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Tarka Jay

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Looking for My Old School
« on: July 31, 2019, 06:11:55 PM »
Hi, I'm 70 now but when I was 9-10 I lived in Shard End.  My Dad was a soldier (Royal Army Pay Corps) and we moved a lot.  In 1959 we lived at an address: "The Bungalow, 3 Command Workshop REME, Hurst Lane, Shard End, Birmingham 34".  Try as I might, I cannot find a map that shows this camp.  Several years ago, visiting a nearby relative, I made a special trip to locate the place, especially my old school.  Trouble is, I don't remember its name; just where it was relative to my home. And the place had altered beyond recognition and I was totally lost. Is there anyone who has a map of the area as it was in 1959 that has enough detail to help me?

Phil

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Re: Looking for My Old School
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 06:28:21 PM »
Hi Tarka Jay.


Not my part of the world Shard End, but have you looked in this thread?


http://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=7818.msg262068#msg262068
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GardenGerald

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Re: Looking for My Old School
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 06:46:07 PM »
Hello Phil
The army camp was near the Bus terminus and not far from the new school. The guards were always carrying arms.
Hope this helps.
Gerald.

townie

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Re: Looking for My Old School
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 07:12:52 PM »


Hi Tarka Jay.
I think the school you are looking for would be Alderlea. I was a pupil there in the 60s and where the army barracks were, they built a housing estate were I lived. If there is anything about Shard End you want to know just ask and I will try and help.
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Looking for My Old School
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2019, 11:15:48 PM »
My brother finished his N/Service there in1957.He was in the Catering Corp and finished is last 2 weeks at Shard End

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Re: Looking for My Old School
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2019, 10:50:37 AM »
Hello Townie
Hope you are well.
That would be the school I went for my audition to play in Rattigans Round Tables.
I had to be semi naked on top of a lady on a table. she was also semi nude.
I waited a few more years and went to Stratford with a brush and dustpan.
Take care..Gerald.

townie

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Re: Looking for My Old School
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2019, 11:50:33 AM »

Hi Gerald  O0

I never knew they done things like that at Alderlea. I'm sure I would have been up for an audition (Rattigans Round Tables).
All the best townie.
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townie

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Re: Looking for My Old School
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2019, 11:11:39 PM »

Try this Jay.
www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=7818.22

All the best townie. O0
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Hi De Hi

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Re: Looking for My Old School
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2019, 11:46:08 AM »
The only school I recall up there (because my missus worked there for a while) is Timberley.

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Re: Looking for My Old School
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2019, 11:54:45 AM »
Guardian Angels was on the doorstep,Hillstone possibly?