I was at school 1941 to 1945 and my 2 older brothers attended between
1937-1942. My 3 daughters were there between 66-72. I was back as a training college student in 54 or 55. I was a school committee member in Allan Forsman's time and was a member of the 50th jubilee team with Les Pooch in 68 and 69.
Memories are sharp, and include headmasters Robin Watson and Arnold
Dobson, and the air raid shelter trenches dug in the pine plantation - in
the land now north of the bypass, which was our 3rd and lowest playing
field. Gas masks and earplugs were supplied to pupils, and we had drills
with team leaders to escort us home in the event of air raids etc. The Home Guard (our Dads Army) trained regularly in weekends on the asphalt between the 2 buildings.
We lived in a house which was demolished for the bypass and helped our
Dad in the big dig for the bowling greens next door to school.
Philip Cooper 1941-1945
Our Learning Trust is collecting memories from both the students and teachers who attended Birkenhead Primary School since 1919. We would love to hear from you!