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Phil

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2016, 08:30:57 PM »
Normansil

Yes it is the rear entrance of Mary Street School in Upper Cox Street, somewhere else on the forum I'm sure Mike has posted one of his original photos of the front of the school which was taken around the time it was being demolished.
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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #67 on: February 10, 2016, 08:54:11 PM »
Normansil

Yes it is the rear entrance of Mary Street School in Upper Cox Street, somewhere else on the forum I'm sure Mike has posted one of his original photos of the front of the school which was taken around the time it was being demolished.
I have seen those, thanks and I still remember when we were taken to the front of the school to be shown and told about the new Belisha beacons.
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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #68 on: February 14, 2016, 01:41:57 AM »

I went to Mary Street School and left in 1939 to attend the Central Grammar School. The back entrance to the playground was in Upper Cox Street and I remember that near that entrance was a place, in the pavement, into which a standpipe could be put. In the summer a cart used to fill with water which would then go round the local streets spraying water to keep the dust down. I am not sure but I expect the water cart was pulled by a horse.
My Mom went to Mary Street school around the same time as you, her name then would have been Joan Grange

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #69 on: February 14, 2016, 10:14:56 AM »
My Mom went to Mary Street school around the same time as you, her name then would have been Joan Grange
My memory of those days is rather vague, we had a teacher named Miss Shutt, I think, who insisted on being called Madam not Miss and I think the Head Teacher was Mr Baker.
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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2016, 11:43:56 PM »
Hi, Does anyone have any pictures of number 68 Cox Street West at all please ?

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2016, 12:01:19 AM »
Hi Sandra,

Welcome to you, if you keep an eye on the forum I'm sure Mikejee will be able to fix you up with a photo. He has lots ofCox St west just before the street was demolished. I could probably sort you one of his out, but as they are his photos I think it's best he does it. He looks in nearly every day so I'm sure you won't have to wait long.
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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2016, 03:10:27 AM »
Sandra
The size restrictions of the site are a bit small, so I have reduced and cropped the photo I took back in the early 1970s, just before no 68 was demolished. It is the house with the brown paint

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2016, 08:17:03 PM »
Thank you so much for the picture, just trying to find some of my uncles past !

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #74 on: April 25, 2016, 02:04:55 AM »
I don't suppose anyone has a picture of 75 Cox Street West? My grandparents, Horace and Rose Bruce lived there


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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #75 on: April 25, 2016, 11:16:58 AM »
Unfortunately no 75 had just  been demolished by the time I went down there

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #76 on: May 14, 2016, 11:54:49 AM »
Nothing to do with this thread but it reminded me that my great Grandmother lived in
Longmore Street. At the beginning of the 20th century.  She or they rented a"back house" .
Does any have or know where I might find a picture/ photo of these old houses?
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