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The Lighter Side / Re: Mass Observation Day 2022
« on: Sunday 15 May 22 19:30 BST (UK)  »
Either way mowsehowse I was cheered up in the evening when my daughter told me she'd got us tickets for the Commonwealth Games - Mens hockey bronze medal match on her birthday.  :)

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The Lighter Side / Re: Mass Observation Day 2022
« on: Sunday 15 May 22 18:53 BST (UK)  »
I have just emailed my diary, I wasn't going to do one this year as the day was extremely boring. Like so many others the last twelve months have been sad at times,

we had to say goodbye to the last two of our families wartime generation, they both were in their 90's and were so tired.

We also have a new member of the family, the little fella in my avatar, he decided to come and live with us. We think he'd probably been thrown out. He is most definitely in charge and all the family are besotted with him.






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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can't make this out - help, please
« on: Tuesday 06 July 21 15:24 BST (UK)  »
It looks to me that the y in your father has been crossed out making it our.

Sam fore own this our father in 1918 war.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« on: Tuesday 18 May 21 12:04 BST (UK)  »
You mentioned the doctors surgery in a previous post, if the school was very close to it I just can't see that there would be enough room for many more pupils in one of the surrounding houses.




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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« on: Monday 17 May 21 07:43 BST (UK)  »
Not that this helps but I do remember the doctors surgery on Coleshill Road which closed several years ago. It was situated on the same side of the road as Amberley School but a fair distance away. The houses on that stretch of the road are big and I can well imagine another school being there.

There was another more recent doctors surgery right at the bottom of Coleshill Road which is now a nursery, opposite the Clock garage. I wouldn't have thought a school would have been there, but who knows.

I hope you manage to find your school eventually.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« on: Saturday 15 May 21 16:23 BST (UK)  »
That's a really interesting link Nic. I got a bit sidetracked at reading about schools my family must of attended.

Ruskie as you say there are plenty of big houses along Coleshill Road that could be used as a school. Perhaps this one is going to remain a mystery.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« on: Saturday 15 May 21 10:14 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if the OP recalls the school being near Hodge Hill Common. I had a look at Castle Bromwich on Wikipedia (as you do  ;D). It says that a large house once stood between Chipperfield Road (that's off Coleshill Road) and Hodge Common. Could that have been the school. Now it's a grassed over corner position with flats set back. I wonder how many pupils the school had.

We moved to the area when I was a child in 1956/7, and I went to The Firs school for a short time until we moved again. I am just so curious as to the location of the school!


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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« on: Friday 14 May 21 03:10 BST (UK)  »
That's annoying! I know the Coleshill Road, Castle Bromwich well but I have no memory of a  'Guthlick House' . I wonder if it might be worth contacting the Birmingham Mail newspaper they have a letters page, it covers a wide area and someone might remember the school. The email address will be online.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Mass Observation One Day Diaries sought - Wed 12 May 2021
« on: Thursday 13 May 21 19:16 BST (UK)  »
Just sent my diary off, what a boring day it was too! At least my sisters birthday card and present arrived on the day. It comes to something when you get excited about having a supermarket delivery.  ;D


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