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LesMac
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1 of 60  Thu 23rd Aug 2012 3:18pm  
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School pic taken about 1942. I am far left middle row. Lad in front of me is Arthur Patterson. We are still in touch after all these years. Les
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NormK
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2 of 60  Thu 23rd Aug 2012 3:58pm  
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That makes you as old as a conker tree Les.
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Midland Red
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3 of 60  Sat 25th Aug 2012 12:29pm  
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Which is the middle row of four, I wonder? ! Big grin
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Adrian
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4 of 60  Sat 25th Aug 2012 5:59pm  
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. . . and if you look to the right and count down, there is possibly five Smile
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TonyS
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5 of 60  Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:30am  
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What a clear photo Les, does Arthur still live locally?
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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6 of 60  Sun 26th Aug 2012 1:02pm  
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On 25th Aug 2012 12:29pm, Midland Red said: Which is the middle row of four, I wonder? ! Big grin
You are a comic too MR. I was wondering that too ! Wink
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LesMac
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7 of 60  Mon 27th Aug 2012 11:33am  
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Sorry I should have said second row from top, the good looking boy far left Smile . Arthur now lives in Barwell, Leicestershire, but we still email each other occasionally. Norm, I know of conker trees younger than me. Les
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downunder
Queensland. Australia
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8 of 60  Tue 28th Aug 2012 6:57am  
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Hi, I was at Windmill Road School in 1945 but my sister Doreen was in the same class as Arthur Patterson who I also have been in touch with. So where are the ones from 1945 onwards. Margaret Mole (Harris)
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LesMac
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9 of 60  Wed 29th Aug 2012 10:35am  
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Hi Margaret. Seems to be a bit of a mix up here. Windmill Rd was not really a mixed school. The boys occupied one half and the girls the other. There was no contact either in the school building or the playgrounds. At the front there was a high railing to keep pupils apart and at the back a wall did the same. The wall in the photograph was the dividing wall at the back. As you can see in the picture there no girls in the class. My sister Jean McCausland attended Windmill Rd school at the same time as you, you may remember her. I also have a photograph of all the teachers there at that time will look for it and load it to here. Les
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LesMac
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10 of 60  Wed 29th Aug 2012 3:02pm  
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Teachers at Windmill Rd about 1942. There is Miss Siddley who I had a schoolboy crush for, sadly she fancied Mr Hughes. Miss Griffiths is there also Mr Fellows who had a newsagents on Foleshill Rd. There is Baldwin, Day, Edwards AKA Quinny or Cuff because he had a nasty habbit of cuffing pupils at the back of the neck. There is also Miss Davies who had a serious BO problem, and Mr Hughes. Les
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arthur p
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11 of 60  Fri 29th Aug 2014 8:54pm  
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On 26th Aug 2012 10:30am, TonyS said: What a clear photo Les, does Arthur still live locally?
Yes I live in Burbage near Hinckley now, in my 80th year, 2014
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Jim Worrall
now in Cornwall
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12 of 60  Sun 31st Aug 2014 10:24am  
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I went to Windmill Road School from 1957 until 1961. Miss Griffiths mentioned in an earlier post was Head Mistress by then Be interesting if anyone has pictures from this time.
Jim Worrall

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TracyO
Coningsby, Lincolnshire
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13 of 60  Sat 11th Oct 2014 10:53am  
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Wondering if anyone remembers my dad, Maurice Thay, who would have been about 11 when this photo was taken, his brothers, Stan, Harry, and Tom, also went to Windmill Road school around this time Wave
Tracy

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Derrickarthur
Coventry
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14 of 60  Mon 17th Nov 2014 7:09pm  
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I attended Windmill Road Primary School from 1955 - 1962 after which I went to Foxford after passing my 11 plus. I was born in Arbury Avenue and 63 years later I have moved less than 100 yards into Astley Avenue (sad but true) I have a 4 or 5 photos of the school and will post in due course. The way I understand it is that it was Windmill Road Primary but became Longford Park when you went to the senior school. I remember my mates who stayed referred to us 11 plussers as Foxford Snobs. Starting in 1955 aged 4, I remember being in classes held by Mrs Branson, Mrs Milner, Mrs Branson (again) Miss Scotting, Mr Ebrahim (in the temporary classrooms on stilts), Mr Williams & finally Mr Fuller. Anyway here is the 1st of my photos taken I believe behind Miss Oughton's office next to Mr Hill's classroom in 1955. I cannot work out out how to post a photo. I must be getting old. HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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johnwright
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15 of 60  Mon 17th Nov 2014 7:28pm  
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I went to Windmill Road school from about 1949 through to 1959 ish, I started in the infants, then the juniors and eventually the seniors throughout my time there it was a mixed school. In the senior school our head mistress was Miss Griffiths We are trying to make contact with as many old class mates as we can find, I moved to Devon some 40 years ago, we have so far contacted old friends other parts of the world so if you were at the school between 1949 and 1959 we would love to here from you..
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