Tom, hark!

Thomas Spedding School 1290

Image very kindly supplied by Margaret Hampton.

Earlier in the year, I published the memories of Elizabeth Hampton who grew up in Pier Street Brownhills, and I still have the second half of that memoir to come. However, this week she sent me some lovely school class photos from the very early 1950s at Brownhills Central Boys’ School (The Annex, now the Activity Centre).

The images feature Elizabeth’s brother, Tom, and she had this to say about them:

Dear Bob,

Thank you for printing my memories and the lovely response.

I mentioned in the piece my brother Tom born November, 1940. I was looking through old photos and found three class photos taken at Brownhills Secondary Modern School.

I should imagine the first one dates from about 1951/52 if he was in the Senior School and the other two later. Somebody may see themselves on them. They will all be in their seventies.

Elizabeth Hampton

There are a few readers I think will be very interested in these – including Mick Stackhouse, who may well be featured, and possibly Dave Cresswell.

Thanks Elizabeth for a wonderful donation (and very high quality scans – always appreciated) and look out for the second part of your earlier piece later in the week.

If anyone can put names to faces, please do – comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.

Thomas Spedding Class 2292

Image very kindly supplied by Margaret Hampton.

Thomas Spedding Class 3294

Image very kindly supplied by Margaret Hampton.

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5 Responses to Tom, hark!

  1. ivor230240 says:

    I was at Central from 1951 to 1955, what years are these photos?

  2. Pat Coton (nee Hodgkins) says:

    Godfrey Hucker, Michael Brooke’s, George Tonks, lots of familiar faces but cannot think of names off hand, a few years older than me though.

  3. harold jeffries says:

    HI BOB,WAS AT CENTRAL BOYS AND APPEAR IN 2 OF THE 3 PHOTOS.CAN NAME ALL THE LADS IN MIDDLE AND BOTTOM PICS.TOP ROW L/R R ANDERSON M-DANIELS E-HALE M-WHITBROOK A-WINTERS B-GLENN D-ASTBURY J-HIBBERD J-CARLESS C-WRIGHT.MIDDLE ROW L/R P-POPE T-SPERRIN J-HAINS R-DIXON M-PAINTER M-NEWMAN MYSELF H-JEFFRIES J-HUNT A-SHAW A-JONES P-WALSH.BOTTOM ROW L/R G-TONKS B-GETHIN T-WATSON B-DENNIS G-HUCKER C-BROWN M-YATES T-HOWDLE A-THACKER B-PORTSMOUTH M-BROOKES G-SIMPSON

    • Derek Breeze says:

      Hi, Melvin Painter was my cousin, he died very young. I am 2 or 3 years older than Melvin was. Regards Derek Breeze

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