I’m very pleased to note the continued interest in Watling Street School’s history, a thread started by Adrian Reid before Christmas. A couple of days ago, I received the above scan from reader George Martin, taken around 1922 or 1923, featuring his father.
Please find the attached photo of a boys class at Watling Street school circa 1922/23 – my father Burnal Martin is on the front row in the center wearing the small cap.
Is this photo of any interest?
Does anyone recoginise the other boys in the photo?
I can assure you George that both I and other readers will find the photo very interesting indeed and a great addition to the historical record. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
While on the subject of the school up on the A5, Mike Stackhouse commented yesterday:
I am amazed at the memories stirred by other people replying to the items.
The best thing of all is that I now have a copy of 125 years of Watling Street, I was invited by Eryl to the school and had a fantastic afternoon. I saw paperwork (Register) of the day i started school in 1949 and similar for both my brother and sister.
I am going back again when it can be arranged.
Memories came flooding back and you sparked me to at least getting a start on my life around Brownhills and Beechdale.
Only done 1000 words so far, but it’s a start.
So thank you once more.
Thanks Mike, so kind. As I said in reply, connecting people with their history, and reader helping reader is why I do this. Thanks for you lovely words.
f you can put a name to anyone pictured above, or have any further material relating to Watling Street School, please do comment or email me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
Cheers, as ever.