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Erdington Grammar School

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Just to make it clear for anyone who reads this thread later, the photos in post #5 are of the house where Penny's aunt lodged not of the school.

I seem to remember that Erdington Grammar school was built in around 1926 but whether it was something else before I don't know. Part of the playing fields were the gardens of Erdington Hall so it probably ties in with the demolishing of that building and the construction of Tyburn Road.

Viv, there's another thread for this school - would be a good idea to merge them? Or is there a reason why they are separate? Edit. Threads now merged.

https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/erdington-grammar.5412/page-3#post-611724

I still meet up with friends from Erdington and we always call it EGGS night!
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Thanks Lady P. Threads merged, there may now be unseen posts earlier in this thread. Have also edited post #5. Viv
 

Larika

New Member
i never knew the dreaded miss bradford had a famous dad she used to frighten the life out of me she always sat in assembly in grey shorts uggg those hockey pitches an awful showersuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugggggggg
I was in EGGS when Miss Bradford started. She was an absolutely brilliant hockey player. She played on the wing. Many, many of the younger girls had crushes on her. I'm surprised she turned into a dragon. Maybe she was OK to me because I was in the first eleven hockey team. I loved those hockey pitches! LOL. However those showers were dreadful.
 

Larika

New Member
Same uniform as 1948 when I was there. You could tell the 6th formers they were allowed to wear skirts.
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Hi Susan P, Welcome to the forum. I left Erdington in the summer of 1963 having started there in September 1958 - I didn't stay on till 6th form. There is a thread with a little more about the school here and worth a look:

 

Vivienne14

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Staff member
Speech day and prize-giving in 1966 at the Town Hall. Source:British Newspaper Archive. Viv.

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Alberta

Super Moderator
Staff member
Just re-reading this thread again and recalled a couple of the school rules 1950s,
We had to kneel on the floor and our gymslips had to be 2 ins above the floor .
We were not to be seen eating in the street before or after school, one afternoon my mom took me along the village(Erdington high street) and bought peaches, giving me one to eat, a prefect saw me and reported me the next day,I had a warning from Miss Hill not to repeat my 'crime', lol., my Mom was furious and would have come to school but I convinced her not to show me up
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Alberta, I was spotted eating an ice lolly and given a kindly warning not to do it again. Can't remember who it was that spoke to me but I was allowed to finish my lolly! There used to be a sweet shop at the dip in Wood End Road on our way to 6 ways and I'd bought it there.
 
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