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John Lea School - A Pictorial History by Trevor Jones -
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Welcome to, the John Lea School pictorial history website, presenting the photographs and historical information collected and researched by ex-pupil Trevor Jones.

01 November 2016: Unfortunately due to our web hosting company deleting our data and the general onslaught of Facebook taking over the world, this website has now been put out to pasture, and many pages and many images will not be available any more. Apologies for the inconvenience. The site had its day, but like many things, including FriendsReunited, new sites come along like Facebook and kill off old sites. Thanks to anyone who did visit the site during its 10 year stretch between 2006 and 2016. If you are looking for more information about John Lea School we recommend that you visit either the "John lea school, wellingborough" group or the "Wellingborough Now & Then (WN&T)" group on Facebook.

John Lea School, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, UK, first opened its doors to 356 pupils in 1953. At its peak, the Comprehensive school provided education for several hundred pupils aged 11 to 18. 45 years after opening, in 1998, the school was closed due to a diminishing pupil count. In 2001 the 22 acre school site, building and sports fields, were demolished to make way for new housing, to help with Wellingborough's burgeoning population and housing need.

This site has been created to keep the memory and spirit of John Lea School alive. Most schools that are lucky enough to stay open do manage to keep their buildings and architecture, their old records and their history corridor of old school photographs. Unfortunately, there is little physical evidence remaining that John Lea School ever existed, which is why it is so important to have at least one place, albeit in cyberspace on the web, where people can revisit and remember the school, its teachers and pupils.

Please use this website to find out more about John Lea School, look at old school photographs, read old school magazines, take a virtual tour of the school, and much more. Please tell your family and friends about the site.

This website has been created by ex-pupils of John Lea. The site focuses on providing historical information about the school on a publicly available and free to access website. This is different to the 'friends reunited' website, which focuses on personal ex-pupil contact details and reunions and, as such, is not public and requires registration, and sometimes payment, to gain access.

If you have any photographs of the school or school magazines which you would like to make available on this website for everyone to see, then please contact us.
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