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mich
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16 of 20  Fri 14th Nov 2014 10:28pm  
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I was sent to this school roughly 1946 as I had been diagnosed as having a 'weak chest' can't remember that much about it so couldn't have been too bad, I can't remember having any schooling whilst there?
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susanstiff
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17 of 20  Thu 18th Dec 2014 11:13pm  
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I, too remember COAS. I was there for 10 months in 1947. I had had pneumonia and a collapsed lung. I seem to remember being not unhappy. The staff were quite kind. I also remember Miss Caborn as head and a Mrs Caldecot who mended clothes. I remember the open sided dormitory in the winter when the caretaker boarded up the open side when it snowed. A teacher slept in an enclosed room in the very centre of the room. We were at the school ALL the time - no going home ever until your time was up, weekends, Christmas, all the time! When it was your birthday, you were allowed to name (I think) 7 friends to have a birthday tea with you and your parents came to bring the tea. At Christmas we had a carol concert and I read the lesson that year in the presence of alderman Stringer. I remember telling my parents that I read the less to old man stringer!! We all had numbers by which we were known. My number was 37. Smile
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arthur p
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18 of 20  Fri 16th Sep 2016 8:13pm  
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Was anyone a resident at Corley open air school in 1945

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covgirl
wiltshire
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19 of 20  Sat 17th Sep 2016 8:53pm  
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Hi, My mother was a patient there in the 30's due to having had rheumatic fever and being very small and feeble as she called it, she told me of the open veranda, walks around the area, picking flowers in the meadow and having to eat a lot of food to build her up, it certainly worked as she lived to be 86, survived stomach cancer, 3 children and my father! A very strong lady, I took her back to Corley a year before she died, she remembered Corley rocks they used to climb, but we could not find where the school had been, If it had not been for for Corley, she would almost certainly have died as a child.
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Roger Turner
Torksey
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20 of 20  Sat 17th Sep 2016 11:23pm  
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On 31st Jul 2014 12:33am, morgana said: Scroll down a little on this link there is a picture of the school from the Coventry telegraph. LINK Edited by member, 31st Jul 2014 12:35 am
Hi Morgana, Curiosity is said to be a dangerous thing and I read through this thread and heard of people playing on Corley Rocks - I knew them well - going there on my bike quite often, but I hadn`t heard or seen the school. However curiosity opened the link and I scrolled down and saw the picture of the school and read the story at the side. It mentioned Centaur Road school as having a similar section for the purpose of sick children. Centaur Road was my first junior school, I don`t know if I was there for any particular reason, because for the life of me I cannot remember the place, but I did have an operation in Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital about that time for "swollen glands" - I was never told the reason or the outcome or where and the period of nursing - still got the scar on my neck.
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