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Lindilou62

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« Reply #3828 on: August 21, 2018, 06:01:39 PM »
This is my Grandfather's leaving certificate from Eliot Street. Having has to reduce the pixels to be able to post the image, it has made it a little faint, so here is my transcription.
Eliot St.
Boys Dept.
August 28 1922
Henry Charles Cook (Note: he was actually Charles Henry but everyone called him Harry, hence the Henry going first I think)
has attended the above school for eight years and has completed the work of Standard Eight. He is eligible to leave having attained the age of 14 years.
He has been regular and punctual, well behaved and industrious.


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« Reply #3829 on: August 21, 2018, 06:08:58 PM »
Who knows more about the Band of Hope and where it ran from in Nechells? What was it?

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« Reply #3830 on: August 21, 2018, 06:25:01 PM »
Lindilou


I understand that the Band of Hope were a temperance union which obviously were against the drinking of alcohol in any form. There were a lot about in the early 20 century, but lets face it was the water safe to drink? Even if it was I'm sure that beer tasted much better.
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« Reply #3831 on: August 22, 2018, 07:09:32 PM »
My Uncle's cerifictate from Leigh Rd School. All his siblings also attended there, me too for 2 years.
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« Reply #3832 on: September 18, 2018, 01:17:06 AM »
hello! I have been unable to make any posts for a while due to different reasons,but it is good to see the site still alive and running.I would like to test a few peoples memories, did any one go to st.Matthews school in lupin street I was there from 1943 to 48 the head teacher was Miss Morgan with top teacher being  Mr Southgate [fond of the slipper on your backside].Does any one know when it closed. I was born in the back to backs in Proctor street by the gas works in Lord st. Did any of the forum members live there or thereabouts.Sorry it is bit disjointed.

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« Reply #3833 on: September 18, 2018, 01:25:49 AM »
Hi Mick,
The school was Lupin St Junior school. I was there around 1949, was in love with my teacher Miss Jefreys, Mr Southgate became Headmaster. Then went onto Loxton Street, was Milk Monitor, which I blame for my high cholestrol. Lived in Willis Street next to the coal yard, then Freemans Road. Anyone remeber the Mann family. Came to Sydney Australia 1968, have been back many times, always visit Nechells etc.

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« Reply #3834 on: September 18, 2018, 10:16:33 AM »
Hi Mannpro1


Welcome to you, I lived around the corner from you in Francis Street until it was demolished, when the family moved to Inkerman Street in Vauxhall. I only went to school in Nechells for a couple of years before I couldn't take St Vincents school any longer and I finished my schooling in Balsall Heath.


I remember the coal yard very well and was usually there every Saturday morning earning a few pennies fetching coal for neighbours. Always tried to have my own barrow because those steel wheeled ones you could borrow were impossible to push. Well at least for a 4 stone 4 foot 6 inch weakling as I was then, they were.
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« Reply #3835 on: September 18, 2018, 10:22:40 AM »
Hi , was this coal yard Gus Taronis &' he sold second hand bikes
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« Reply #3836 on: September 18, 2018, 03:06:50 PM »
Hi Whitty,
If my memory is correct it was owned by the Taroni's, but the bikes were sold up the street a bit, where they had a yard which sold and stored many things including bikes and buiding materials. On the other side of our house was the Chapel and the Scouts Hall.

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« Reply #3837 on: September 18, 2018, 03:39:52 PM »
Hi Mannpro1


What sort of timescale are we talking about, because in the mid 50's the coalyard was owned by William Rogers.
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« Reply #3838 on: September 19, 2018, 12:14:05 AM »
I acknowledge Bill Rogers ownership, but my thoughts were the Taroni's until early to mid fifties, when they staarted into other businesses. ??