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Gower Street Boys School

John_Gower_Street_pupil

master brummie
Well that is definitely not Mr. Phillips.
This is indeed a rare photo everybody. I didn't know Mr. Eyton knew how to smile!

This was taken from Guildford Street.
 
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Martyn Broom

knowlegable brummie
smashing photo martyn... if i am not mistaken taken on the roof top (as so many are) of the school..the block of flats you see behind which was on lozells road has been demolished

lyn
Yes the roof was a favourite spot for photo,s, I did see some pics of the flat being taken down, Mr Phillips became Headmaster after Mr Ball retired and left. He was very fair and always made time for you. My days there were very good and i have fond memories of all the teachers even Wally Eyton , tough as he was ( Taps on the back of the head and " 10 house points off your team " lol i learnt more from him than any other teacher i had in my 4 years there. 1967-71.
 

Martyn Broom

knowlegable brummie
are you on that photo martyn maybe 3rd from left top row?

lyn
No Lyn He is definitely better looking lol, No as John said I/we joined the School probably Sept 1967. I can only recognise the Teacher who is very hard to forget as anyone who went to Gower Boys will tell you. I have a picture somewhere of All of the Teaching Staff lined up for a photograph, Im trying my hardest to find it.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
No Lyn He is definitely better looking lol, No as John said I/we joined the School probably Sept 1967. I can only recognise the Teacher who is very hard to forget as anyone who went to Gower Boys will tell you. I have a picture somewhere of All of the Teaching Staff lined up for a photograph, Im trying my hardest to find it.
thanks martyn be great if you can find it it would be a nice edition to this thread

lyn
 

Banjo

master brummie
I'm sure this photo is on the Forum somewhere. Credited to Bob Greathead History Collection, it shows Gower St School teachers in 1955. Most of these were still there in 1961 when I left. Standing left to right: Mr Cross (science), Mr Edwards, Mr Williams (my 2B teacher), Mr Phillips, Mr Dean (my 3B teacher) and Headmaster Mr Matts. I don't know the teacher standing on the right. Mr Eyton is front left and I don't know the other two teachers. Were any of these still there in 1967?
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John_Gower_Street_pupil

master brummie
I'm sure this photo is on the Forum somewhere. Credited to Bob Greathead History Collection, it shows Gower St School teachers in 1955. Most of these were still there in 1961 when I left. Standing left to right: Mr Cross (science), Mr Edwards, Mr Williams (my 2B teacher), Mr Phillips, Mr Dean (my 3B teacher) and Headmaster Mr Matts. I don't know the teacher standing on the right. Mr Eyton is front left and I don't know the other two teachers. Were any of these still there in 1967?
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Thanks Banjo

Well, well, well. I have been waiting for a photo like this for a while now.
The first thing is that it was taken in the year I was born. Secondly Mr. Eyton was a smoker; didn't know that.
I only recognize Messer's Cross, Phillips and Eyton.

Mr. Phillips was always Headmaster in my time (67 - 70).
I take it you were based in the Annex building so I would not have known your two form teachers.
 
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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
great photo banjo...so if we look at the photo on post 161 and compere it to your photo i dont think it mr eyton on post 161


lyn
 

John_Gower_Street_pupil

master brummie
great photo banjo...so if we look at the photo on post 161 and compere it to your photo i dont think it mr eyton on post 161


lyn
It is Mr. Eyton on post 161 Lyn. When he taught us his hair was snow white. I saw him many years after leaving school and he hadn't changed at all. There are twelve years between the two photos and a lot can happen in that time.
 
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