I have some great images coming of of Walsall Wood from the 1950s from local man John Genders, whom the young David vans has been chatting to about the village and particularly the local Boys Brigade.
The above fantastic image is just a taste: i think we all remember those school PE lessons: The wooden benches with the stacking pegs; the stacking vaulting horses; those old, cold school halls with the gloss-painted walls, big radiators and metal casement windows.
Thanks to John and David for a wonderfully evocative (and I have to say, beautifully lit) image. What do you remember of those PE classes? Can you name any of the people involved?
This glorious photo is dated 1952 and shows some local secondary school girls keeping fit in a PE lesson where the teacher is a Miss Hill.
The photo was taken in the old secondary school, by Streets Corner, Walsall Wood. The building is now used as a primary school.
I would like to thank local man John Genders for offering this photo. He was able to name several of the girls… Audrey Smith, Josie Bull, Rita Stokes and Stella Warsden – but that’s Walsall Wood for you!
This school hall also served as the canteen for the primary school pupils in those days.
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My thanks to John and David for their time and generosity. Always appreciated.