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Welcome to the 1st Trent College Scout's home geocache. Finding this cache should be a 'walk in the park' - West Park Leisure Centre is a good place to park if you are coming by car. (SK 478333)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS CACHE IS NOT ON THE TRENT COLLEGE CAMPUS WHICH IS PRIVATE PROPERTY, BUT ON PUBLIC LAND AROUND THE PERIPHERY.
This traditional cache is a clear tupperware box, tucked away out of the rain and water.
In 1865, Francis Wright proposed the foundation of Trent College at a meeting of the Midland branch of the Clerical and Lay Association. At the time, he intended Trent College to be one of many schools established in the region; in fact, it was the only one of its kind in the area.
Francis Wright was an influential man, a partner in the Butterley Company – the greatest industrial concern in Derbyshire by the time of his death – as well as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (1842) and Deputy Lieutenant in the counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. He and many of the notable men of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire became the founding Directors of Trent College.
The School opened its doors in April 1868 to the first contingent of 53 boys. Four months later, the school roll had risen to 118 and, by 1870, 225 boys were registered as pupils. The School’s initial success was hit by the outbreak of Scarlet Fever in 1873 and the death of its first Headmaster, Thomas Ford Fenn, in 1883. However, the School experienced a new peak of success in 1875 when the Chapel was opened. Francis Wright was actively involved with the School until his death in 1873.
For more information see www.trentcollege.net
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum