Sunday, 30 March 2008

School Daze

Another plea for help has plopped through the Worcester Park Blog's inbox - hopefully some longer-term Worcester Park residents can help with this historical conundrum from Kevin:

"I'm trying to track the name of a Primary/Junior school I briefly attended in Worcester Park around 1965-1970. It was in a road not far behind the shops in the Central Road area.

My recollection is that it may have been almost opposite the Washington Rd/Caldbeck Ave junctions at Central Road, but behind the shops for instance in the Hampton Rd area. I know there is a school further up the hill (Cheam Common Junior School in Kingsmead Avenue), but I don't think the school I attended was that far up from the Washington Rd area.

From memory, it was quite small and old and possibly doesn't exist now, or was it the Kingsmead Avenue school but prior to it (if applicable) being expanded and modernised?

Do you know what this school was called and where it was? If not, I'd be very grateful if you could let me know of a local historical organisation or person that would likely know?"


If you can help 'name that school' then add your comment below. Failing that, Kevin, I'd get in touch with the Worcester Park library - or alternatively Sutton Council's Archivist & Local Studies Manager - local.studies@sutton.gov.uk

Over to you, blog readers!

7 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Anonymous said...

Was this the infants section of Cheam Common School?

It fits the description given by my sister who transferred to the new Green Lane School when it opened.

Incidentally she was in the same class as John Major there..but doesn't remember him!

Anonymous said...

school? i try help you it can only be green lane? by a brook? cheam common? or st cecelias?but idoubt that can you specify more detail,s? by the way john major went to cham common cntral rd< w.park not green lane? philk m

Anonymous said...

green lane school

Anonymous said...

what about Dorchester school ?

Anonymous said...

CHEAM COMMON ROAD SCHOOL'S ADDRESS WAS :- BALMORAL ROAD, OPPOSITE ST. PHILIPS CHURCH AT THE TOP OF THE HILL.
I WAS THERE FROM 1932- 1934.
I USED TO GO THERE FROM THE QUEEN VICTORIA ON THE 213 BUS OR THE 245.I HAD TO MOVE TO CHATSWORTH ROAD SCHOOL CHEAM WHEN THEY SAID WE LIVED THE WRONG SIDE OF THE A24 ! ! ! !IN KENLY WALK OPPOSITE THE CHEAM BATHS..MY SISTER WENT TO A PRIVATE INFANTS SCHOOL IN KINGSMEAD AVENUE.

Brian Haynes said...

I was in the Odeon cinema when the doodle bug fell at the end of washington road.. I was with my girl friend whom i eventually married who lived in washington road and had worked for Mr Morley the baker as well as the local co-op..I was employed a the time by the GPO and had the knowhow to get the local telephone box operative at the end of the road... i used safety pins to reconnect the wires... ! ! !

Rick said...

Brian, can I persuade you to go and work for Virgin Media?

I ask because they are utterly, utterly clueless when it comes to connecting wires.

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