, I think.

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Re: Upbury Manor
« Reply #83 on: May 25, 2014, 12:43:40 »
Have just found confirmation. The school was opened in April 1957 and had just 270 pupils. Mr James McVie was Headmaster.

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« Reply #82 on: May 25, 2014, 11:19:28 »
I'm not 100% sure, but was told (years ago) that it opened in 1957. I went there in January 1961 when we moved up from Thanet, I remember it was 'new' but not THAT new then.
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« Reply #81 on: May 25, 2014, 10:35:37 »
Please can anyone remember what year the school was built and opened ?

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« Reply #80 on: August 15, 2013, 16:27:36 »
Thanks for the picture Sad Git, that's how I remember the place. I can see one of my old classrooms. Not a bad place, the cane did hurt but at least the punishment was quickly over and done with.  :)

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Re: Upbury Manor
« Reply #79 on: July 28, 2013, 12:20:28 »
What a sorry sight. Those temporary cabins/classrooms are plonked right in the middle of what was the upper school (third year and above) playground in the late sixties.

Here's a picture of what the lower school playground looked like in 1968...


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« Reply #78 on: July 17, 2013, 15:35:45 »
When I was there (1967 -1972) it was the middle school playground, next to the lower field where the girls played hockey. Middle school building was built on the field, moved into that building when I was in my 5th year.
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« Reply #77 on: July 16, 2013, 14:46:40 »
This area is known as "The Quad" (or Quadrangle). When I first went to Upbury Manor in the mid 80's the red mobiles weren't there and it was used as the first year playground. The area withe the trees and pond was just grass and bushes then, but it was later made into a garden area.


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« Reply #76 on: November 02, 2012, 18:08:07 »
He wanted to know who the “white livered slimy reptile “ was!!  :) :) :)

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Re: Upbury Manor
« Reply #75 on: November 01, 2012, 15:30:14 »
I remember Mr Rye (Cyril) sprawled over the lecturn after morning assembly, telling us boys what miserable scum we were every time something got damaged in the school. This, as you can guess, was normally when they hadn't a clue who caused the damage but thought somebody may own up, as if. (early to mid 60s)

 

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