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St Mary School

A Memory of Brierley Hill

At the top of the town towards the flats is St Mary's church.  I used to attend St Mary's school which was situated behind the church.  One day when everyone turned up for school it had been burned to the ground, I think I was told one of the teachers left an electric fire on.  I can only remember the infant class, where the teacher in winter used to put our bottles of milk around the boilers chimney, also at dinner times we used to have to go down some steps to a cellar type dining room.  I wasn't keen on staying at school, but there was a lovely lady in the class, I think she was a secretary, her name was Mrs Cooper.  She used to help me in class.

A memory shared by Jackie Thompson , on Feb 28th, 2007.

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