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Astwood Bank
« on: Friday 12 August 11 12:53 BST (UK) »
I have a potential ancestor living at a private school, chapel road in Astwood Bank at the time of the 1881 census. Does anyone have any info on this school.
Thanks Helen

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Re: Astwood Bank
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 August 11 16:12 BST (UK) »
Hi Helen
I was born in astwood bank and my mother was born
at chapel road there was a school there at that time
but i dont no if it was a private one the main building
on chapel road was the baptist church and sunday school
established in 1787 i have many books about the village
also old directory copies + hundreds of local magazines
i will look through them and check for you
peter

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Re: Astwood Bank
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 August 11 21:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks Peter, I would really appreciate that.
Helen

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Re: Astwood Bank
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 August 11 23:09 BST (UK) »
Have seen mention of a Boys' School, Girls' School, National Board School in Astwood Bank (reports of Feckenham School Board) but the following advert (or similar) appeared regularly in the Birmingham Daily post from about 1880

EDUCATIONAL
COMMERCIAL SCHOOL - ASTWOOD BANK near Redditch
For Boarders only. Established 1855. Conducted by the Messrs Timson.
The system of instruction pursued (which includes French, German, Latin and Music) is of the most comprehensive kind.
Good playground, and fields for Cricket, Football &c.
Milk and vegetables home produce.
Terms: from 20 to 26 guineas per annum.
Pupils may enter any time. Fees charged from date of entrance. Inspection of premises invited.
School reopens 18 July
References permitted to parents of present and former pupils. Also to old pupils.

No address ever quoted.

Possibility?

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Re: Astwood Bank
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 13 August 11 10:14 BST (UK) »
Fees seem a bit dear, they were an acting family but is certainly a possibility, he was a boarder and maybe he came in to a bit of money or a kind benefactor.
Thanks for your work.

Helen

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Re: Astwood Bank
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 13 August 11 10:17 BST (UK) »
Hi helen
I have only found what our other member sent to you
its from a 1901 directory George Timson commercial school
chestnut road astwood bank he had 15 boy boarders aged
from 8 to 16 (chestnut road joines chapel road) my brother
lives on that road if you need any photos of the area let
me no

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Re: Astwood Bank
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 13 August 11 16:09 BST (UK) »
A couple of pics would be great if it's not to much trouble, it would give me a feel of the place.
Thanks
Helen

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Re: Astwood Bank
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 24 August 11 17:40 BST (UK) »
Hi Helen,

I also live in Astwood Bank! - Several months ago, I can't exactly remember when - we were planning to move house and one came up for sale which we had admired for some time!.

The move didn't work out despite the house being lovely... however at the time I did look into its history and discovered it had indeed been a school.  Looking at it I think the existing school buildings have been split and are now 2 large  semi detached houses.

I am more than willing to describe them and their location but am unsure if I can do this in the "public domain" as it were.

Perhaps someone could advise ?

Kind regards - Sharon
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Re: Astwood Bank
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 24 August 11 18:07 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sharon that would be wonderful if you could, if your unsure about putting it on here you could send me a private message.
Thanks again
Helen