Cedars School, Bury Street, Newport Pagnell

Sports in the school playground.

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  • In the ’50s and early ’60s if you looked at the school buildings from Bury Street the left hand end was the Infants with the Nursery, the middle section was the Seniors and the right hand end was the Junior school.

    The Senior school was for all local children who didn’t go to the Grammar or the Tech in Wolverton until Ousedale, the new Secondary school, was built when the Infants and Junior schools could use the vacated central spaces.

    Small bottles of milk were delivered daily and left in the playground and at morning break we all had to drink a bottle – that turned me off milk for life as they were freezing in winter and had gone horrible for being left in the sun in summer.

    The school toilets were in the playground and in winter were often frozen.

    Before the Youth Club was built with it’s large playing field in Wolverton Road we were walked over to Bury Field in pairs for sports and took great delight in trying to pick up cow pats and bring them back into school for the nature table.

    Every summer there were big sports and country dancing events at The Park in Wolverton where all the local schools competed against each other.

    By Dianne Sutton (21/02/2018)

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