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9th April 2017

 

 

 

Nelson Street School, possibly 1969 or 1971

 

Do you know any of the names?

 

Photograph copyright/courtesy of Lynn Fielding

 

17th March 2016

 

Newspaper cutting from The Ladywood Quarterly, 1985

 

 

 

 

10th November 2015

 

Nelson Street Junior & Infant School

 

 Middle Row, 5th from left, MAUREEN BATES

The girl on the middle row sixth from the left, I think that it could be Jean Ward

 

Stan Humphreys is on the back row far left

 

Photograph courtesy of Judy and Bryan Bates

 

24th June 2015

Please find attached an old photo of Nelson St School circa 1959/60 - I am front row second from left.

Alan Vaughan

 

Back Row – Peter Tuke, Timothy Higgs, NK, NK, Paul Gasby, Joseph Foyle, David Dunn, Michael Owen, Adalat Khan.

 

Front Row – Brian Crisp, Alan Vaughan, ? Butler, Robert Evans, NK, NK, NK.  I believe the teacher was Mr Griffiths

 

Thanks to Brian Crisp for this information

 

24th November 2013

Memories of Chris Bird

 

I went to Nelson Street School from 1946/7 until 1953. Mr. Lubbock was the headmaster and I remember Miss Coupland, Mr. Griffiths and Mr. Brett.

 

Mr. Brett taught Class 1, the final year. He always seemed to wear the same outfit: a tweed jacket, which had leather elbow patches, corduroy trousers and brown brogues. He was an excellent teacher and was responsible, largely, for enabling me to pass the 11+.

 

I went to George Dixon Grammar School in City Road, Edgbaston.

 

The school in Nelson Street had a timber yard as a neighbour, one day we found a finger in the playground! Someone had got too close to the power saw.

 

Fellow pupils I can remember are: Barbara Law, Harry Ward, Tommy Clutterbuck, Maurice Pemberton, Reginald Hall, Phyllis Luke, Harvey ?

 

Chris Bird

 

Memories of Jeff Lawlor

 

I went to Nelson Street School in 1953 and remember Mr Brookes, Mr Roberts, Mr Lubbock the Head, and the new Head John England who on one assembly gave everybody a Penny coin and tried to learn us how to flip it for heads or tails, after this lesson he sent all the teachers down the aisle’s to collect these coins, needless to say a few got lost (Jammie dodgers cost a penny at break time and times were hard!), needless to say he never tried the flip again!

 

Jeff Lawlor

 

 

18th June 2012 (Response 11th July 2012)

 

Nelson Street Junior & Infant School

 

 

This photo is Nelson Street School, about 1950-51.

My dad's name is Paul Ventham and is on the middle row third from the left.

He lived at 5/101 Nelson Street with his parents Fred Ventham and Doris Green, also living on Nelson Street were his grandparents, Paul Green and Florence Lacey

with their other children, Harold, Rose and Elizabeth.

Can anyone put names to the faces on the photo or do they remember the family.

 

RESPONSE

I often look on your Ladywood website.  Recently I looked at a picture of Nelson Street School with a message from the daughter of Paul Ventham.  My parents Joe and Win Raybone lived at l03 Nelson Street and my dad was a good friend of Fred Ventham.  I remember the name well.  Sadly my dad passed away 5 years ago and my mom passed away 2 months ago.  I was born at l03 Nelson Street in 1956 and have two older sisters, Pat born in l952 and Anne born in 1948.  As a small child I also remember the names, Rosie and Lizzie Green, who also lived in Nelson Street.  Dad always talked about our life in Nelson Street and up until mom died, she had a fantastic memory and used to mention other neighbours from Nelson Street.  I think your dad would remember our family.  Also my aunt and uncle lived at the top of Nelson Street, Alice and Harry Raybone.  Their son, my cousin Barry, who I think is about l3 years older than me, your dad would remember too.

 

Sue Roddis (daughter of Joe and Win Raybone)

 

12th December 2011

 

Nelson Street Junior & Infant School

 

 Middle Row, 5th from left, MAUREEN BATES

 

Stan Humphreys is on the back row far left

 

Photograph courtesy of Judy and Bryan Bates

 

10th May 2011

Nelson Street Junior & Infant School

1960

 

Attached is a picture taken about 1960 at Nelson Street School.

I am at the back far right.

 

Perhaps your readers can fill in the missing names and give corrections.

(Apologies for any names that I have got wrong)

 

I was brought up at 3/31 Shakespeare Road with my siblings George, Keith and Yvonne and after Nelson Street, I went to Follet Osler until 1963. when we were moved to Sheldon.

 

 

 

 Left to right

BACK ROW    ? ,? ,John Ward, Alan Timms,Me

FRONT ROW  ? , ? , Robert Sweet , ?

