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School help please!
« on: Tuesday 15 January 08 20:19 GMT (UK) »
My mother went to a short-hand typing school in Swansea in the 60's called Greggs. It was somewhere near where Dynevor school used to be.

Can't seem to find anything about it on the internet. Strange! Anyone any clues???
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering

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Re: School help please!
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 January 08 20:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi Vasquez109, how are you !!!

It might just be a co-incidence but Greggs or "Gregg" is actually a type of shorthand  ???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregg_Shorthand

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Re: School help please!
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 January 08 20:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wendi,

Thanks, but she said the school was called greggs. It was 2 schools next to each other apparently. One did one version of shorthand and the other did a different version.

Im stumped! How can something from the last 40 years not be on the internet. Not even on friends-reunited!

ARGH!!!!
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering

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Re: School help please!
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 January 08 20:43 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps a visit back to County Hall to view the old maps would sort it !!!

Wendi  :)
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unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha

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BUCKLEY ~ Cork & Manchester
FRANKLIN ~ Clerkenwell, London
BRADY ~ Kildare & Manchester
DERICK ~ France
FRIEND ~ Kent & Portsmouth
TYLDESLEY ~ Lancashire
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 15 January 08 20:50 GMT (UK) »
I think you're right. Strange though isnt it!
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering

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Re: School help please!
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 January 08 06:04 GMT (UK) »
Dear Vasquez109

My mother also went to this college around 1933 or so. She told us it was situated somewhere near Carlton Terrace which is parallel with Walters Road. I do remember a large stone building on the right above Carlton Terrace but don't really know if that was Greggs. It was called after the type of shorthand taught there. I too would like to know more about it.
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 16 January 08 11:52 GMT (UK) »
I think the other College next door was called Pitmans

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 16 January 08 19:36 GMT (UK) »
Wendi! Your message seems to link to a book about Derby County.  ;D
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 16 January 08 19:39 GMT (UK) »
Isnt it strange how theres no trace of it on the wonderful all-knowing internet???
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering