Braintree, The Union Workhouse 1923

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Memories of Braintree


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)

There were air raid shelters in the playground immediately in front of the school and there may have some across the road,but I cannot recall them at this time distance. My teachers were, Miss Poole, Mrs Murphy and Miss Burgess. I recall learning times table by rote and multiple fractions at the same time with Miss (...Read full memory)

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 was from Ireland and (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember The Victoria Inn, East Street, Braintree? My parents owned this pub during the mid-50s (it was opposite the gas works - I attended Chapel Hill School. My surname then was Smith

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