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Offline MargieMag

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Edgbaston college for young ladies
« on: Sunday 17 June 12 20:06 BST (UK) »
Can anyone shed light on this school in Birmingham which my mother attended in about 1912/16? She spoke of the headmistress  as Miss Bailey. Does the building still exist?

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Re: Edgbaston college for young ladies
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 June 12 20:22 BST (UK) »
hi & welcome to RC. if you look in the national archives

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/default.asp

they have documents for :
Scope and content
Edgbaston: Church of England College for Girls: Full Inspection
Covering dates   1912
Held by  The National Archives, Kew
Legal status  Public Record(s)


just put Edgbaston college & dates 1900 -1920 in catalogue.

there are details as to ordering etc.

if you Google Edgbaston college there is a wikapaedia article incl:

St George’s School, next to St. George's Church, in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, is an independent, non-selective school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18. It consists of a lower school, an upper school and a sixth form.
 
It was founded in 1999 from the merger of two schools: Edgbaston Church of England College for Girls, founded in 1886 and Edgbaston College, founded at the end of the nineteenth century. The school is situated one mile from the centre of Birmingham and occupies a six-acre site. The headmaster since 2010 is Robert Dowling.


could this be the place?

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Re: Edgbaston college for young ladies
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 June 12 20:46 BST (UK) »
Historical Directories (on line)

Court Guide & County Blue Books of Warks, Worcs & Staffs 1902
EDGBASTON COLLEGE FOR GIRLS
227 and 198 Bristol Road, Birmingham
Private Residence for Boarders
Principal Mary E Baily     Head Mistress  Eleanor Moss B.A


Bennett's Business Directory for Warwickshire 1914
Schools
Edgbaston College for Girls, 227 and 198 Bristol Road

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Re: Edgbaston college for young ladies
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 December 12 00:19 GMT (UK) »
Edgbaston College for Girls, Bristol Road and The Edgbaston Church of England College for Girls, ( Now St. George's School), 31 Calthorpe Road, are completely separate establishments, abd quite unconnected.

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Re: Edgbaston college for young ladies
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 February 13 10:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Everyone,

I've just stumbled across this particular topic whilst researching for something else and I wonder if this College was the home of the 'Priory Girls Club'. Edgbaston is certainly the right locality.

My great aunt, Ellen Mary Hopkins, was given a barometer I believe as a leaving present with the date of 20th April 1910 before she left for Aberystwyth.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, David
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Re: Edgbaston college for young ladies
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 February 13 20:16 GMT (UK) »
David

In case it helps [and based on the fact that I live 3 miles from Edgabston] Priory Road is a main road that cuts through Edgbaston, very near 198/228 Bristol Road where Edgbaston College for Girls was.  The Edgbaston Priory Club is near Priory Road, and has been a smart tennis club for many years....and one day I may have saved enough to play there!  Likely that you are absolutely in the right geographical area.

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Re: Edgbaston college for young ladies
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 06 August 17 09:46 BST (UK) »
Hi there...just stumbled across this thread by accident....I am an ex-pupil of Edgbaston Church of England College for Girls (ECC), so may be able to shed some light on this....there were two schools with similar names....my school (ECC) and Edgbaston College....both ceased to exist in 1999, when they merged to form the co-ed St George's school, which is located on the old ECC site on Calthorpe Rd (opposite St George's church). ECC was founded in 1886. I don't remember mention of a Miss Bailey as headteacher in the 1900s, so I think you may be talking about Edgbaston College....unfortunately, I can't find my book on the history of the school to verify this, but if I do find it, I'll update this thread. The school was evacuated during WWII to Attingham Park. In my era, girls from ECC played squash at the Priory club (I noted someone in an earlier reply talking about the club). Toyah Wilcox was an ex-pupil (and often mentions the school in interviews), as was Gabrielle Drake (ex-Crossroads actress and sister of musician Nick Drake). Hope this helps.