Cedars School, Bury Street, Newport Pagnell

Sports in the school playground.

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  • I attended this school from 1963 to 1969. One lasting memory was when a film crew filmed parts of the school play ground. I remember watching the film when it was released on television ( I wish I could remember it’s title). In one of the shots there’s me playing and when I turned around my shirt tail was sticking out. My Mum was so disappointed that I’d ruined by screen debut!

    By Simon Bradford (19/03/2021)
  • I attended this school from 1949 until April 1952 My abiding memory is the morning of the death of the King.We had to take our shoes off and then went into the main area where we were told of his death.If I remember we were then sent home.
    I lived at Priory Lodge with my twin sister.I visited the town with my wife about 1975 and I took my wife to see the Lodge only to find that it had been demolished.
    Another main memory of my childhood in Newport was fishing in the canal and the Christmas lights.Great memories.

    By Tom Cox (17/01/2021)
  • 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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