Historic maps of Sidemoor and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Sidemoor maps
We have no photos of Sidemoor, although we do have photos of these nearby places:
Bromsgrove| Barnt Green| Lickey| Wychbold| Belbroughton| Chaddesley Corbett| Rednal| Rubery| Clent| Hopwood| Hanbury| Droitwich| Redditch| West Hagley| Blakedown| Northfield| Hagley| Feckenham| Churchill| Kings Norton| Astwood Bank
Sidemoor area books
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Memories of Sidemoor
I Think we Use to Call it The 48 Steps.
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.
Bromsgrove Institute in High Street
My husband's grandfather Eustace Egbert George Duffill was born in 1869 at the Bromsgrove Institue in the High Street. Please can anyone tell me whether the Institute building features in any of the photographs of the High Street. I believe his father was librarian there.
Shenstone Training College
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 more depth, for two years. In the third year we continued our study of Education plus one special subject which we studied to quite a high level. We produced a 'Long Term Assignment' on each of these third year subjects, as well as normal assignments. I took two special subjects - Music and Religious Education.
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Former High School Pupil
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.