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Memories of Braintree

School Motto And Badge

I can still sing this old school song and remember the school motto "Nothing but the Best" inLatin of course. I still have those rolled up group photos but also my badge from my blazer, Thanks for the memory.

A memory of Braintree by sylvied7

My Early Years

I lived in Cressing Road, went to Chapel Hill Primary School and then to Braintree County High School. I left there in 1952 when my father was transferred by Crittall Metal Windows, to Dunedin, New Zealand. I remember the 750th Anniversary celebrations in 1949 and had always said I would like to return for the 800th ...Read full memory

A memory of Braintree by Paul Smith

Chaple Hill School

Lived in East Street, Braintree and went to Chaple Hill School. I remember some of the teachers; . Miss Cliff, Mrs Clark, Miss Jackson, Miss Bacon, John Mews, Bing Clayton, David Coe, Peter Hoy, Ray Allum, Doug Kemp, Willie Watkins, Barry Wassell, Purle Haylock, Jenny Colston, Cyril Oakley, Mick Lewin, Neville ...Read full memory

A memory of Braintree by Kenneth Grime

The School Song

1. with Hearts close knit in comradeship, your lusty voices tune to praise: And welcome him [& presumably her] with steadfast grip who speaks of school and happy days. 2. [in minor key] For whom shall every voice be still, in silent homage to the brave? For those who stormed the tyrant's hill, and gazed on victory ...Read full memory

My Mother Teacher Mary Dempsey In Public Sch

I would really appreciate any information on my Mother's teaching days in Catholic Public School in Braintree Essex from 1944 to 1947.  I was called after one of her students 'Iylish'.    It was a Primary School and she taught children of about 6 or 7 years of age.    She ...Read full memory

A memory of Braintree by Iylish Finlay

Braintree County High School

I own a picture of the students of BCHS taken in 1947. Such a view has many many names and connections. There is the headmaster Dr. Cordingly [he of the famous stick]. Here is the vicar Hartley Brook's daughter. My old girl friend Shirley, and members of my class including Billy Cranfield, Ron Whittaker, David ...Read full memory

Manor Street School

The wall on the left in the photo is Manor Street School which I attended from about 1953 until 1959. I am still in touch with Rod Gray. Does anyone else remember me or Rod from that time? The Headmistress was Miss Jarvis who was always accompanied by her Dachsund dog!

A memory of Braintree by Robin Hodson

Whybrows Of Bradwell

I am related to the Whybrow/Wybrow/Whybrew/Whybra family of Bradwell-juxta-Coggeshall. I know of two or three inter-related strains of this Bradwell family in the C19 but I have an Abraham (born 1811 in Bradwell) and Mary Whybrow living in Bradwell with a son Elijah born 1840/1 and I can't tie them in to one of the existing familes. Does anyone have any information which might help me?

A memory of Braintree by Julian Whybra

Braintree Usaf Wethersfield Braintree

..Hello..I've just read messages about Braintree. My uncle, Michael Stinson, worked at Critalls, my Auntie Doreen worked at Lakes', my mum worked at Frank Green in Manor St and my dad was one part of M & M...who ran coaches from Werthersfield to Lancaster Gate on Fridays and Sundays. I sincerely ...Read full memory

A memory of Braintree by Adrian Godden

Return To Braintree

My wife Ann & I have just returned to New Zealand from a trip to Braintree,where I still have a brother & sister living.Great to catch up with John Mews again at Bocking Bowls Club & have drink with him.We last met in 1965 when we left for New Zealand on transfer with Crittalls.Also met Jo Harrington (Whybrow) & June ...Read full memory

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