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Title: School camps during the war
Post by: Albert on August 30, 2009, 03:17 PM
Can any one remember where the camp was, was it at Meliden or
 Dyserth I went from the Black school on Queens rd and from the
Stamford
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: jaywit on August 31, 2009, 02:34 PM
Don't know about during the war but I went with Stamford Boys for a weeks camp 2 times.It was in between Meliden and Dyserth if this is the same place but it has to be.Seem to remember something about Liverpool School board.This is nearly 60 years so bear with me.
We had to get the train to Liverpool at Charlestown,then green buses from L'pool the rest of the journey.Fill palyasses with straw,sleep in bunks, go swimming in white freezing water in the indoor pool.Climb Crag Fawr, the hill behind the camp,at the top I found sea shells which has still got me puzzled to this day,Rhyl was on the coast a few miles away.
Could write a story but I won't.
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: Albert on August 31, 2009, 03:16 PM
Thanks Jaywit that's the place I remember it had some to do with Liverpool
 council. so its between the two places I mentioned we went further on the
 train then had a long walk.When you went up the hill behind the camp did you
 pass over a level crossing   
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: kennyo on August 31, 2009, 09:21 PM
albert when you named the school on queens rd.the black school is that the one facing the methodist church ?? kenny.o.
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: Denise on August 31, 2009, 11:02 PM
Hurst Methodist Church is on Stanhope St/Curzon Rd. Hurst Meth Junior school (black school, because of its black brick) was on the corner of Hope St/Queens Rd, moved to Lees Rd 1970's, opposite Hartshead High. Hurst Methodist Primary school (red school) was on the corner of Alderley St/Queens Rd. Now there is a newly built Rosehill Methodist Community school (3-11 year olds) at the top of Rosehill Rd on the site of the old Rogers House. 8)
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: kennyo on September 01, 2009, 03:48 AM
thanks denise i went to the primary school and the one at the end of hope st. then to stamford boys school then left to go to work in 1940 we were maried in the queens rd. methodist church in 1952 then left eng.in 1954 for canada .we have been back a few times last time was about 6 years ago but we stayed in hyde at my wifes sisters place. i used to live on hope st. but its all flats now. i think the church as long gone now as it not?? kenny.o. cheers
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: Mr Chips on September 01, 2009, 06:52 AM
Kennyo,

Check out: http://www.certificates.fsnet.co.uk/qrmbintro.htm


Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: Mr Chips on September 01, 2009, 06:58 AM
In the sixties it was a choice of Stokenchurch in Buckinghamshire or Borstal in Kent (I went to neither)
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: jaywit on September 01, 2009, 12:55 PM
Hurst Methodist Church is on Stanhope St/Curzon Rd. Hurst Meth Junior school (black school, because of its black brick) was on the corner of Hope St/Queens Rd, moved to Lees Rd 1970's, opposite Hartshead High. Hurst Methodist Primary school (red school) was on the corner of Alderley St/Queens Rd. Now there is a newly built Rosehill Methodist Community school (3-11 year olds) at the top of Rosehill Rd on the site of the old Rogers House. 8)
To my memory it was stone but as usual very dirty.(pre smokeless fuel)
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: kennyo on September 01, 2009, 02:05 PM
thanks for the link mr.chips kenny.o.
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: Denise on September 01, 2009, 03:03 PM
Yes, Bill, that's them! Don't really remember the 'black' school but my daughter attended Hurst Methodist Primary(red school), then on to juniors on Lees Rd and Stamford High in 1981. Now in the teaching profession herself.
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: Albert on September 01, 2009, 03:18 PM
 re the black school was it a Methodist school because it
 was called Undenominational. Mr Hogg was head teacher
 Miss Hibert top class Miss Harding Mrs Chambers Another
 Miss Colchough and Miss Howard
 Miss Hardings parents had the pawn shop on Stamford st
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: greeny on September 01, 2009, 06:21 PM
hi  how did they get there names black school and the one next door was red school was that just a name they gave them  ???
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: Denise on September 02, 2009, 11:48 AM
hi  how did they get there names black school and the one next door was red school was that just a name they gave them  ???
Merely the colour of the buildings be they stone or brick. Simples! :D
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: jaywit on September 02, 2009, 01:53 PM
Denise/kennyo.  Are these are the two schools mentioned?....


Black
http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t11993.jpg

Red
http://www.tameside.gov.uk/images/jpgl/t01371.jpg
The Black school looks like a building that should have been preserved. I know land it at a premium but I'm sure some use could have been found.Seems to follow the line of Holy Trinity.
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: Meg on September 02, 2009, 05:48 PM
Just their colour if I remember rightly. Black one- Methodist-m was blackened stone  and the red one had those red bricks that never seem to discolour in spite of pollution.  I used to work in Hurst Library (small lodge type building) which had stone facing that also went black.
Title: Re: School camps during the war
Post by: Albert on September 02, 2009, 07:34 PM
 The Black school was pulled down because of the fire that started
  at the back of the main hall there was a balcony with all the scenery 
  on and after the fire only the bottom class room was untouched by the
 fire so was it worth saving  And the red school the gable end was shored
 up for ages