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Peg Monkey

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Re: Harry Lucas School
« Reply #88 on: September 08, 2018, 04:20:53 PM »
HLS Plan Version 3 - When I did the original plan I omitted the Cricket practice nets - revised plan herewith.
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Re: Harry Lucas School
« Reply #89 on: September 29, 2018, 11:45:00 PM »
Shortly before starting at HLS (1960) my family were re-homed from Heaton St to a tower block on The Lyndhurst Estate, Erdington - the block was directly under the flight path of planes landing at Elmdon Airport - tower blocks on flight landing paths? Not a great idea!
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Re: Harry Lucas School
« Reply #90 on: October 01, 2018, 01:19:48 AM »
Shortly before starting at HLS (1960) my family were re-homed from Heaton St to a tower block on The Lyndhurst Estate, Erdington - the block was directly under the flight path of planes landing at Elmdon Airport - tower blocks on flight landing paths? Not a great idea!
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Seriously! If you were hanging out your washing on the rooftop and a plane made a low approach you could see the passengers!
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Re: Harry Lucas School
« Reply #91 on: October 07, 2018, 09:48:14 PM »
http://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=1452.msg668173#msg668173


Note for Astoness Lyn.
The 1stA Company The Boys' Brigade met at Burbury St School (for drill parade, PT, band practice, etc) when it first started in 1913 and remained there until it moved to the Peoples' Chapel Building in Nov 1967.
I was at Harry Lucas 1960-1965 therefore the company was there during my tenure and for 2 years after.
(Info' source: 100% insider reliability).
Sorry for delay in update - I only got the info' yesterday.
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Re: Harry Lucas School
« Reply #92 on: October 11, 2018, 06:17:34 PM »
thanks peg...yes my brother who was also at harry lucas was in the BB...was lucky enough to find his attendance record off the BB site some years back O0


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Re: Harry Lucas School
« Reply #93 on: October 16, 2018, 04:52:17 PM »
This is an appeal for info' I put out every now and again - when I was in G2 (4th year, 1964) we made a movie entitled The Bicycle Thief which was hailed as a classic (by the odd person) but it vanished without trace when the school closed down - any idea of its whereabouts?
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Re: Harry Lucas School
« Reply #94 on: November 10, 2018, 10:38:28 PM »
I should have been revising! In my final year at HLS (1964-65) I chose to sit 6 CSE subjects (as previously posted) which meant me and my associates had a number of free periods during the week, so we used them to good effect revising, right? Not always. We made more than the odd trip to Handsworth Park for a voyage on the canoes. You'll notice the old map on the following link refers to the park as Victoria Park.
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=52.5104&lon=-1.9254&layers=168&b=6
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P.S. So the rest of the time  we swotted right? No. Most of the time we gate-crashed the delectable Miss Chivvers' classes - didn't matter what the subject was, she tolerated us remarkably well - had I been her I would have thrown us out.