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Stevenage Hilltop / Larwood School late 1970s

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HeresHowItHappened Tue 19-May-20 19:58:39

Did anyone on MN attend here in the late 70s?

It was actually a boys school but did take a few female pupils in too.

DollyDoneMore Tue 19-May-20 19:59:28

Is this Friends Reunited.

HeresHowItHappened Tue 19-May-20 20:00:48

No. More serious.

Lockheart Tue 19-May-20 20:03:27

I think you're in the wrong place OP. You'd be better off searching social media or setting up your own page.

HeresHowItHappened Tue 19-May-20 20:05:36

@Lockheart why do you think a public forum is the wrong place?

HeresHowItHappened Tue 19-May-20 20:09:48

There was a lesser known abuse history in the late 1970s.

Anyone on MN attend or work at the school during this time?

Lockheart Tue 19-May-20 20:14:50

@HeresHowItHappened because this forum is called Am I Being Unreasonable, not Old School Peers United.

Secondly, people at school in the 1970s (let alone those who were adults and working there at the time) are likely to have adult children and are much less likely to frequent a website called Mumsnet. You're targeting the wrong group.

You'd be better off starting a twitter hashtag or using social media.

UnitedRoad Tue 19-May-20 20:18:28

I think there are lots of older people on here. I was born in 1971, and I know there are lots of others my age and older.

gingganggooleywotsit Tue 19-May-20 20:19:37

There are lots of older people on here!

Lockheart Tue 19-May-20 20:22:46

Of course there are lots of older people on here, but it's not the primary demographic is it?

UnhappyMondays Tue 19-May-20 20:39:10

Ignore the self-appointed thread police OP. I can’t help/wasn’t there, but I wish you luck.

HeresHowItHappened Tue 19-May-20 22:42:37

@Lockheart People start threads on AIBU for the traffic, don’t you know that?

There will have been plenty of kids age around 10 who would have been at the school in the late 70s who are now in their early 50s. Mumsnet isn’t all 31 year old women in Boden tunics from Islington y’know.

Fluffybutter Tue 19-May-20 22:48:16

I am ‘near’ but was only born in the 80’s . I can ask around for you ?

HoneysuckIejasmine Tue 19-May-20 23:01:40

I grew up in Stevenage and I've never even heard of it. Google tells me it's the special school on Webb Rise. Was that not Lonsdale School before it moved to the Marriotts site?

Was it called Larwood back in the 1970s, or should I be asking acquaintances about Lonsdale?

HeresHowItHappened Fri 22-May-20 00:39:13

It was called Hilltop School in the 70s, changed to Larwood later.

www.thecomet.net/news/school-carer-in-child-sex-abuse-case-found-dead-1-295922

TheFormidableMrsC Fri 22-May-20 00:46:54

Larwood is a special school now. I know a few kids who attend but not the history. I'd direct you to local Facebook pages, you may get a better response.

TheFormidableMrsC Fri 22-May-20 00:48:43

OP there is a FB page called "Old Memories of Stevenage". I'd definitely try that. Good luck.

Fluffybutter Fri 22-May-20 09:55:12

@Lockheart what a twatty thing to say , why not just ignore the thread ?!
And I think you will find a massive age range on here and shock horror ! some aren’t even parents shock

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