I was a pupil between 1942 and 1944. My name then was Barbara Brown and I lived in Redditch, travelling each day by train. I went to Woodruff because my father had also attended the school (Walter Brown, around 1907 to 1908). He went on to King Edwards Grammar School before serving in WW1. I am the ...Read full memory
I lived in Barnt Green from 1940 to 1961.i attended Woodruffe School, and have many happy memories of miss Matthews and Miss Woodruffe,
My grandmother worked for Dr Blair, Barnt Green in the early 1940's. She returned to North Wales and stayed in touch with the family for a long period. Does anyone know the whereabouts of where Dr Blair lived, or any information about the area during the 1940's? Thanks, Kristy.
I lived in Barnt Green from 1941 to 1961. I attended a tiny school held in the headmistress's back garden - a long shed like building! It was an excellent school, and I left there to attend Bromsgrove High School. Does anyone out there remember a little girl called Tyers? Or a head mistress - Miss Woodruffe and her assistant Miss Matthews?
I have very fond memories of Barnt Green. My sister went to Woodruff School between 1937 and 1942 and I was there between 1945 and 1948; my short stay was due to the Principle, Miss Jackson, deciding that she no longer wanted any boys beyond the age of 8, I think this was due to her age. I also remember an excellent teacher ...Read full memory
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