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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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1 of 16  Thu 13th Dec 2012 4:54pm  
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In case no one has looked in the guest book today - Sandra Dee is asking about St Michael's School on the London Road.
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dutchman
Spon End
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2 of 16  Thu 13th Dec 2012 8:49pm  
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I think she means the one in Much Park Street? Old-Maps.co.uk I'm sure it's been discussed here before when its location was mistaken for Gulson Road but cannot find it. There was definitely a discussion in the Coventry Telegraph forum but this has now been deleted by Trinity-Mirror. Sad
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charabanc
Coventry
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3 of 16  Fri 14th Dec 2012 2:30pm  
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I think that the St Michael's referred to is the one which was on Frankpledge Road, between there and the London Road next to Daventry Road. It was a C of E primary school and was closed some years ago to be replaced by a small housing estate.
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charabanc
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4 of 16  Fri 14th Dec 2012 2:46pm  
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Extracted from 'British History On Line', sponsored by Victoria County History re St Michael's - Opened in association with Central N. (q.v.) and Greyfriars Lane (q.v.) schs.; 1853 housed in leased premises in Rose and Crown Yard (q.v.), Gosford St. (q.v.), and Greyfriars Lane; 1855 Rose and Crown Yard and Gosford St. closed and new sch. opened in Much Park St.; Greyfriars Lane (q.v.) continued as a branch sch.; 1948 became controlled sch.; 1958 Much Park St. closed and sch. rebuilt in Frankpledge Rd. (1, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 40). See also Red Lane N. From: 'The City of Coventry: Public education', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 8: The City of Coventry and Borough of Warwick (1969), pp. 299-315. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16036 Date accessed: 14 December 2012.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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5 of 16  Fri 14th Dec 2012 2:57pm  
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Which means it would have been right next to where the T&GW Union building is now by the Ring Road going by Dutchman's map Sad
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dutchman
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6 of 16  Fri 14th Dec 2012 4:10pm  
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I have a vague memory of the building remaining standing between the newly-built Transport House and the Admiral Lord Rodney. Always assumed it was a church.
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TEKMELF
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7 of 16  Sat 15th Dec 2012 11:07am  
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It was a school next to where the T&G building is now. My dad went there prior to moving to Cheylesmore School, Mile Lane. Between the Lord Rodney and the school there was a block of shops including the Dew Drop Inn cafe, Stokes's cycle shop and a sweet shop. The school was next set back from the road with a fence alongside the pavement, then there was the Salutation public house opposite Whitefriars St.
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Foxcote
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8 of 16  Sat 15th Dec 2012 1:58pm  
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I found a photo of The Admiral Lord Rodney as it seems that the school was close by? There is a gap to the side and some building seems set back. I can't seem to find an image of the school anywhere though.
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dutchman
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9 of 16  Sat 15th Dec 2012 3:00pm  
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On 15th Dec 2012 11:07am, TEKMELF said: It was a school next to where the T&G building is now.
I know that now, but at the time there was nothing to suggest it had once been a school Wink
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dutchman
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10 of 16  Thu 28th Aug 2014 9:33pm  
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Here it is in 1948, just visible on the extreme left and set back from the road. The Admiral Lord Rodney/Rainbows is centre of the picture on the south side of what was once Much Park Street: Edited by member, 30th Jan 2016 2:29 pm
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Snowyjt
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11 of 16  Fri 7th Nov 2014 5:43pm  
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This indeed is St. Michael's C of E School I went there from 1953 to 1958 then to Vecqueray Street School for a short while until the new school on Whitley Common was completed. I left there and went to Whitley Abbey.
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petehutt
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12 of 16  Fri 7th Nov 2014 11:31pm  
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Wow I went there around 1950/51ish till I went to Cheylesmore Secondary Modern, I wondered where it was I had forgotten its whereabouts. I lived in Whitefriars Street. Memories.
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Cookie
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13 of 16  Sat 8th Nov 2014 3:12pm  
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St. Michael's School was in Much Park Street near to The Admiral Lord Rodney. My mum, Florence Hemmings and her sister Gert and two brothers, Jack and Charlie all attended there. My mum used to tell me that when she was about 6 years old, her mum, my gran, moved from the little court they lived in just behind the Rodney, to a "bit better court" in Far Gosford Street. Because of the move, mum and Gert were told they had to leave St. Michael's, and go to Vecqueray Street School which was nearer for them. Apparently, they went the first morning but decided it wasn't for them! So at lunchtime, my mum got hold of Gertie's hand and took her back up to St Michaels. Of course, that meant that on leaving school in the afternoon, they were very late getting home to Far Gosford Street. Gran was frantic, and out looking for them. But, when she heard what had happened, she told them it was ok they could still go to St Michael's. Can you imagine that happening these days! I remember mum and aunty Gert both crying when the school was pulled down to make way for the new Ring Road.
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kathy1988
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14 of 16  Tue 29th Aug 2017 11:59am  
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Hello everyone I am looking for old pupils or stories from my old school St Michael's. The school was on Much Park Street and is no longer there. I remember one teacher I believe was called Mrs Riley and the old headmistress Mrs Allen who lived at the bottom of Paradise Street. The only pupil I remember from my class is a lady called Jean Young. I would love to see any pictures and hear your stories. I attended in 1947 to 1953 but any pictures and stories are welcome. Kathleen Langford Edited by member, 29th Aug 2017 3:13 pm
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Midland Red
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15 of 16  Tue 29th Aug 2017 1:54pm  
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Hello Kathleen, and welcome to our friendly forum Wave Hopefully someone will see your post who can help with your request Thumbs up
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