Author Topic: Ellen Street (Brookfields) School  (Read 226 times)

Peg Monkey

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Ellen Street (Brookfields) School
« on: October 01, 2018, 02:36:48 PM »
Ellen Street School - My schooling commenced age 5 when I attended the School from Sept 1954, that part of Hockley is called Brookfields and orginally that was the name of the school, I believe a school still occupies the site but I must admit I have not physically checked for sometime.
The school was about 15 mins walk from my home in Heaton Street but I only attended there for a few weeks before being moved to St Mary's in Handsworth, even that was for a short time before I was eventually placed at Farm St School, it seems the choice of my infant school depended on who was available to look after me - my mother worked full time.
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School location: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=52.4897&lon=-1.9178&layers=168&b=6



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Re: Ellen Street (Brookfields) School
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 03:12:05 PM »
Birmingham School Board - Below is a 1902 poster showing adult education classes run by The Birmingham School Board featuring Brookfields in the list of venues.
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Re: Ellen Street (Brookfields) School
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 05:48:07 PM »
Of the 3 main schools I went to in the 50s and 60s (Ellen St, Farm St and Harry Lucas)  the only one still standing is Ellen St, at least I think it is - I haven't physically checked lately.
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Re: Ellen Street (Brookfields) School
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 11:48:47 AM »
The thread's been resting for a while so here's a pub quiz style question to wake everyone up: What is the connection between Ellen St School and a Headmaster named Mr Chipping?  :-\ :-\ :-\
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Re: Ellen Street (Brookfields) School
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 11:16:55 AM »
The thread's been resting for a while so here's a pub quiz style question to wake everyone up: What is the connection between Ellen St School and a Headmaster named Mr Chipping?  :-\ :-\ :-\
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P.S. Happy New Year.
The classic film drama set in a fictious Public School Goodbye, Mr Chips, centres around the headmaster, held in high regard, Mr Chipping. The film, originally made in 1939, starred Robert Donat and Greer Garson, the 1969 remake starred Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark and the 2002 version Martin Clunes and Victoria Hamilton.
All very interesting, I hear you say, but what's any of this got to do with the price of fish?  - The fictious school in the film in Brookfields, the original name of Ellen Street School.
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P.S. For anyone not familiar with the area: Brookfields is a district of Hockley, and borders Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.