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Did you attend the Henry Gotch Schools in Kettering?

Published: Tuesday, 12th January 2016

Do you have any items that would be perfect for a Manor House Museum exhibition on the schools?

The Manor House Museum, are looking to borrow items about the Henry Gotch schools, Kettering, for a forthcoming exhibition at the Museum. Do you have any items that relate to the schools? Perhaps you’ve kept your old school exercise books, school trip memorabilia, crafts you made or even your old PE uniform! Museum staff are particularly interested to find objects from the Henry Gotch Secondary School. 

The exhibition opens in March 2016 but to help plan the exhibition staff would be looking to collect suitable objects by early February 2016. All objects will be returned at the end of the exhibition in June 2016. 

If you have any items that you may think are suitable for the exhibition then please contact Emma Buckler, Cultural and Leisure Services Manager at Kettering Borough Council on 01536 535 605 or via email at museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate and Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: 

“At the Manor House Museum we’re always trying to display new and interesting exhibitions with a local perspective. The Henry Gotch schools have educated many local people over the years and this exhibition will provide a fantastic chance to take a walk through memory lane and recall an important part of your childhood.”

Cllr Lesley Thurland, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture, said:

“We all have memories of our school days, which can be great to look back on. Do you have anything that captures your memory of Henry Gotch School well, that you would be happy to share with others in this interesting exhibition? We’d love to hear from you!”