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by dave
Tue 25 Apr, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Hertford's Past
Topic: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)
Replies: 15
Views: 13139

Re: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)

Many thanks for your help I will contact them both,the Scouts and the AirCadets today.We had the Herts and Beds Cadets at Goldings and after the 2nd World War a Air Cadets Force,which used to train at Pansanger, but the Air Cadets was finished when I arrived 1962-65, again many thanks Dave, Goldings.
by dave
Mon 17 Apr, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Hertford's Past
Topic: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)
Replies: 15
Views: 13139

Re: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)

This will be 50 years since Dr Barnardo's closed Goldings,the William Baker Technical School. Since 1957 Goldings Old Boys and Staff have had a School Re-Union every year, and for the last 10 years it has been held at Sele Farm Community Centre. As this year has been 50 years since the close we are ...
by dave
Fri 30 May, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Hertford's Past
Topic: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)
Replies: 15
Views: 13139

Re: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)

Thanks Marilyn for that I have changed the article in question on our site to suit. Sorry I took so long to reply but have had trouble logging on, any more don't hesitate to let me know. I would sooner be told and have it correct
Thanks again.
Dave
by dave
Sat 25 Jan, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Hertford's Past
Topic: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)
Replies: 15
Views: 13139

Re: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)

YE OLDE GOLDYNGS A recently published book, "The Carrington Diary", by W. Branch Johnson, gives an interesting account of rural life in our district as it was 160 years ago. Having been inspired by this peep into the past, one felt a desire to probe into still more remote times in search o...
by dave
Sat 25 Jan, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Hertford's Past
Topic: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)
Replies: 15
Views: 13139

Re: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)

Reprint from the first "Goldonian" The Rev. F. C. Macdonald who was Governor of our School in 1927, has very kindly given me permission to reproduce his letter to the Editor of the first edition of THE GOLDONIAN ever published: "1st March, 1927" "Dear Mr. Editor, "It is...
by dave
Sat 25 Jan, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Hertford's Past
Topic: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)
Replies: 15
Views: 13139

Re: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)

Goldings Old Boy writes from Canada Readers of THE GOLDONIAN may be interested to read a letter from a Goldings old boy: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 10th February, 1959. Dear Mr. Millar, The enclosed newspaper is a recent copy published in the community where I am a resident. I am sen...
by dave
Fri 20 Dec, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Hertford's Past
Topic: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)
Replies: 15
Views: 13139

Re: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)

JANUARY 1936 CHRISTMAS-TIDE AT GOLDINGS THE festive season at Goldings was ushered in on Sunday evening, 22nd December, when the choir sung appropriate carols, very well rendered, and the Governor read the immortal story of "Scrooge," which was listened to with wrapt attention by the Schoo...
by dave
Tue 17 Dec, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Hertford's Past
Topic: GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)
Replies: 15
Views: 13139

GOLDINGS (The William Baker Technical School)

Goldings was opened in April 1922 as The William Baker Technical School, for boys from Dr Barnardo's who had shown that they were in need of a trade and were capable of being taught. In it's early days it housed 300 boys (it was a boys school only) who lived and learn't their trade there. In the beg...

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