MIDDLE ROW  ? , ? , John Worthington, ?

 

Kind Regards, John Hodgetts

 

Nelson Street Junior & Infant School,1961

Back row - John Worthington, Graham Ford,  ?  , John Ward, Graham Waring, Alan Timms, Me, Teacher Mrs Ford

Middle row - Billy Shepherd, Alan Jones, Philip Hill, John Clouds, James Cruise, Alan Wakefield,

Front row  -Brian Hall, Robert Street, Robert Kempson, Dennis Bait, Michael Plant

 

Kind Regards 

John Hodgetts

Please find attached an old photo of Nelson St School circa 1959/60 - I am front row second from left.

 

Alan Vaughan

Memories of William Workman

Nelson Street School 1955

 

Memories of John Evans

The first two are for Nelson Street school taken in 1933 and are of my dad and uncle, Bill and Ron Evans

 

Memories of Chris Bird

 

I went to Nelson Street School from 1946/7 until 1953. Mr. Lubbock was the headmaster and I remember Miss Coupland, Mr. Griffiths and Mr. Brett.

 

Mr. Brett taught Class 1, the final year. He always seemed to wear the same outfit: a tweed jacket, which had leather elbow patches, corduroy trousers and brown brogues. He was an excellent teacher and was responsible, largely, for enabling me to pass the 11+.

 

I went to George Dixon Grammar School in City Road, Edgbaston.

 

The school in Nelson Street had a timber yard as a neighbour, one day we found a finger in the playground! Someone had got too close to the power saw.

 

Fellow pupils I can remember are: Barbara Law, Harry Ward, Tommy Clutterbuck, Maurice Pemberton, Reginald Hall, Phyllis Luke, Harvey ?

Memories of Jeff Lawlor

 

I went to Nelson Street School in 1953 and remember Mr Brookes, Mr Roberts, Mr Lubbock the Head, and the new Head John England who on one assembly gave everybody a Penny coin and tried to learn us how to flip it for heads or tails, after this lesson he sent all the teachers down the aisle’s to collect these coins, needless to say a few got lost (Jammie dodgers cost a penny at break time and times were hard!), needless to say he never tried the flip again!  

 

Photograph courtesy of Mrs. P. Kent

Photograph courtesy of Mrs. P. Kent

 

NELSON STREET CHOIR

Kenneth Collins who was born in Ladywood

Photograph courtesy of Mrs. P. Kent

Main specs

Title: Opera Choruses

Kompositör: Gioachino (Antonio) Rossini (1792 - 1868); Giuseppe (Fortunino Francesco) Verdi (1813 - 1901); Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945); Giacomo (Antonia Domenico Michele Secondo Maria) Puccini (1858 - 1924); (Domenico) Gaetano (Maria) Donizetti (1797 - 1848)

Main Performer: Biancamaria Casoni (Mezzo soprano); Ruggero Raimondi (Bass); Pauline Tinsley (Soprano); Kenneth Collins (Tenor); David Hughes (Tenor)

Orchestra / Ensemble(s): Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Opera House Chorus, Covent Garden Choir

Releasedatum: 08/1992

Label / Distributor: Studio Plus / EMI

Antal delar i set: 1

Speltid: 1 hour 6 minutes

Genre(s): Stage works

Producent: Ronald Kinloch Anderson

SPAR Code: ADD

Catalogue Number: 764356

Alvaro is sung by Birmingham-born Kenneth Collins. He graduated from the chorus at Covent Garden to sing many Verdi roles with Welsh National Opera and English National Opera before debuting at New York City Opera and later at the Maggio Musicale in Florence as Radames in Aida. Whilst he has not the capacity of Bergonzi to ravish a Verdian phrase, he sings strongly and his Alvaro is suitably agonised in La vita e inferno at the start of act 3

 

THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Kenneth Collins (1958-60)

[Born Birmingham 21 Oct 1935]

Tenor Kenneth Collins served in the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company chorus from June 1958 until July 1960, giving one performance in the small part of Francesco in The Gondoliers on June 28, 1960. After leaving the Company he went on to a long and successful career in grand opera, appearing in leading roles as the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and at major opera houses throughout the world.

Collins has made numerous recordings and is featured as Manrico in the 1983 Australian Opera video production of Il Trovatore, opposite Joan Sutherland.

 

 

NELSON STREET CHOIR

Nelson Street School Male Choir, unknown date (Photograph by Birmingham Post and Mail)

Front row - Arthur Hands (3rd from right)

Second row - Bill Hands (first right)

Back row - Peter Astley (5th from right); Mr. Collins (6th from right);

Conductor and Pianist unknown

Photograph courtesy of Mrs. P. Kent

Nelson Street, 1896

Photograph courtesy of David Evans

Nelson Street, 1931

Photograph courtesy of David Evans

 

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