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Blackbrook St Mary's RC Infants - Blackbrook Road > Chain Lane

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cumbriakid, Fiesta81, Hugh Wareing, irenrgarvey, Julie Gibbons,


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Wed, 15 Jun 2011, 19:07.

I was a pupil from 1960 to 1962. Miss McGarry was my first teacher and then the viscious sadistic Mrs Wilson. I heard that she worked in the Nazi death camps but was sacked for being too strict.
The final year my teacher was Miss Whittaker who was a good teacher and I learned a lot in that year.


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Fri, 18 Nov 2011, 18:13.

When Miss Wilson retired she had mellowed; she gave every kid in the school a threepenny bit from a big sackcloth bag. I recall sleeping in beds for a nap in the afternoon, the smell of the goat farm next door and millions of newly hatched frogs on the canal bank where the gate was. The canal was free flowing and clear then not the mess that it is now. The sisters had a negro-swallowing a-penny money box. The coal burning stove was fantastically hot and dried all the kid's clothes and shoes on the massive fireguards. It was a traditional 3 roomed school house in a wonderful location for nature walks - I have fond memories of it unlike the old junior school next to the church which was knocked down once the chain lane junior was built, it then became a car park for the church.


1 posts
Fri, 19 Jul 2013, 12:06.

loved miss mcgarry hated mrs wilson loved miss davin and miss yearsley scared of miss bennett, st anselms after. they had to stay miss as married women then had to give up their jobs


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Fri, 19 Jul 2013, 12:22.

hated sister winifred

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