Portland Training College

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  • Thanks for these pictures. Caught up with them after seeing archive footage of The Queen and Prince Philip visiting the College last night on East Midlands News, was briefly caught at the end of the programme catching sight of Tom Ashton – 9.4.21
    I spotted my Godfather Tom Ashton in these pictures who was Chairman of the College. My father Dick Pogmore was also brought up attending St Edmund’s at Mansfield Woodhouse!

    By Edward Pogmore (10/04/2021)
  • This is certainly Mr Gill, I was his Secretary from 1962-65!

    By Julia Fox (maiden name Clay) (08/02/2016)
  • You are quite right Tom, John Gill Father of Ken was not only the Organist but the Choir Master, I remember them both from my time  in the Choir, Ken was also a good Organist and a very useful footballer playing for St Edmunds in the North Notts League alongside John Downham and David Butchart, Happy Days.

    By Clifford Burton (26/03/2015)
  • I recognise Ken Gill, old Woodhouse lad on pics 3,4.5,and 6.Was he the first Principal of the Portland Training College? I think his Father was the organist at St Edmunds Church, Mansfield Woodhouse!

    By tom Shead (25/03/2015)

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