Minchenden School

Nineteen Fifty Three. The Second World War was long over, the cold war was going strong. East Germans rose up against their communist government and were summarily defeated; their courage foresaw the bankruptcy of the regime that would enslave them for a further 40 years. The Korean War came to an uneasy cease fire. Dylan Thomas died as did Eugene O'Neill. Francis Crick and James Watson described DNA for the first time, Elizabeth II was crowned and Hilary and Tenzing climbed Everest. Blackpool won the FA Cup with Stanley Matthews in the side.

And one hundred or so 11 year olds started their secondary education at Minchenden Grammar School, Southgate. This site was launched at the 50th reunion of them starting school and is for all Minchenden students and their families and friends. It contains pictures, copies of school memorabilia and anything else that may be of interest.

Now in 2019 the original group is older and still meets regularly in St Albans UK. The web has spread contacts worldwide and others from different school years have discovered the site and contributed content. A London University project on teaching English selected Minchenden as an example of excellence and trip was organized to look round the school in 2013.

Let us know who and where you are and contribute.

Minchenden School Group