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#1 by Micky boy , Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:45 am

My first school Blakenhale infants what a great walk every morning with my mom. We left our house in Mickelton Avenue crossed Garretts Green Lane with help from lollipop lady Mrs Reynolds great days. Second school Blakenhale juniors so not much changed. Then failed eleven plus thank god and on to Sheldon Heath comp brilliant times good memories. Mr Dennis form teacher, Mr Tapplin head and so on, any one else remember?


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#2 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:28 pm

Hi Micky my wife and I went to Blakenhale J+I. Until two years ago I was a Governor there. It's an Oasis Academy now. SB


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#3 by Cleopatra , Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:44 pm

I also went to Blakenhale Junior and Infants School. I have fond memories of Mrs Jacques, (infants). She gave me a good telling off for trying to bury someone in 2" of sandpit and during the school holidays we all went to "Play Centre".

Junior school was altogether different, although great fun. Mr Lamb always used to wear a white suit and we used to have to stand in line and hold out our hands to have them inspected for cleanliness.


 
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#4 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:47 pm

I remember Colin Lamb from Blakenhale, he used to come into our pub with another teacher Mick Harwood. I used to play Badminton with them on Thursday nights in the school hall. About ten of us then off down to our pub.


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#5 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:01 pm

Cleo we all used to go over to the Blakenhale Play Centre in the summer holidays, that was in the 50s and 60s, there was never any trouble from the local kids. because the were people who kept us busy and cared.


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#6 by Micky boy , Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:21 am

I cleo I remember the summer time play school at blakenhale . Had cycle proficiency class if that's how you spell it. Pc Carter took class this was the sixteys ,football all sorts great fun kept us busy micky boy


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:53 pm

Blakenhale was a great school to go to when we were kids. The headmaster was a really nice bloke by the name of Mr Hardingham looking back he was very much like Lord Louis Mountbatten, a total gentleman and most respected.


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#8 by rewerb , Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:34 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #7
Blakenhale was a great school to go to when we were kids. The headmaster was a really nice bloke by the name of Mr Hardingham looking back he was very much like Lord Louis Mountbatten, a total gentleman and most respected.


I was at Blakenhale in '52 to '58. Hardingham was the headmaster, smoked a pipe from memory. Mr Collins taught us in the 4th year Juniors and Mr Davis (Welsh guy) in the 3rd year. Don't remember much from the Infants, except that the school canteen was in that part of the building, across the playground from the Juniors.

They used to have film nights in the Junior school hall (Tuesday, I think ), only pennies to get in, and they had a sweet stall as well to get your liquorice sticks and sherbet dips!

I have a photo from circa. '56/57 with the class lined up in the playground to do country dancing.


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#9 by Sheldonboy , Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:30 pm

Yes they showed proper films too. It was run by the Caretaker Mr Green I think.


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#10 by Voltman , Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:02 pm

Sounds like you were both there at the same time.


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#11 by Voltman , Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:33 pm

I built and installed a heating control panel there in about 1980, never saw it again.


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#12 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:18 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #11
I built and installed a heating control panel there in about 1980, never saw it again.

Maybe it is still going strong.


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#13 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:19 pm

I was a Governor at Blakenhale for a while until it was taken over as an Academy.


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