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Ripon Training College - Miss Valentine Hall

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  1. Margaret Roberts

    Margaret Roberts New Member

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    Hi

    I am looking for any memories and photos that anyone may have of the Principal of the college in the 1950 Miss Valentine Norah Hall - she was also the Vice Principal of Crewe Training College previously and then went on to St Marys TC in Cheltenham

    Would love to hear from anyone thank you so much
    Margaret
     
  2. arthurk

    arthurk Well-Known Member

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    Hi Margaret, and welcome.

    The Ripon Training College merged with York St John in 1975, and it is now known as York St John University - more details at
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    https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/about/york-st-john-history/
    (I don't know if the Ripon campus is still in use - it doesn't seem to be mentioned on the university site apart from on this History page.)

    The National Archives catalogue shows that some of the college records are kept in their own archive - website and contact details at
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    https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/ils/
    
    https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/ils/contact/
    If they don't have what you're looking for, they might know who would.
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - 25th May 1954

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    My mum was at Ripon, qualifying in 1943 - so perhaps too early to be of interest to you. The only names I know are Smith, Cochland & Johnstone.

    In case it helps, this is a photo of the staff:
    D058.jpg

    Jane
     
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  5. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    This very poor picture appeared in the Birmingham Daily Post of the 3rd May 1962 (British Newspaper Archives) in connection with a visit by the Queen Mother to Cheltenham. Nothing to do with her time at Ripon, but it may be of interest.

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  6. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Just had a bit of a google of Ripon and came across a thirty minute film of the college taken in 1955 yorkshirefilmarchive.com
    Ripon Training College 1955.Title - The Training College, Ripon.
    Film ID YFA 7
    It apparently shows student and teachers.
    Can’t send link on my iPad, sorry but certain someone will be able to do that for you if you haven’t already seen the footage.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    What a wonderfully evocative piece of film, all so 'proper' and, going by the photo from the paper, Miss Hall appears quite often in the early part. I particularly like the bit in the gardens - fancy gardening dressed like that :rolleyes: As for the gymnastics..... I also noticed that when they visited the seaside, the name of the coach company was 'Bay Horse Coaches'...:D

    Shame it's silent.
     
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  8. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Glad you enjoyed it. I didn’t download it but might later. :)
     
  9. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Appropos of nothing, the lady in the light blouse, 3rd along middle row, may have been my English teacher in 2nd year High going on appearances. I'm sure she wasn't but so nice to remind myself of her.
     
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