Joyce Mabel Burdett (2 Oct 1915 - 13 Mar 2015)
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In loving memory of the late Joyce Mabel Burdett who sadly passed away on 13th March 2015
Joyce was born in West Bridgford, Nottingham on 2nd October 1915. She attended the old Clarendon School from the age of 5-11 years when she went to High Pavement Grammar School. From 1934-1936 Joyce went to Norwich Church of England Teacher Training College where she trained to teach infants up to the age of 7 years.
In 1937 Joyce was appointed to teach at Hadyn Road Infants' School and in 1938 she transferred to Southwark Street Infants and Nursery School where she taught for 8 years.
In 1946 Joyce was appointed Deputy Head Teacher at William Crane School until 1951 when she became Head Teacher of Coventry Road Infants and Nursery School. She moved school to Bonington Infants School on the newly built Crabtree Farm estate. She remained at Bonington until her retirement in July 1980. Joyce said that she "loved every minute of her teaching career".
Joyce lived for many years in the house her father had built at 60, Rolleston Drive in Lenton.
Joyce loved nature and all beautiful things. Joyce's father passes away when Joyce was only 18 years old. She was a devoted daughter, caring for her mother for many years. Joyce had many friends and remained steadfast to her friends throughout her lifetime. She passed away peacefully at the Firs Nursing home where she lived for 6 years.