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Broadwell School and Church

Broadwell School and Church (37k)

The school was built in 1863.
The Church of the Good Shepherd was erected in Broadwell Lane End in 1891

Broadwell School Canteen c 1953

Courtesy of: Dave Pearce

Left to Right: Carrie Davies (Head Cook), Joan Chamberlain, Dot Pearce, Nora Witts. The other lady, Kathleen Hurcombe looked after the kids in the Dining Hall.
Thanks also to Margaret Wilce.

image: Dave Pearce
Courtesy: Dave Pearce


This photo is Dave at Broadwell Carnival in 1951. Broadwell School is in the background and Mr Howe from Berry Hill is on his way home.

Terry Morton added (Feb 2012): "... At Broadwell school - I was there from 1947 on - Mr Phillips was Headmaster. Mrs Oliver taught us and we had 24 passes for Bells in 1950. Miss Smith was also a teacher there and we all remember Crusty the dog who sat outside the playground waiting for us to lose the ball.. we never got it back. Some of the Bells (Grammar School) teachers were Mr Margarison, Mr Barrett, Miss Evans, Mr Hyatt, Mr Davis, Mr Quayle. Mr Leaning was HM and lived at the Bakers Hill end of Gloucs Rd as did Mrs Oliver (Broadwell) The top end of the concrete works at Broadwell used to be a pond and in the summer there was always Dragonflies around it. Frank Haviland had a bakery near there on the Cannop road before moving to the new one that ultimately became Patterson dental. Mrs Taylor had the fish & chip shop opposite Dick Tye's".

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