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Summer Lane School

TowerStreetBrummie

knowlegable brummie
Hi All
I have this photo of Summer Lane School, may have been on before, i just cleaned it up a bit.


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Hope this helps Regards Stars
That’s a great photo of my old school that I attended 1959-1963. It’s the front view from Summer Lane and me and a couple of friends once climbed onto that roof. I lived in Tower Street and walked down Hospital Street and after passing Brearley Street entered through the back entrance of the school in Hospital Street.
 

TowerStreetBrummie

knowlegable brummie
Does anyone remember my Dad, David Kevin Smith who lived in Smith Street and Little King Street in Hockley. He went to Summer Lane School from 1960 to 1964. His brothers were Ronnie, Billy and Alfie and sister Anne. His parents were Bill and Hannah (known as Annie). He would love to here from anyone that knows him or his family to reminisce about the 'good old days'.
Hello,
I used to be pals with a David Smith during that time, he eventually moved to Hall Green and married an Italian girl.
 

Mark Tooze

master brummie
Looking at the earlier photographs, I think the Mr Edwards of Summer Lane school is the same Mr Edwards who became head of sport at St. Georges Comprehensive school just up the road - what a fantastic teacher!!! Always good for a laugh as you can see from the attached photos:-
Firstly with fellow PE teacher Mr Rogers:-
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Next - in the annual staff rounders match:-
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And finally - teaching us how to play tennis in the long hot summer of 1977:-
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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
great photos mark all of my children attended st georges during the 90s and also one sister and one brother did in the 70s...unless my memory fails me mark i think the long hot summer was 1976 not 77

lyn
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
I'm not sure - you may be right. I know it was hot!
yes it was 76 mark...i was married and living in great barr then...very hot for months but being much younger i sailed through it these days anything above 25 degrees and i lock myself in lol

lyn
 

Vivienne14

Kentish Brummie
Experimental ‘healthier’ outdoor classrooms at the Boys’ Dept, Summer Lane School.
Viv.
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Source: British Newspaper Archive
 

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TowerStreetBrummie

knowlegable brummie
Looking at the earlier photographs, I think the Mr Edwards of Summer Lane school is the same Mr Edwards who became head of sport at St. Georges Comprehensive school just up the road - what a fantastic teacher!!! Always good for a laugh as you can see from the attached photos:-
Firstly with fellow PE teacher Mr Rogers:-
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Next - in the annual staff rounders match:-
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And finally - teaching us how to play tennis in the long hot summer of 1977:-
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This is definitely Mr. Edwards who took P.E. Classes whilst I was at Summer Lane School 1959-1962. I remember him personally taking me to Cricket practice at Warwickshire Cricket Ground as part of being in the Summer Lane School Cricket Club.
I left St. George’s C of E junior School to go to Summer Lane School !.
 

mossg

master brummie
Most pupils favourite teacher especially if you liked sport.
Many years after i left school i was having a social drink with Mr Reece ( another sport lover ) he told me that in his opinion Mr Edwards was the best teacher he ever worked with.
 
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