The summer of 1974 – 40 years on!
4th Bulletin - Requests
We would like to look at the study of 1974 in two parts:
Part 1: May to July 2014 – life in the four schools from May to July 1974
September to December 2014 – life in the newly merged Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School from September to December 1974
Mr Harrod and Mr Williams would like welcome engagement from anyone who has studied or worked at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School since the merger:
1. Memories of the summer and autumn 1974: Some have already been recorded. Mr.Behenna wrote a splendid memoir, "A New School on Old Foundations" in 1992, with his headmasterly narrative of those early years. It will be drawn on heavily in the months ahead. However, we would really like to supplement this text with views from the chalk-face and classroom desks of staff and pupils alike.
In particular, we would welcome accounts from:
- people working or studying in one of the four schools about to be merged and what it was like as things came to an end in the summer of 1974;
- people working or studying in the newly formed Lincoln Christ's Hospital School and stories of the new dawn in the autumn of 1974;
What do you remember about the summer of 1974 as your existing school was closed ?
What was it like at LCHS in those first few weeks ?
2. Photographs of any group or event in or after 1974, especially in the first decade when Arthur Behenna was headmaster. It would be ideal if such photos were dated, titled and had the names of the people written lightly on the back.
Perhaps current pupils can research through relatives, find out through family or nag a neighbour. Perhaps current staff can contact a now retired former colleague
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you
P.Harrod and C.Williams, the Archive Team