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Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Remember, Remember, Father Henry Garnet, O.N. by Guest Blogger William Ruff It is at this time of the year in particular that we remember a man who is perhaps the High School’s most historically important former pupil. When Henry Garnet … Continue reading

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Seven Stories is 10 Years Old

No, that is not a grammatical error. Seven Stories is the home for British children’s literature, the National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle. Housed in what used to be a Victorian mill with beautiful views of the Ouseburn River, … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary of VE Day

Friday 8 May 2015 was the anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking 70 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. Our records show that this school lost over 90 past pupils between 1939 and 1945 out … Continue reading

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William Howe of Langar (1729-1814)

Information about past Nottingham (High) School pupils prior to our 1807 registers, can come through to us from the most unexpected sources. Last November, I had an enquiry from the historian and writer Julie Flavell concerning a reference to William … Continue reading

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Harry Goodwin is 100.

      This happy boy is Harry Goodwin, son of a local grocer who came to the school aged 12 in 1927 after his family’s return from South Africa, the country of his birth. His father had fought in the … Continue reading

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Nottingham. UNESCO City of Literature

You may have heard that Nottingham is bidding to become the 2015 UNESCO City of Literature. Nottingham has a very strong case having produced more than a fair share of quality authors over the past few centuries and a vibrant cultural … Continue reading

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Clothes maketh the man

  This Nottingham High School Old Boy’s Society car badge once sat proudly on the polished Rover belonging to Geoffrey Harris, a pupil of the school from 1924 to 1931 who became a master tailor and produced fine suits for … Continue reading

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500 Happy Returns

Nottingham High School celebrated the five hundredth anniversary of its first day of teaching on February 1st 2013. Every member of the school, teachers, pupils and support staff, were asked to write a short description of what they had done in any given part of … Continue reading

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Time Capsule

Several months ago Paul the Gardener suggested that, should we plant a tree to mark the 500th Anniversary, we might think about planting a time capsule with it.  We have been on this site for almost 150 years of our 500 year history. There … Continue reading

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Balls, Boots and Players.

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