A meeting point to unite Old Mundellans *
(Hint: Looking for an old friend - try typing their name into the search box in the top right of the screen and see if they have been here before or if their name has been mentioned on the site)
The Mundella website, replacement of the Mundella Old Scholars' Association, has managed at last to get a new poppy wreath on the WW1 memorial at St Mary's in the Lace Market.
Having searched for years for what was popularly supposed to be a similar WW2 Memorial, we found a small item in an old School magazine which stated that MOSA had launched an appeal, not for a solid memorial, but for funds to send 2 pupils every year to Europe in memory of those who died in WW2. Sadly there had been a poor response, and we can only assume that the idea was abandoned. It seems unlikely therefore that there was ever a solid memorial, unless anyone has any photos? So we've mocked up the 1945 magazine cover, and placed 2 sheets in it with all the names we know.
If you get chance to go and see it, please do; there are lots of other interesting items in the Church, but check service times online.
Mundella 1939ers et al - 2019 Luncheon Dates
I have fixed the dates for the 2019 Pub Lunches. They will be at the “Wollaton” Pub, (formerly called the “Willoughby”), Lambourne Drive, Wollaton, NG8 1GR. (Tel: (0115) 928 8610).
The dates are always on a Thursday, from 12 noon to around 2.00 pm and for 2019 are:
21st March 6th June 3rd October 28th November
The Wollaton Pub like some idea of the numbers attending, therefore, can I say I will count you ‘in’, unless I hear from you in the days prior to the luncheon.
Bill and I have moved and our new address is: – 5, Old Acres, Woodborough, Notts. NG14 6ES. Our telephone and e-mail details remain the same. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2019.
Brief History of the Mundella 39ers
Our Luncheon Club was started around the mid 1990’s by a group who attended the first of Alan Jennings’ Re-Unions and it transpired they all started Mundella in 1939 (hence our name) and almost immediately the school was evacuated to Stamford in Lincolnshire because the Education Authorities thought Nottingham would be bombed at the start of WWII. It wasn’t, so after six months they returned to Nottingham ….and then the City was bombed!
Bill and I joined the luncheon group in 1998/9 respectively as we retired. I took over as Organiser in 2007 from Don Nettleton, who’d run it for a number of years. I have some of the old records, and at one time there were thirty names of attendees! Last year our original remaining 39ers retired as they were in their 90th year. Naturally, our numbers have diminished, but I will try to keep it going if everyone is still happy to attend. Looking forward to meeting up with you in 2019.