My Dad John Whyley went to a Icknield St school back in the 50s and was very much into boxing in his youth.
Hi Carolina, Dad used to talk about his boxing and Icknield school everytime we drove past when he was ferrying me about. Sadly he passed away last month. He was a lovely man. It was lovely seeing a photo of him on here.My ex boxed with Johnny at Icknield Street School. I went to school with Rosalind
Hi Lawrence I remember you from school days you were a friend of Tony Fleetwood and Billy Gibbins and Robert Smith and Charlie Salt to name few you all came from around Camden Street area if memories serve me right RSVP please.I went Icknield st school, from 1964 to 1968, teachers then were Mr Urch ( Reggie Urch as he was known) Mr Mazimba, Mr Northedge ( a very strict and a cruel man) Jock Sheerer, Mr Fred Kitchen the headmaster, a great teacher and fisherman, he took me, Roy Hands, Graham Shaw and others fishing on his club waters....it was a chaotic school, with lots of ethnic problems, I remember one, an asian kid who joined our class who was later proven to be over 20 years old, beard and all, you have to laugh, but whilst it was ok as a school and we had lots of laughs, it has to be said it didn't do me much good educationally, but hey ho, sa la ve, I have nothing but fond memories of Icknield st and all my old mates , even with its total anarchy and lack of discipline, but it had an abundance of corporal punishment via, the cane, the pump and board ruler and the numerous slaps, knuckled heads and twisted ears...but we were a tough bunch to control it has to be said
Hi Vivien, I am doing a conservation project on icknield street school. I came across this site and thought I might find some background information and came across this article. The joy of reading it, would it be possible if I could get a copy of this article? kind regards Devinder