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Hillstone Infants and Junior School

parris

New Member
Hi i am new on here im writing a book on my granddads life, as he is suffering with motorneurones disease he started Hillstone primary in 1953 I was wondering if anyone has a photo of the actual school so i could put this in the book. thank you parris :)
 
Hi i am new on here im writing a book on my granddads life, as he is suffering with motorneurones disease he started Hillstone primary in 1953 I was wondering if anyone has a photo of the actual school so i could put this in the book. thank you parris :)
Hi, I was at Hillstone in 1953, what is your grandads name? Did he live close to the school?
If no one has a photo, I can take a present one, I don’t live too far away. But it would be after Xmas. Or you could open google maps and take a picture from that.
Cheers.
 
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parris

New Member
Hi, I was at Hillstone in 1953, what is your grandads name? Did he live close to the school?
If no one has a photo, I can take a present one, I don’t live too far away. But it would be after Xmas. Or you could open google maps and take a picture from that.
Cheers.
my Granddads name is John Cross also had four sisters who went to Hillstone Josie cross, Judie Cross, Janet Cross and Karen Cross and two brothers Jeremy Cross and Steven Cross they lived opposite hillstone school on freasley road. I am on the search for old school photos off shardend and birmingham areas to complete the book,

if anyone has any that would be amazing.
 
my Granddads name is John Cross also had four sisters who went to Hillstone Josie cross, Judie Cross, Janet Cross and Karen Cross and two brothers Jeremy Cross and Steven Cross they lived opposite hillstone school on freasley road. I am on the search for old school photos off shardend and birmingham areas to complete the book,

if anyone has any that would be amazing.
OMG yes, I know all, infact I think Judy, lives not to far from me now. I have spoken to her when I recognised her in a shop, couple of years ago. I lived just the other side of the ‘green’
In Freasley. My mom and Mrs Cross knew one another well. The children were always dressed nicely and polite.
I always knew your great nan as a lovely person. My Mom was Mrs Key, I was Janet and my brother Graham Key. I’m sure you grandad will remember her. I think your grandad and Graham are about the same age.
We were some of the very first families to move to Shard End. It was all fields, with the gravel pit at the top of the road, where the park is now.
We made trollys from old bits of wood, different size wheels, bit of rope and off we would go down the hill as fast as we could from the ‘pit’.
Well good luck and if I can find any pics I will forward onto you. The Shard End library might have some on their site.
 
OMG yes, I know all, infact I think Judy, lives not to far from me now. I have spoken to her when I recognised her in a shop, couple of years ago. I lived just the other side of the ‘green’
In Freasley. My mom and Mrs Cross knew one another well. The children were always dressed nicely and polite.
I always knew your great nan as a lovely person. My Mom was Mrs Key, I was Janet and my brother Graham Key. I’m sure you grandad will remember her. I think your grandad and Graham are about the same age.
We were some of the very first families to move to Shard End. It was all fields, with the gravel pit at the top of the road, where the park is now.
We made trollys from old bits of wood, different size wheels, bit of rope and off we would go down the hill as fast as we could from the ‘pit’.
Well good luck and if I can find any pics I will forward onto you. The Shard End library might have some on their site.
Sorry it was Josie who I knew better that lives quite close to me. I think Judy was older.
 

stef

proper brummie kid
I was at Hillstone from 1961 to 1968, Miss Clay was headteacher, there was Mr Arkinstall, Mr Smith Mr Broughton.
Some of my classmates were Brian Amos, andy carpenter , Alan Taman, christine Baker, carol Mundy, Tina wellard, john Pratt, et al. Loved that school. Somewhere I have some pics of our football and cricket teams. Will look them up.
 

Bobbyc

New Member
Hi, I have just joined this site. Fantastic photos above. I was at this school 1956 to 1963. Miss Stitt and Miss Clay were the Head Teachers. Miss Collins and Miss Yardley were 2 infant school teachers. In the juniors, I had Miss Lane, Mr Barber, Mrs Aldrick and Mr Thompson. I wonder if anyone on this site was in my class?
I attended from 1955-1962. I remember Miss Stitt and Miss (Edit ***) she slapped me across the face once for throwing snowballs one winter. I had Miss Lane, Mrs Aldrick, Mr Barber and Mr Thompson, all great teachers. Mr Arkinstall ran the football team and I can remember Malcolm King, Eric Langford in the team. In my class there was Sandra Cupples, Linda Chamberlain, Roy Fox, Jimmy Arnold, Robert Chance, Toni Parsons, Melinda Yeomans, Sandra Davey. We lived in Nearmoor Road and my older brothers and sister went to Hillstone - Tony Cole, Pat Cole, Dave and Terry (twins) Cole. It was a great school and I have many happy memories of it.
 
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