SK3034 : Mickleover community centre

near to Mickleover, Derby, Great Britain

Mickleover community centre
Mickleover community centre
Mickleover community centre, this was previously a public elementary school which was built in the late 1870ís and admitted the first children in 1881. The school was enlarged in 1905 and the infants were eventually transferred from the existing school in Fennel Street (Limes Avenue) in 1916. The School continued as an all age school until 1948-50, when the senior children were moved to Pastures Hill Secondary Modern or Ashbourne Grammar School. The School then became the junior mixed and infants school with Mr. J.W. Best as headmaster. In 1957 the junior children moved into the new school in Vicarage Road. The school continued until it's closure in 1986. An historical and unusual event occurred at the school back on 7th February 1900, the first children's matinee in British Cinema took place at the school. Why this took place at Mickleover, which never even had a cinema, is not known. It wasn't until 1910 that Derby even had a cinema and sometime after that before regular children's matinees were shown After three years of being empty, Derby City Council decided to give it to the people of Mickleover in 1989, to be used as a Community Centre. There is now an excellent tearoom, staffed by volunteers
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September 2005   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 November, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 30 34 [1000m precision]
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