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mercury

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Erdington Abbey
« on: January 19, 2011, 12:19:40 PM »
Has anyone got any pictures of the Erdington Abbey from the 1950's

roy one

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Re: Erdington Abbey
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 12:28:36 PM »
hi mercury
                  welcome to the forum  i have no photos of the school (abby) st thomas of canterburys) but i know the school well from about 1956 till 1958 roy
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mercury

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Re: Erdington Abbey
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 01:26:25 AM »
Thanks Roy
My years at the Abbey were from 1951-1955

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Re: Erdington Abbey
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 03:28:30 PM »
mercury,
Welcome to the forum this link gives a good internal view of the Abby it looks very well looked after and maintained.
 
www.erdingtonabby.co.uk
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Re: Erdington Abbey
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 11:37:48 AM »
Link don't work Fred, but if you put the 'e' in abbey you'll find the site.
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Re: Erdington Abbey
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 12:13:10 AM »
Nice images on that website. I was at the Abbey Primary School next door from 1952-1960, and attended mass at the abbey every schoolday morning and every Sunday. I was also an altar boy when aged 8 or 9. My father is buried in the adjacent cemetry.

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Re: Erdington Abbey
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 03:34:38 PM »
mercury,
Welcome to the forum this link gives a good internal view of the Abby it looks very well looked after and maintained.
 
www.erdingtonabbey.co.uk
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Shard end Sean

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Re: Erdington Abbey
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2016, 07:41:47 PM »
Hi all I started at the Abbey in 1951 to about 1954 , we used to catch a bus from Shard end as the  Abbey was the nearest catholic school to Shard end . I keep saying I am going to revisit it . Great memories
 

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Re: Erdington Abbey
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 10:43:27 PM »
Hi; it may come as some surprise to some, but the Abbey School has for some years been a branch of Highclare School, an independent fee paying school of some repute. I believe the church is still there though (as a church). [/size] ;)

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Re: Erdington Abbey
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 11:43:41 AM »
I used to attend the abbey infants, then the juniors, then moved down to the senior school.
i recall some of the teachers names, the headmistress was a nun by the name of sister cuthbert, teachers names were, killmartin, she was nicknamed the killer because the teachers used to take you to see her so she could give you a good hiding, or a nasty smack on the backs of your legs,
then there was miss tarpy, miss corigan, i recall she took my model car from me and after school closed i broke in and tried finding my car, she must of took it home for herself lol, i was just 5 years old at the time