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DENCOL
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1 of 8  Mon 6th May 2013 9:35pm  
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As I approach 80 years of age, my mind goes back to when I started school at Briton Road in 1939 just before the outbreak of war in Sept. After about six months I left to go to Edgewick School in Foleshill as my dad was a tram conductor based at Foleshill Depot. I was wondering if there are any former pupils from this era who are still able to recall this period in time and remember the damage to the school in the November blitz. My memory isn't so good now but I can recall the names of two teachers, Miss Burton and Mrs Gawthorpe.
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LindaWrighton
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2 of 8  Fri 31st May 2013 11:24am  
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I am a teacher at Edgewick Primary and I am currently researching the history of the school for a topic that I shall be starting next term. Does anybody have any memories of the school, in particular the head teachers or old school building? I have currently managed to find the head teachers for up to 1952, however I seem to be struggling to get more recent information. Also, any fond memories of the school would be much appreciated as I'm sure this will appeal to the current pupils. Linda
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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3 of 8  Fri 31st May 2013 3:19pm  
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Hi Linda & welcome to our forum. Wave Let's hope that our members come up with your requests, or if not, you may have to give us a detention, or even worse, for us to have to write lines. Oh my
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NormK
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4 of 8  Fri 31st May 2013 4:24pm  
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Hello Linda. I worked for a demolition company, and can remember knocking down the old school in the late 60s (not sure of the date) there was a bit of an issue with the playground, we were not allowed to cross it with our vehicles as they wanted it to stay which made the job difficult to say the least. Sorry no photos though Thumbs up
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DENCOL
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5 of 8  Fri 31st May 2013 5:34pm  
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Hello Linda. I have a class photo of my mother and other pupils taken about 1908 (class 7) showing the old type of desks and the painted brick walls. I also attended Edgewick school 1940-1946. What I remember most was how cold it was in winter as there was only a coal fire at the front of the class and we had to take it in turns to get warm. I also recall the bombing of the infants part and having to share the juniors dept. I remember two headteachers, Mr. Newbury who retired about 1943 and Mr. Wills who replaced him. I hope this information will be of use to you.
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charabanc
Coventry
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6 of 8  Fri 31st May 2013 10:58pm  
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Keith Robinson was the head in 1967 and one of the long-term teachers there at that time was Marj Forde. I did a couple of weeks of unqualified teaching there in the Autumn of 1967 before going to training college.
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charabanc
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7 of 8  Fri 31st May 2013 11:01pm  
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Linda If you can gain access to the school log books, you should glean an immense amount of information from those. If they are not on the school premises, they may have been lodged in the archives currently held at The Herbert in the local history section.
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sadm682
Leamington Spa
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8 of 8  Tue 17th Jan 2017 9:49pm  
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Hello Linda I left Edgewick in 1971 and Mr Robinson was still the head teacher. Teachers that I remember were Mrs Butcher, Mrs Owen and Mr Baynham.
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