There’s been a real buzz around about the Brownhills Central Boys School/Annexe Reunion event coming to the old school (now Brownhills Community Centre) on June 30th 2018, and to mark the occasion, Janet Davies and co have been digging material out of the archives, and popped up a mystery.
A group of ladies – 26 in all, including one in a wheelchair, photographed in the old school yard with a cup they’d clearly won. Maybe wartime, or I think late 1940s, maybe early 50s. Some great hair. But what’s it all about? Does anyone know?
I don’t know for sure, but I suspect the lady in the wheelchair might be Gwen James. Perhaps the whole thing is related to Mrs. Parsley and the wartime ladies =- although they seemed more, shall we say, senior?
If you can help, we’d love to hear more.
Meanwhile, the menu for the reunion has been revealed – and it’s just a fiver, booked in advance: The reunion is otherwise free, so what’s not to love?
Janet Davies said:
Here is the menu for school dinners at our ‘All Back to Brownhills Central School’ open day on 30th June 11am-3pm.
Two sittings, 12.30pm and 1.30pm, tickets a fiver (for online booking click here – no booking fee): choose from Cheese and Potato Pie or Cottage Pie and from Concrete and Custard or Spotted Dick.
Just 25 places left !
If you can help identify the ladies and why they won the cup, please do comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers!
Here’s my original post about this event from a couple of weeks ago – please do attend if you have an interest in the old school – they’d love to see you!
Oh my (school) days, there’s a terrific thing going on at Brownhills Community Centre, what my generation called the Annex but was originally the Central Boys School – there’s going to be a celebration, reunion and open day for those who remember the days of that particular school yard.
It’s taking place on Saturday 30th June 2018 from 11am until 3pm at the former school, now Brownhills Community Centre, and there will be memory-jogging tours of the building you knew so well, archive photo displays, real school meals (including concrete and custard!) a film show of old Brownhills and loads of people to chat to and reminisce about the days of Mr. Massey and co.
The day itself is free, but if you want to partake of lunch, it’s £5 for mains and pud, and you can book in advance at the link in the text below.
Brownhills Community Centre wrote:
ALL BACK TO BROWNHILLS CENTRAL SCHOOL
Open Day Saturday 30th June 11am – 3pm
You may know it as the Boys’ School, Central School, the Annexe or the Activity Centre. The building has been all these things, and has now been extensively refurbished in its new role as Brownhills Community Centre and The Lamp.
You may not know that it has a fully-equipped Ladies’ Gym, a cinema/theatre/concert venue with bar, a nursery, a motorcycle training centre, a computer suite, rooms for hire for parties and training and a wide variety of activities to suit every interest. Its facilities are for everyone, local or further afield.
The building is 125 years old this year, and to celebrate we are hosting a Back to School open day on 30th June. The whole Centre will be open for you to look around, a chance to reminisce or to explore the new facilities.
We have a big archive of photographs which will be on display. Perhaps you’ll be in some of them! We will also be serving (edible) school dinners.
Free parking via Pelsall Road entrance. WS8 7JE.
The open day is free, no need to book. School dinners need to be booked in advance. £5 gets you 2 choices of main meal and pudding, including concrete and custard! Tickets from (no booking fee): https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/the-lamp-arts-centre
If you haven’t yet visited th Community Centre, you really are missing out; it’s a busy and welcoming hive of activity with a great atmosphere operated by a lovely community of dedicated folk, located in the old Annex or Brownhills Central Boys School right there on the Miner Island in Brownhills. You can find out more here.