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kfrizzer
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1 of 8  Tue 5th Apr 2011 6:55pm  
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Hi My grandmother attended Stoke Park school in the 1930s. She remember a school song which she loved but none of the family can now remember what she said it was - if anyone knows this we would be really, really grateful Many thanks
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Primrose
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2 of 8  Mon 7th May 2012 12:15am  
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When I was there, the school song was "England", it began "This royal throne of kings, this sceptred island, this earth of majesty, this seat of Mars . . ." It's adapted from John of Gaunt's speech in Richard II, I learned later. I doubt it's the school song now but you never know! Is this the song your grandmother was thinking of?
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PhilipInCoventry
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3 of 8  Mon 7th May 2012 8:39am  
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Hello to you all & welcome to, Kfrizzer. Wave I hope & trust that you will enjoy your time on our Coventry History Forum. My only memories of the school from my childhood were the fact that it was a girls' entry by exam, the uniform colours which I believe were bottle green & red. Please correct me if I am wrong on that. Wave
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Primrose
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4 of 8  Mon 7th May 2012 1:52pm  
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Fortunately the uniform was navy blue and red - a bottle green/red combination would have been distinctive, to say the least! There was no special exam to get in, just the 11+, in the mid-1960s anyway.
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artful
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5 of 8  Mon 7th May 2012 2:16pm  
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My wife attended Stoke Park from 1948, she thinks the school song was Jerusalem.
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PhilipInCoventry
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6 of 8  Mon 7th May 2012 3:50pm  
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On 7th May 2012 1:52pm, Primrose said: Fortunately the uniform was navy blue and red - a bottle green/red combination would have been distinctive, to say the least! There was no special exam to get in, just the 11+, in the mid-1960s anyway.
Thank you Primrose. Wave
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Dreamtime
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7 of 8  Mon 7th May 2012 4:34pm  
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artful
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