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Re: Maidenhead Schools
« Reply #225 on: Tuesday 25 June 13 11:42 BST (UK) »
I notice some posts re st lukes school I had a great aunt Elizabeth blumfield who taught in that school in the1930s and also as mrs webb in the 1950s in between she and her husband (a Methodist lay preacher)spent time in paraguay

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« Reply #226 on: Wednesday 26 June 13 08:43 BST (UK) »
I'm not sure Furze Platt was an annexe to Alwyn. More likely, don't you think, that it was the junior predecessor to Courthouse School? By the way, my grandfather was caretaker at Alwyn in the post war years.

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« Reply #227 on: Wednesday 26 June 13 10:48 BST (UK) »
i was only at alwyn courthouse with its new buildings and pinkney crest opened the year after i leftbut perhaps as you suggest it may have been nursery school.when i went to alwyn the headmaster was mr riponand his deputy a mrs wheeler who had also taught my father

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« Reply #228 on: Wednesday 26 June 13 15:43 BST (UK) »
I went to Alwyn in 1947 and our first classroom was in the Scout's hut next to Ditton's Pond and near Findley's farm.  I remember my Mother walking me up to oaken Grove end of All Saints Avenue to catch a coach.
Could that be what you are thinking of?  Or is it that too early?
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« Reply #229 on: Wednesday 26 June 13 15:47 BST (UK) »
Just re-read the posts and we were certainly there at the same time.  Mr Ripon and Mrs Wheeler were there when I was.  And Miss Vince, Miss Abson? and Mr Appleton also Miss Pickering.

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« Reply #230 on: Wednesday 26 June 13 20:33 BST (UK) »
the names tallyand believe the coach co. was alled the three lillies i remember Dittons and in fact fell into cowpat there like you i only had towalkup all saints for the bus i was born in 1941 so i may be a year earlier

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« Reply #231 on: Wednesday 26 June 13 23:33 BST (UK) »
have just reread my last post to Abiam2pls excuse the puntuation  in my first year i had to carry a  gas mask so i would be sure i was one or two years ahead however i have a brother who may have been the same year

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« Reply #232 on: Friday 13 September 13 22:54 BST (UK) »
Graham,
Have just met up with some old pupils from our infancy and she swears our first term was in the Furze Platt Memorial Hall. 
So you were right!  What was your brother's name?
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« Reply #233 on: Sunday 15 September 13 13:40 BST (UK) »
Abiam 2 my brothers name is keith he went to alwyn rd,courthouse and gordon rd he was born in may of '43  graham