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Peg Monkey

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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2018, 08:38:35 PM »
PEG.in my wife's school days she was chosen to go to the T V Studios by Aston Cross and interview her for a project at school.
Knew it well Ed, commuted daily from Erdington to Harry Lucas School Hockley, changed buses at Aston Cross - got off the 64 and on the Inner Circle 8. Did the studio become BRMB?
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P.S. What was your wife's school?

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2018, 11:27:17 PM »
Peg she went to Farm St from1950

Peg Monkey

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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2018, 02:00:44 AM »
I was there 1954-60
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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2018, 05:23:16 AM »
and i was there from 59 to 64/65 :)  edmund i cant be certain but i think there maybe a thread on here somewhere for farm st school with photos but i cant find it and i cant seem to see a search box...recently came across 2 new photos as well


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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2018, 09:56:12 AM »
She remembers MrArley ,Headmaster Mr Smith( the man with the cane she said)but she's just told me from1954 she went to Lozells School

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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2018, 02:40:35 PM »
oohh yes old smithy edmund..i know plenty including our kid who saw his stick a few times...many have trod slowly up the spiral staircase to his office.. :(


i am taking it the wife then went to lozells girls school?? as did i...ive got some great photos of that school as well including one of a group of the teachers taken in 1957..miss reed the head..miss banbury dep head was there during my time and i am pretty sure our mom said miss reed was the head when she was at lozells girls during the war


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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2018, 04:13:37 PM »
She remembers MrArley ,Headmaster Mr Smith( the man with the cane she said)but she's just told me from1954 she went to Lozells School
The notorious Mr Smith - I felt his cane in connection with an incident where a girl got her specs broken by a pebble (it was a bum rap guv, I was dun up like a kipper).
Other teachers I remember Mrs Jones (music and arithmetric), Mr Williams (can't recall his subject) and the last one to teach me: Mr Eggerton, he must have been quite lonely - this was when I was in the annex at Friends Hall in my last year (1959-60) he was the only teacher, had to be an all-rounder. His profound wisdom has stayed with me (when planning for one day trip to Rhyl, could have been Llandudn): Bring yourself a pakamac and a magazine. Words of Wisdom Lloyd, words of widom (The Shining).
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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2018, 11:02:33 PM »
Workingmen's Cafe, corner junction Farm St and Bridge St West (1960-65). When at Harry Lucas School one of of my favourite alternative lunchtime destinations if salad was on the menu at school.
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P.S. What delicacy did I usually opt for? Tough choice - usually bacon or egg sandwich, but if I was flush Bacon and egg  sandwich - do you know wot?: Heading for the kitchen!

Peg Monkey

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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2018, 11:24:24 PM »

farm st school closed during the war years as it was used for what was called a british restaurant that served lunches for the work force of surrounding factories that played a major part in the war effort..non less than joseph lucas gks...


Astoness Lyn - I need your help again, "your" mapsite is great, where do you click on to "Copy Link address", try as I might I can't find the spot. Recently I tried to include the link direct to Key Hill Cemetery - failed miserably, had to use your link to Burbury St School, (http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=52.4959&lon=-1.9081&layers=176&b=6) I know it's only a minor inconvenience but more professional to bring up required site centre screen immediately.
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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2018, 07:46:34 AM »
find where you want to be on the map
bring the arrow up to the bar top of the page
right click on where it says hhps /maps/geo/explore that should then turn dark blue
right click then click on copy
right click and click on paste in the post you are making...the link should then be there


easier for me to show you so i hope you can muddle through the instructions




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Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2018, 10:54:37 AM »
find where you want to be on the map
bring the arrow up to the bar top of the page
right click on where it says hhps /maps/geo/explore that should then turn dark blue
right click then click on copy
right click and click on paste in the post you are making...the link should then be there


easier for me to show you so i hope you can muddle through the instructions


Thanks Lyn, Farm St School, seems appropriate for my test, here goes: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=52.4959&lon=-1.9123&layers=168&b=6