Papers of Victor Horsley, pupil at High Pavement School and University College, Nottingham; 1918-1928

Scope and Content

The collection contains:

School hymn book, 'Laudate: A Collection of Hymns and Chants for Use in Schools' (London: A. and C. Black Ltd, 3rd edition, reprinted 1918), inscribed 'V. Horsley, Form 2A, High Pavement' (MS 284/1);

Two identical postcard photographs of Form IVa, showing one master, 14 boys and 11 girls, autographed on the back with the signatures of the children (on the back of one photograph) and the masters (on the back of the other photograph) (MS 284/2/1-2);

Victor Horsley's school reports for Michaelmas term 1922-1923, Michaelmas term 1923-1924, Lent term 1923-1924 and Summer term 1923-1924 (MS 284/3/1-4);

High Pavement School magazines, July 1922, July 1924, May 1925, July 1925 (with duplicate copy), and March 1926 (MS 284/4/1-6);

School Certificate awarded to Victor Horsley for passing General School Examinations in Arithmetic, Heat Light and Sound, French, Elementary Mathematics, English and Chemistry, December 1925 (MS 284/5);

Printed 'List of Successes, 1927-1928', giving details of the examination results of pupils of High Pavement School; there is no obvious link to Victor Horsley, but the name H. Connell, gaining a School Certificate distinction in French and Latin, has been highlighted (MS 284/6).

Letter from H.A.S. Wortley to V. Horsley, 10 Commercial Road, Bulwell informing him that he has been accepted into the Teacher's Training Department for the Autumn term 1925; 4 Feb. 1925 (MS 284/7)

Menu for University College Nottingham Officer Training Corps Dinner at the Black Boy Hotel. Inscribed on reverse 'A topping night'; 12 Feb. 1927 (MS 284/8)

Examination paper for Terminal Examination in Music for First Year Students; Summer 1927 (MS 284/9)

Invitation to Annual Reception of Students in the Tea Pavilion, University Boulevard; 30 Sep. 1927 (MS 284/10/1-2)

Menu for Annual Reception of Students at Tea Pavilion, University Park; 30 Sep. 1927 (MS 284/11)

Letter from J.E. Shimeld to V. Horsley, 10 Commercial Road, Bulwell enclosing tickets for the visit of the King and Queen to University College Nottingham, 4 Jul. 1928 with two tickets; (MS 284/12/1-4)

Programme for visit of King and Queen to open University College new buildings; 10 Jul. 1928 (MS 284/13)

Souvenir brochure for opening of University Park by King George V; 10 Jul. 1928 (MS 284/14)

Souvenir programme of the Royal Visit to Nottingham; 10-11 Jul. 1928 (MS 284/15)

Official programme for visit of King George V and Queen Mary ; 10-11 Jul. 1928 (MS 284/16)

Two photographs of Victor and Irene Horsley, one taken at Skegness; n.d. [1920s-1930s]; (MS 284/17-18)

'Photomaton' photograph of Victor Horsley; n.d. [1920s-1930s] (MS 284/19)

Photograph of students and staff at University College Nottingham, 1927 (MS 284/20)

Administrative / Biographical History

Victor Horsley was born on 14 August 1906 and attended High Pavement Secondary School, Stanley Road, Nottingham. He left the school in December 1925, having passed his School Certificate examinations in June 1924, June 1925 and December 1925. He went on to study at University College, Nottingham on the Teacher's Training Course. He lived in the Bulwell area and married his wife Irene Hill in 1932.

High Pavement School was founded by High Pavement Chapel in 1788, and was one of the first non-sectarian charity schools in the country. Its original premises were in the street of the same name in Nottingham. It was taken over by the Nottingham School Board as a Higher Grade School in 1892, and three years later it moved to Stanley Road in the Forest Fields area of Nottingham in 1895. In 1931 it became a single-sex boys' grammar school, and in 1955 it moved to Bestwood. In 1975 the school became a sixth-form college.


The collection has been arranged chronologically and according to format.

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Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Custodial History

The papers were acquired by Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham, in 1994 and 1995.

Related Material

19th-century records relating to High Pavement Day Schools (reference: Hi)

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