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Phil

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #2343 on: April 16, 2012, 12:58:41 PM »
Denzil
 
These are the few photos of Loxton Street School  that I have, I have possibly posted one of these before, but I'm sure you won't mind. I will look and see what photos of Great Francis Street that I have. From what you say I gather you lived at the bottom end of the street, where they built the Melvina Rd flats in the late 50's and changed the name of Great Francis St to Little Hall Rd.
 
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« Reply #2344 on: April 16, 2012, 01:29:50 PM »
Denzil
 
Photos of your end of Great Francis Street are hard to come by, but I have a few. The first three are from Carl Chinn's excellent collection "Birmingham Lives". The first one shows number 88 Great Francis St which must have been somewhere close to where you lived. The second shows Claverdon Terrace that was at the rear of it.
The third and fourth photos show two of the pubs that were in your local area. The Train that was more or less opposite Duddeston Mill Rd and The Railway which was on the corner of Claverdon Rd.
 
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« Reply #2345 on: April 17, 2012, 12:12:07 AM »
O M G you are a star never ever thought I would see photos like these, thanks a million,  O0 

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« Reply #2346 on: April 20, 2012, 04:53:23 PM »
Hi I am new to the Forum,
 My name is Geoff Dyson I went to Bloomsbury J & I from about 1960 to 1966 does any body remember me
or any other members of my family as like most it was quite big.

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« Reply #2347 on: April 20, 2012, 05:13:35 PM »
Hi Geoff
 
Welcome to the forum, sorry but your name rings no bells with me, there  again I went to St Vincents. Where did you live that might help to place you.
 
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« Reply #2348 on: April 21, 2012, 12:08:40 PM »
Thanks Phil, What mind blowing pictures, mind you in my minds eye my school was never that big,I have been back since but it wasn't there, am I right? has it been demolished? when I was naughty my Mom would say " if you don't stop that "I'll have you put in Gem Street" was there a mental home in that street do you know?Denzil.

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« Reply #2349 on: April 21, 2012, 12:14:33 PM »
Denzil, it was a school for backward children.

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« Reply #2350 on: April 21, 2012, 12:37:46 PM »
jayka, brill info strust my Mother to exagerate. Our you allowed to say backward children these days?I cannot keep up with the changes to our language.!! Cheers for that  O0 Denzil

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« Reply #2351 on: April 21, 2012, 12:58:13 PM »
Hi Denzil
 
The Free industrial school in Gem Street opened in 1849 with three purposed, they were,

A Day School teaching the 3 Rís, moral and religious values, history, geography and singing.
 
An Industrial class, teaching practical trade skills, including carpentry and metalwork.
 
An Asylum for deserted and orphaned children offering full board up to the age of 14 years.
 
It was many years later that it was used for children with learning difficulties and I also think it was used for other purposes over the years. In the early years it had very close connections with the church and the workhouse. I think that in the 1930's new buildings were constructed and it all became one school under the heading of Bishop Ryder C of E Primary School. It was many years after this that it was used for the purpose stated previously. I suppose it was demolished in the 70's along with everything else around there.
 
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« Reply #2352 on: April 22, 2012, 12:53:05 PM »
Cheers for that phil once again I am in your dept. O0

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« Reply #2353 on: April 22, 2012, 07:01:29 PM »
loved the picture of francis street my nan and grandad james lived at 155 in 1925  O0