A quick one here from the young David Evans, who’s found a couple of gems from the postwar years of the Walsall Wood County Primary School at Streets Corner. This is the building – still extant – that David returned to recently and documented so beautifully.
I was struck at the time by the number of readers who contacted me with warm memories of the old school building that these days serves as the Walsall Wood Youth Club. What strikes me about these pictures is that the staff all look happy. That does seem somewhat unusual, with such images normally being somewhat staid and dour.
I thought you might be interested in these two photos of teachers at Walsall Wood County Primary School in the early 1950s.
My sincere thanks are extended to Mrs Eleanor Holland (née Ellis) who has very kindly provided these photos.
It’s interesting to note that some things never change: in his previous post, David took a photo of the area where the group above where photographed:
Note the doors and tiles haven’t changed – bar a lick of paint – in over sixty years.
If you have any memories of these times, or can add information, please do. Comment here, or write to me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
My thanks to David and Eleanor for their time and generosity. Always appreciated.