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Poolstock Cof E School


Class of 1950-1951?
Photo: Gwendoline Fox (Redford)
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Item #: 11168
Taken in St james School yard with St James church in the back ground

Comment by: Louise on 11th July 2009 at 22:43

What street was the original St James School on?

Comment by: G. Fox (Redford) on 12th July 2009 at 14:22

Pool Street Poolstock

Comment by: Louise on 13th July 2009 at 23:10

Thanks, Gwendoline
Never knew where the original school was, only ever know it as being on Tyrer Ave. My little ones are at the the Sunday School so its good to see a picture from nearly 60 years earlier.

Comment by: Jim Latham on 4th October 2009 at 13:47

I can pick out a few lads on this photo-- Norman Knowles, David Payne, Alf McCoy. I love these old school photos. Lots of good memories of Poolstock C of E School.

Comment by: Elizabeth Rose Woodcock on 11th January 2010 at 18:46

Back row L-R Jim Woodcock (My husband who unfortunately died in July 2003 aged 59yrs)my father-in-law Len Woodcock owned the garage on poolstock lane at rear of number 44. 3rd left Alan Smith
Front row 2nd left Peter Lawrence (I think) and yes 2nd from right is Alf Mcoy...Note the lads wearing clogs.

Comment by: Gwendoline Fox on 13th January 2010 at 15:25

I remember the garage very well as I worked with Kathleen,Jims sister at Jones & Parks in 1959

Comment by: Jim Latham on 4th April 2011 at 15:35

The school of course is Poolstock C of E School. St James' School was in Worsley Mesnes, and now is the Community Centre and a Mosque.

Comment by: Derek Wilde on 19th September 2011 at 19:21

Although younger tham me, a few more names, David Jennions - John Cotton - Ken Stephens - Stan Heyes - ? Kelly - think but nor really sure 3rd left 2nd row is my sister Eveline. Has anyone a photo from my year?

Comment by: carole eastham on 8th January 2012 at 00:34

Poolstock Cof E was on Pool Street in Poolstockat the rear of St James Chirch. The other school St James Poolstock was on Clifton Street where the community centre is now.

Comment by: Jim Latham on 18th November 2015 at 20:45

Can we get this right once and for all?
St James ' School was in Worsley Mesnes, Clifton St. The other school was in Pool St. which was in Poolstock, next to St James' Church, but this was POOLSTOCK C OF E SCHOOL and should not be referred to as St. James' School.

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