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, ...Read full memory
Whilst waiting for the 144 to come in i was playing a game of darts when a gentleman asked if i wanted a game.I said yes and we proceeded to play.Needless to say my opponent blew me off the board.When i enquired after his name he said ,Johnny Venn and he played for the Argus team
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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
I remember staying with my grandmother Annie Rowlands during World War 2 in the village of Stoke Works on Harbors Hill Farm. There was a neighbouring farm there and I remember a John Ford. My grandmother took me on a bus to Bromsgrove and bought me my first pair of wellington boots, I felt like royalty. I ...Read full memory
I suspect that the picture is actually taken in around 1960 or 61, as it appears to show the new Lower School extension under construction on the right. I was in the first year's intake to use the new building, starting in September 1961.
Whilst being at either Parkside ot North Bromsgrove school my poor mom came face to face with a bull. It had escaped from the slaughter house! I also remember there being a bullet lodged in the side of the church. I wonder if it is still there.
Attended Tardebigge School from 1953 onwards until the dreaded 11 Plus Test . One of my first memories is meeting the Headmaster, Mr Knight and Deputy Head, Mr Hutchings and being introduced to the Vicar, Mr Underhill (hope my memory is still working) and going into the church seeing how big it seemed ...Read full memory
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.
Had many enjoyable pints in the Coach and Horses whilst waiting for the bus to the Winter Gardens on Saturday nights.
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