Down with the kids

Yet again, the young David Evans has played a blinder and come up with some fantastic images of the classes and staff at Walsall Wood County Primary, which was the school that formerly existed in the youth club building at Streets Corner.

David has been in conversation with local lady Mrs. Eleanor Holland, who has kindly supplied the above images and the ones that proved so popular a few days ago. These 1950 and 1951 images sit well alongside David’s exploration of the building I posted a few months ago.

As is frequently the case, I’m fascinated by the background as much as the foreground. I think, judging by the angle of some of the shots, the famous Walsall Wood subsidence must have been worse than expected!

David wrote:

Hi Bob

I thought your readers would like to some of the dear little cherubs of 1950 and 1951!

My sincere thanks are extended to Mrs Eleanor Holland (née Ellis) who has very kindly provided these photos.

David Evans

If you have anything to add, 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.

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9 Responses to Down with the kids

  1. Dave (Eddy) Edwards says:

    Thanks Bob, David & “Miss Ellis” for the great photos,
    did we really look like that?
    Dave (Eddy) Edwards

    • trevor wood says:

      Hi Dave did you have a brother Norman (chinny) and live on the castlefort estate

    • trevor wood says:

      hi did u have a brother norman who went in raf (lived on castle fort est)
      e/m yovonne.wodd

      • Dave (Eddy) Edwards says:

        Hello Trevor
        Sorry for the delay.
        Yes Norman (Chinny) was my brother and we did live on Castlefort.
        Unfortunately Norman passed away in March this year at only 66.
        Dave (Eddy) Edwards

        • trevor wood says:

          Correct e/m addy:- yovonne.wood
          I was best mates with Norman along with Steven Homer would love to know more lost contact when he went into the RAF did he marry? did he have children? where did he live? What did he do after leaving the RAF?

  2. Clive says:

    Lovely photos. Big thank you to Eleanor and Dave.

  3. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    belated thanks and much appreciation for putting these photos on your blog. Mrs Holland mentioned the class sizes …well over 40 and up to 52 !…and begging white bacon paper from Mr Bates, the butcher at nearby Streets Corner , for her pupils to use as drawing paper in class.
    kind regards


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  5. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    The little lad all on his own….Rigby…A star pupil, in his own way, according to Miss Ellis.
    I wonder if readers can help to put names to the other pupils in these photos….I believe I may be there somewhere..ahem
    Young David

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