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Bromford Racecourse

Phil Gundy

proper brummie kid
Fond memories of Bromford Racecourse in the early 60's, but not for racing. There were rugby and football pitches on the course and our school (Marsh Hill Boys Tech) games afternoons were held there.
Me too. I remember the brick-built changing rooms, and then on to the rugby pitches. I know there were some other playing fields we were taken by bus to when the racecourse closed, but I can't remember where. I do remember doing cross country around Witton Lakes.
 

badpenny

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I remember a saturday morning school rugby match at Bromford Bridge, i was playing scrum half and the fog was so bad i could barely see the rear ends of the back row in front of me.
 

A Sparks

master brummie
Me too. I remember the brick-built changing rooms, and then on to the rugby pitches. I know there were some other playing fields we were taken by bus to when the racecourse closed, but I can't remember where. I do remember doing cross country around Witton Lakes.
Yes me too, I remember the racecourse from school sports, I was at Marsh Hill girls!
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
have you tried putting in marsh hill school in the search box phil??something may turn up on here..i think there is something on marsh hill girls and boy grammar schools but not sure if thats what you are after

lyn
 

Phil Gundy

proper brummie kid
have you tried putting in marsh hill school in the search box phil??something may turn up on here..i think there is something on marsh hill girls and boy grammar schools but not sure if thats what you are after

lyn
There are a couple of newspaper reports and group pictures, but I just wanted a general external picture of the school, and can't find anything on the internet at all.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
i will keep my eyes open for you...can you confirm its the grammar schools you are searching for and i am taking it they are now demolished not my neck o the woods thats why i ask

lyn
 

Phil Gundy

proper brummie kid
Yes. I went to Marsh Hill Boy's School. I'm writing about it for my grandchildren and wanted a picture, but found that it has since been demolished and apparently airbrushed out of history ;)
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
as with lots of schools etc phil...ok i will see what i can find and im sure other members will
 

A Sparks

master brummie
Hi. It brings back memories. Do you know, I can't find a single photograph of either the boy's or the girl's school. Trying to write about my life for the grandchildren.

I can't recollect seeing any photos of school sports days, maybe none were ever taken?

There should be some annual class / school photos which would show part of the school as a background but I'm not sure any photos of just the buildings.

It wasn't like these days when everyone is taking photos of everything all the time!!
 

CFletcher

New Member
Hi,

I have a seen a little discussion and some old photos of the bromford bridge racecourse which are great. I am also interested in any record of the horses that ran there, such as those that won the most on that track? Also, any particularly famous or interesting stories that go with the races, whether the horses or people,
Thanks very much!
 
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