Bromsgrove, Shenstone Training College c.1965
Memories of Bromsgrove, Shenstone Training College c1965
Today my husband and I took my father in law (now nearly 98) back to see the college he attended post war, alas we could only go as far as the gates as it is now used as a school, he remembered the area well, then the teacher training college was just the low one buildings and huts that had been used during the war.
Bromsgrove Teacher Training College's proper name was Shenstone Teacher Training College and was under the aegis of Birmingham University. Shenstone was originally situated on the old prisoner of war camp outside Kidderminster, in the village of Stone. It originally offered two year teacher training, but in 1960, with the change in the regulations for teacher training, the course was upgraded to three years. I was amongst the first group of three year students at Shenstone. In those days, we all took the basic subjects - Maths, English, Science, Phys.Ed., Dance, Art, Health Ed, as well as Education (History, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Child Development) and two special subjects which we studied in ...Read full memory
Memories of Bromsgrove
This was one of the hotels/public houses owned by Mr.& Mrs. R.J.Gillman; they were my grandparents. My parents visited them taking me with them. My cousin Clive and I went exploring, oh boy! my finger slipped threw the wallpaper in one of the bedrooms, so Clive and I traced it round and found hidden behind the wall ...Read full memory
MY grandad and grandma used to run The George. They were Reg and Edith Astley. I was brought up there with my mum and dad, Pat and Sheila. Mum was a barmaid there with my Aunty Eunice. If any one remembers them , or has any photos, particularly of the interior, please get in touch at : email@example.com
Had many enjoyable pints in the Coach and Horses whilst waiting for the bus to the Winter Gardens on Saturday nights.
Used to walk to the common on a regular basis, remember climbing one of the highest trees to attach a long rope to a branch so we could swing over the ditch howling "TARZAN" what's happened to the kids of today, mm sat at home on their computers. Sad very Sad.