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#663300 - 5th Feb 2012 9:30pm Mostyn House School - Parkgate
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Does anybody know the History of the School?

Curiosity has me after I was walking past there tonight.

Is it still open and operating as a school?

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#663308 - 5th Feb 2012 9:43pm Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Chris990]
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I believe it went bust 2 or 3 years ago but was in use up til then and quite reputable from what I remember

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#663319 - 5th Feb 2012 10:13pm Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Chris990]
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#663326 - 5th Feb 2012 10:24pm Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: manic28_am]
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Try this.
http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/live...92534-24661710/

I was under the impression that Handel stayed at the hotel while on his way to Ireland and waiting for his boat to take him there from Parkgate. He is supposed to have finished writing 'Messiah' while staying there, and to have tried it out at Chester Cathedral. It might be truth or fantasy, don't know - but it's a nice story!

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#663382 - 6th Feb 2012 12:27am Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: cmw2a]
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Originally Posted By: cmw2a
Try this.
http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/live...92534-24661710/

I was under the impression that Handel stayed at the hotel while on his way to Ireland and waiting for his boat to take him there from Parkgate. He is supposed to have finished writing 'Messiah' while staying there, and to have tried it out at Chester Cathedral. It might be truth or fantasy, don't know - but it's a nice story!


Text from Wikipedia.

During the years when the port existed, two distinguished guests stayed in the local hostelries. One was Lord Nelson's mistress, (Lady) Emma Hamilton, who was born in nearby Ness and who used to bathe at Parkgate, apparently as a cure for a skin complaint.[5][6] The other was Handel who stayed in Parkgate before sailing to Dublin in April 1742 for the first performance of Messiah. He had finished Messiah in the summer of 1741 and at most he could only have added minor touches to the work in Parkgate.

Also has some about Mostyn House School.As follows:

Mostyn House School, a striking black and white building, was opened in Parkgate in 1855. From 1862 until it closed in 2010, it was run by the Grenfell family, most recently as a co-educational day school. Sir Wilfred Grenfell (1865–1940), famous medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador, was born in Parkgate and was a pupil at the school.[10]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkgate,_Cheshire


Edited by granny (6th Feb 2012 12:34am)
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#663391 - 6th Feb 2012 4:00am Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Chris990]
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http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Cheshire/Ne...styn-House-site

http://www.oldwirral.com/parkgate_school.html

I hope you find the above helpful. Neston Library is just up the road and there may well be more information there and in Chester Archives.

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#663410 - 6th Feb 2012 8:18am Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: ]
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#663420 - 6th Feb 2012 9:22am Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Geekus]
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#663465 - 6th Feb 2012 10:52am Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Moonstar]
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They've deleted the original but not mine after highlighting it! smack

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#663479 - 6th Feb 2012 11:20am Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Geekus]
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Originally Posted By: Moonstar
Nasty!


They've deleted the original but not mine after highlighting it! smack


you shouldn't really quote spam - just notify on it!
offtopic - sorry

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#663496 - 6th Feb 2012 12:17pm Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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#669756 - 22nd Feb 2012 10:32pm Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Chris990]
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I know a few people who were pupils at that school up until about 1996- If anyone remembers Wellington Independent Grammar in bebington, it was closed as it went bust and Mostyn House took all the pupils on from their.

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#669765 - 22nd Feb 2012 11:01pm Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Chris990]
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this place is closed as i believe and unsafe due to reports in the News www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-17078684
nice air raid shelter under the football pitch tho
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#670424 - 25th Feb 2012 2:05pm Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Chris990]
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I was out there today and and yes the road is closed right in front of the school - they'll need to sort that out before the summer as you can't drive from one end to the other, you have to go round
Took some photos but building looks as it has always looks to me
Such a shame if they just end up knocking it down but I suppose it's work a fortune to some developer


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#670442 - 25th Feb 2012 2:57pm Re: Mostyn House School - Parkgate [Re: Chris990]
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I was told by someone in the council that there is an order on the site that whatever they do with it then it has to be to do with education, apparently.

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