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Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« on: Monday 10 May 21 02:30 BST (UK) »
I am looking for information on a preparatory school/kindergarten that I attended in the late 1940's.  My mother called it "Guthlick House" but I have no idea if that is a correct spelling or even if my translation of what my mother said is correct.
I have a reasonably strong feeling that it was conducted in a large house on Coleshill Road, Castle Bromwich in Birmingham.
Any information would be appreciated.

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Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 May 21 11:17 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Robert  :D

I couldn't see anything on the 1939 Register for Coleshill Road that may have been a school.  A bit of googling has come up with a possible means of finding out more.

https://en-gb.facebook.com/pg/NorthArdenHistorySociety/posts/

If you have a facebook account you may be able to find someone who can tell you more or point you in the right direction.

Or you could try contacting the Warwickshire Records Office and see if they can assist in any way.

https://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/enquiries-copying-services
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Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 12 May 21 05:11 BST (UK) »
Thabnk you so much for the information you have sent.  I will follow it up as best I can.

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Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 12 May 21 20:03 BST (UK) »
There used to be a preparatory school called Amberley Preparatory School at 70 Coleshill Road, Ward End which is just further up the road from Castle Bromwich. If you Google the name of the school it gives some details...



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Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 12 May 21 23:07 BST (UK) »
A great surprise when I woke this morning (I am in Australia).  Thank you - will follow up on the information you provided.

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Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« Reply #5 on: Friday 14 May 21 01:20 BST (UK) »
Unfortunately it looks as though Amberley is not the place I attended - the stripes on the ties go the wrong way!
I have attached the only physical record of my attendance. My guess is that it was taken about 1950. The stamp on the back says "Photograph by G Douglas Morris, 8 Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham 8 Negative Number 338.  I have been unable to find any record of this photographer

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Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« Reply #6 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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Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« Reply #7 on: Friday 14 May 21 04:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the advice.  I will try that.  Robert

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Re: Preparatory School/Kindergarten
« Reply #8 on: Friday 14 May 21 06:39 BST (UK) »
https://historyofcastlebromwich.jimdofree.com/castle-bromwich-through-the-ages/20th-century/schools/

I can't see Guthlick House mentioned here, but there may be some useful info which prompts some memories!

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