Along with the latest website additions, this Newsletter highlights the anticipated return to ‘home ground’ via a further CMMF project at Kelmscot School, Walthamstow, Guardian Reports about the Schools early ‘external’ examinations, some newly revealed non MDC activities at Markhouse and the parents reaction to the threatened closure in 1966 . There is also news of a number of our members and the Council’s ‘formal’ recognition of Stan Raynor on his retirement from the Marsh Street/Markhouse Youth Centres.
In contrast to the somewhat ‘limited’ size of the January edition, this latest Newsletter has a good deal more content and whilst it’s likely that most interest will be on the news of some ‘successes’ in ‘catching up’ with former members and school staff, the further development and changes to the website have dominated our work over the past few months
Along with conveying Festive Greetings this brief Newsletter confirms the results the recent Website Funding Appeal, the forthcoming memorabilia additions that will be detailed in the next ‘main’ Newsletter in April and, very sadly, the recent loss of John Jones – who will be fondly remembered as a very committted, friendly and supportive art teacher at Markhouse
This latest edition of the MDC Newsletter introduces the newly installed Members Gallery along with the results of the ‘Lockdown Rummaging’ by several members, some-School History ‘Updates’, ‘Catching Up with Friends’ , the outstanding CMMF Project at Tendring College and details of the most recent additions to the Website – plus this ‘unearthing’ of the School Badge!
This MDC Newsletter includes an update on the ‘Covid19’ postponed CMMF ‘Pocket Knife’ performing arts project for young people, news of some former members and school teaching staff and a small amount of new memorabilia in the ‘Production’ and ‘Markhouse’ pages.