Pat Turner: Nonington College of Physical Education

Title

Pat Turner: Nonington College of Physical Education

Subject

Pat Turner

Description

Londoner Pat Turner attended Nonington College of Physical Education in the Kent village of Nonington in the 1970s. In this interview excerpt, Pat describes why she decided to attend a physical education college, what it was like to live away from London for the first time, and her experience of college - and village - life. Pat, an accomplished swimmer, also spoke about the decline of designated physical education colleges (including Nonington - the college closed in 1986), her fondness for her swimming instructor, and the scourge of woolen tights!

Pat went on to teach PE in London, before moving into sports development.

More information about the history of the college here: https://www.nonington.org.uk/eswalt-later-st-albans-court-nonington/a-brief-history-of-nonington-college-of-physical-education/

Creator

Michael Romyn

Publisher

Kent's Sporting Memories

Contributor

Pat Turner; Michael Romyn

Collection Items

An excerpt of an oral history recording with Pat Turner, in which she describes her time at Nonington College of Physical Education in Nonington, Kent, in the 1970s.

Pat Turner with Linford Christie, 2003
A photograph of Pat Turner with Linford Christie at the London Youth Games (Crystal Palace National Sports Centre) in 2003. Pat was leading a sports development team in Southwark at this time.

Nonington College of Physical Education
A photograph of Nonington College of Physical Education (main building) in Nonington, Kent, in c.1973

Summary of an excerpt of an oral history recording with interviewee Pat Turner
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