|Pinfold Street J.M.I. School was founded in
September 1936 and celebrated its 70th anniversary in
2006 with a number of events, which ended in 2007 with
the publication of the school's first book.
This is a
personal story because I am an ex-pupil, who enjoyed the
warm and friendly atmosphere, the dedication of the
staff, and their support and encouragement. I
affectionately remember many members of staff,
particularly Mr. Scarth, Mr. Mayland, Miss Shuker, and
the unforgettable Miss Haigh.
I visit the school today as an outsider and am
greatly impressed with what I see. Although there have
been many changes since my time there, and much
investment in new buildings and technology, the warm and
friendly atmosphere still survives. The children look
happy to be there and the staff are still as
enthusiastic and dedicated as their predecessors.
For me this is a special school, and always will be.
I'm sure that most ex-pupils will feel the same. I hope
you will enjoy reading what follows, and that it will
re-kindle a few memories from the not too distant past.