Letter: Letter brought back memories.
Dear Editor, -I was very interested to read (Post, Aug 25) the letter headed 'Full steam ahead in school 'playground' -although it was not called the playground in those days it was called the quadrangle or quad.
Various activities took place there including OTC band practices, playing fives in the five courts and spoonshooting in the cloisters.
I attended King Edward School as a pupil from 1928 to 1931 and the letter and picture about the station brought back memories of that vast glass roof over New Street.
There, I recollect, there used to be a man on the roof constantly cleaning the glass, which prompted some humorist to write the following in the school magazine:'We draw our inspiration from the steam of New Street Station And the man who sometimes walks upon it's roof We are soothed by all vibration And the soft reverberation Of accelerating bus and plodding hoof'
EDWARD CARR Selly Park.
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Aug 28, 2003|
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