Trinity House Naval School Hull

alan ward
5th October 2011, 15:55
My old man Ted Ward was a pupil at THNS until he went to sea in 1942,just in time for the end of the Battle of the Atlantic,he was just turned 16 when he joined Turnbull Scotts Empire Summer and sailing as a 3rd.Mate by 19.Can anyone tell what dispensation of sea-time did THNS boys receive and what,if any, time did they get for the war?

retraite
6th October 2011, 18:02
Hello Ted
Actual title is: Hull Trinity House Navigation School
Six months remission of sea service after satisfactorily completing three years at the school
Have no idea what dispensation if any was given for war service

I was a cadet at Trinity House 08, Sept. 1958 to 09, Jan. 1962

Plumber
9th October 2011, 14:53
Hi Ted,
I was at THNS 1946-1949

alan ward
12th October 2011, 16:46
There is nothing I would like more than to let Dad know about this site,sadly he crossed the bar in 2006 aged 80 still calling the floor the deck,ceilings deckheads and holidays leave.

BHART
9th December 2012, 17:05
Hi my name is Brian Hart, I went to Trinity House Navigation School from March 1970 until July 1973.
If any old boys from those years are still around it would be great to hear from you.
It was sad to hear that the school has now moved from the old buildings on the docks.

Brian.

John Dryden
22nd June 2013, 21:34
The school is still there but not for much longer.Closure is imminent as the pupils move to the new school next term
A bit late in the day but anyone can have a last look round next weekend at the old place.Don,t think I,ll be going..get enough nostalgia on here!
This link gives you the details if anyone fancies it.

http://www.parentpayshop.co.uk/schools/8104622/index.html

ray ledger
14th July 2013, 20:35
The school is still there but not for much longer.Closure is imminent as the pupils move to the new school next term
A bit late in the day but anyone can have a last look round next weekend at the old place.Don,t think I,ll be going..get enough nostalgia on here!
This link gives you the details if anyone fancies it.

http://www.parentpayshop.co.uk/schools/8104622/index.html

i was at trinity house from 1959 to 1963 it is indeed sad to learn that the school no longer exists on posterngate. It had so much history and charachter.

Captain Smurf
14th February 2014, 20:28
I was a cadet from 1973-1976, and back again from 1984-1988 as Signals Instructor after Nobby retired.

I am a member of the Old Boys' Association and I started a Facebook group for the Association last year.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hull.Trinity.House.School.OBA/

Morto
26th April 2014, 21:16
I was a cadet from 1973-1976, and back again from 1984-1988 as Signals Instructor after Nobby retired.

I am a member of the Old Boys' Association and I started a Facebook group for the Association last year.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hull.Trinity.House.School.OBA/

I remember Nobby when he took us for signals at Boulevard nautical school, before they joined together

Farmer John
26th April 2014, 21:46
I remember Nobby when he took us for signals at Boulevard nautical school, before they joined together

I didn't know they joined, I was at Boulevard about 1964 and loved most of it.

Morto
26th April 2014, 23:35
As I understand it, they merged sometime in the early to mid seventies, I could be wrong, but that's what I have heard
David

howardang
27th April 2014, 13:21
As I understand it, they merged sometime in the early to mid seventies, I could be wrong, but that's what I have heard
David

I took all my tickets at the Boulevard between 1964 and 1970 and although separate colleges we shared the admirable services of Nobby for signals! Sometimes his sessions were held at Boulevard, sometimes at Trinity House. Shortly after I took masters in 1970 Boulevard moved to the new college building in George Street which has since last year has become the new home of Trinity House.

Howard

Ian Michael Scott
21st January 2015, 18:34
I was a cadet at Trinity House from 1963 to 1967 when I left to join BP, 'Charlie' Eddon was the Headmaster.
I went back for the open weekend before they finally moved but it was very disappointing, very little of the school that I remembered was intact! The whole ethos of the place had changed and even the church parade on the Sunday was a very poor imitation.
If there are any of the guys from my time there around it would be great to hear from them, I just might try and find this Old Boys thing on facebook.

Joe w
23rd January 2015, 16:53
Can you name the other teachers there then:- Names may be a bit wrong but you will know them memory's not as good as it was.
Bomber English
Jack Harlett PE
Spinks Physics
Dickingson Maths
Rippon Maths
Hogson Navigation
Nobby Clark everybody knows him
Simpson Navigation
That's a start correct the names if you remember.

Morto
23rd January 2015, 19:39
when I was at Boulevard
English.....Davis
Maths....Dickinson.
PE......Mahon
Science.....Sven
Navigation......West
Signals......Nobby
Head.....Allison

John Dryden
23rd January 2015, 20:31
Mr Eldon was English, Joe,and I think Bomber Lancaster taught navigation in between cursing and swearing..he once called me a cu*t and told me I,d end up exporting boxing gloves to Pakistan!

alan ward
25th January 2015, 12:25
The first time I took my wife to visit Hull we were walking down Whitefriargate and she said to me`Look at all the little sailors`,Trinity House boys in uniform.

Ian Michael Scott
25th January 2015, 17:30
These are the members of staff that I remember from my time at Trinity House during the 60's:

E Eddon Headmaster
P Eldon English/Deputy Head/Geography
G Haylett Seamanship/PE
T W Lancaster (Bomber) Navigation
T Spinks Physics
M Dickinson Maths
(Pop)? Darley Maths
? Hibbert English
G Hunter Seamanship/Met
Nobby Clarke Signals
D Simpson Met/Navigation
A Morley Maths

That's about as far as I go, some of these were quite colourful characters, Bomber for instance used to repeatedly tell us all that we were doomed to end up as guests of Her Majesty! He used to lodge with Mr. Hibbert and his wife until I believe he actually got married? (Poor woman), Hibbert had some wonderful phrases like " oh my sainted aunt" and " ye gods and little fishes"! Martin Dickinson instigated the dreaded hair cut parade, and Pop was just Pop. Mr Spinks was the one who took 'music' which consisted of singing the school songs and 'Devon, glorious Devon' accompanied by old man Thompson on the piano in the school hall. Detention was always in the library writing out the rules of the road.
Happy days!

saudisid
29th January 2015, 10:36
To the list of staff add:-

Alan Bole : Physics and Maths from class 5 until he moved to adult dept then to Liverpool Radar School. Made you learn Archimedes Principle and if you got one word wrong bend over and a belt with a ropes end.

George West : Stability and Maths [ ? ] Navigation [? ]

Whilst ADM at Immingham Dock I was speaking to Tony Herbert a HPL Pilot at the time [ before the fall out ] so it must have been about 2000. We could both quote it word for word. We both were at the school from 61.

Alan Suddaby