The summer of 1974 – 40 years on
2nd Bulletin - Context
Do you remember the summer of 1974? If you are a pupil at LCHS, definitely not! But your older family members and neighbours might do.
Outside Lincoln, 1974 was the year when there were two general elections, Lincolnshire girl Margaret Thatcher was Minister of Education, the first McDonald’s opened in the UK and Manchester United were relegated from the First Division, now known as the Premier League.
Reorganisation of secondary schools was high on the agenda and so 1974 was a very important year for Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School This is the year when two selective and two non-selective schools came together on this Wragby Road site.
The four predecessor schools were:
Lincoln School in these buildings
The Lincoln Christ’s Hospital Girls’ High School on Lindum Hill, recently used for Further Education Art teaching and now being converted for the University Technology College
St Giles Secondary Modern School for Boys, now home of the Chad Varah Primary replacing both St.Giles Infants and Myle Cross Juniors
Myle Cross Secondary Modern School for Girls, later Myle Cross Juniors and now the base for the Lincolnshire School Improvement Services
In the next six months we will like to remember and celebrate these dramatic days through official records and the memories of the people in any of the five schools who were involved, staff and pupils alike.
There will be articles on the school website and displays at Heritage Open Day (13th September) and on Open Evening (16th September). There may be stories in the local media and other events.
Mr.Williams , Hon.Archivist