In the first serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here’s the first three photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s with accompanying notes, as introduced last week in this blog post here – This time, I am including the handwritten notes by Tony himself below each image.
I shall post the photos in batches of three so we aren’t swamped with too much information at once – and these ones all feature staff lineups. I shan’t comment on the notes directly, or attempt to transcribe: these are clearly a matter for readers as they obviously raise questions as well as answer them – and the last thing I want to do is lead the witnesses!
Thanks to Tony Portman who generously granted access to a remarkable collection, and to David Evans for scanning them so diligently. People like you gentlemen are keeping local history alive. Thank you.
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