David has been sharing material kindly donated by Eleanor for some weeks. The gallery of Walsall Wood School images was particularly popular, and a wonderful treasury.
I thank Eleanor and David for their kind generosity.
This wonderful photo dates from 1960 and shows Mrs. Holland’s ‘sweet little cherubs’ at St. John’s School, Walsall Wood.
The photo was taken by the infants classrooms, which Mrs Holland describes as being, ‘down the drive by the side of the main school.’
‘British History online’ mentions this building:
The old school and teacher’s house were sold and the money applied to the new buildings. An infants’ school was added in 1882. In 1885 men from the village who attended Sunday morning classes in reading and writing at the schools built a new classroom for the 1859 schoolhouse and altered and added to the infants’ school. The mixed school was again enlarged in 1898. The schools were reorganized into junior and infants’ schools in 1932 and were merged into a single school in 1974.
Interestingly, though the main building has recently been demolished, and a development of new houses is taking shape there, the old infants building remains ‘down the drive’.
I would like to thank Mrs Eleanor Holland for donating this photo and perhaps readers can help to identify and name her ‘cherubs’.
She has very happy memories of the group.
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My thanks to David and Eleanor for their time and generosity. Always appreciated.