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Josiah Mason's Orphanage

Moor End Lad

knowlegable brummie
Hello, is it possible to post the photo? My father and his brothers were at SJMO around 1936 ( my dad was 9) to? They where John, Peter, Michael Gruchy.
It's on my list of things to do, but it isn't technically quick and easy, because the photo is about 2 feet wide. I'd somehow have to scan it in pieces and then photo edit the pieces back together. Not going to happen in the short term.
 

RobinCanada

knowlegable brummie
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A view from orphanage tower 1899 courtesy Sir Benjamin Stone Collection
I have looked at all of the photos you have posted of the Sir Josiah Mason Orphanage and I am looking for a photo of the school as it was from 1948-1953 when I was a day student, prior to the new school Yenton Primary??? being built at the front of the original buildings. I am writing a book on my life through edit to remove advertising. so that my present grandkids and their kids can see what their Poppa did growing up. Can you or anyone else connect me to photos of that era??
Robin
 
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Vivienne14

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Staff member
Robin good luck with your book. I’ve removed the site reference in your post #243 as we don’t encourage advertising on this Forum. Viv.
 

RobinCanada

knowlegable brummie
Not sure if these would be what you want but there are a few photos on the Phyllis Nicklin Site dated 1964
Thank you PJM those photos will work fine as I recognized them immediately; now if you asked me what I had for dinner last night I could not remember but my memory from 70+years ago is firing on all cylinders. Mr. Shillito brings back memories on one occasion painful ones!!
Robin
 

Moor End Lad

knowlegable brummie
Robin, thanks for posting up your photo, which looks down along the course of Orphanage Road. It took me a while to realise what that object in the immediate foreground is: it is of course the top of the safety railings around the top of the tower. In 1964 I was in Yenton class 4.1, and I remember a death-defying workman with a gas torch removing those railings as a precursor to demolition.
 
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