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Burbury Street School
« on: July 03, 2020, 10:43:00 AM »
Burbury Street Board School, Hockley, Birmingham 19.........
The large building on the right and behind the school in the photo is the Lucas Great King Street Factory.

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Re: Burbury Street School
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 10:52:26 AM »

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Re: Burbury Street School
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 07:02:22 PM »
The school featured on the list of venues where adult evening classes were run.....
Entrance fee: 1 shilling (5 new pence), payable in 4 instalments........

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Re: Burbury Street School
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 11:36:00 PM »
I attended Burbury Street 1960-65, then it had become Harry Lucas Senior School.

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Re: Burbury Street School
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 10:45:13 AM »
A few minutes walk north-east of the school brought you to Burbury Park, with its bandstand it could well have a been a pleasant Summer Sunday afternoon destination in its heyday, unfortunately my memory of it in the early 60s is of it being a barren dirt patch, the park is still there but I'v no idea what it looks like, it's been many decades since I was in the area.
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Link Burbury Park: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=52.49745&lon=-1.90620&layers=168&b=6

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Re: Burbury Street School
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2020, 04:36:06 PM »
Burbury Street Board School, Hockley, Birmingham 19.........
The large building on the right and behind the school in the photo is the Lucas Great King Street Factory.
It's only by the grace of God we are able to see this pic of the school - check out the story of it's survival on the Harry Lucas School Thread: https://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12554.msg655363#msg655363
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Re: Burbury Street School
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2020, 05:35:56 PM »
Just a few minutes walk from the school took you to the Lucas Gt King Street Factory, the flagship factory in the giant Joseph Lucas industrial empire. I continued to pass the factory some years after leaving school and would often see the Lucas light test vehicle parked - a metallic mink Ford Granada with a body stripe in the Lucas corporate colours of dark green and grey, it was no coincidence that when the school became Harry Lucas Secondary School the school colours  were green and grey.
An image depicting the Lucas test vehicle is attached, I think it still looks stylish even by today's standards....

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Re: Burbury Street School
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Re: Burbury Street School
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2020, 09:19:05 PM »
The School Plan......
Link Harry Lucas Senior School Plan: https://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12554.msg655119#msg655119