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St. Joseph's Nechells

RC Church & School


Did you attend St Joseph's RC School,

Long Acre,


Birmingham, England?

If so, then this is the web site for you.

Do you remember teachers like, Miss Sidebottom, Miss Scally, Mr Cassell, Miss Martin or Miss Dobbin? What about Mr Whittle, Miss White, or Miss Grundy? Then again Sister Alfreda or Sister Marguerite?

Do you want to find out where they are now or what happened to them? Again this is where you will get your answers. See Stories from Pupils & Teachers and the other story pages. Many are mentioned.

What former school friends do you remember? John Tocker, Pat Brierley, Tommy Powell. Mavis Hall or maybe  the Walsh sisters or the Kimberley sisters. This site has knowledge of them all.

So if you attended St Joseph's School, or have any information about friends who did, contact me and let me know. Your messages will be greatly appreciated.

If you did not attend St Joseph's but are still interested in local history, particularly Nechells, this site may have some thing for you! There are many photographs and stories about the area and how life went on during difficult times. Few of the photographs are shown above. You will find more on the web pages..

For best results  use Google Chrome if possible for all photographs.

My appreciation to Eric Hill and The Heartlands Historical Society for many of the old photographs.

Please remember that many parts of this site are still under construction and  items have still to copied from the old web pages.

Please bear with me!

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Please be advised that nearly all the stories contained in this web site have been previously published in my book. I will permit free usage for school and certain other educational aspects on request.

Site updated on 9th December 2013

Reunion photos from Friday 6th December 2013.

A short History of St Chad’s Cathedral on More stories page.

Sorry that certain parts of the site still require further update. Circumstances have forced me to deal with a number of other issues that have stopped me working on the site.

Should anyone like to take over the busman aspects of the site, I will provide them with all photographs, on the proviso that the site is continued!

Busman Days. Page dedicated to those former busmen and women who worked for Birmingham City Transport and West Midlands Passenger Transport.

If you have a story to go on the pages or any photographs, I will be pleased to display.

Busman Days

Look at the above gallery to obtain a quick snapshot of what you will find within these pages.

Latest reunion news.

Sunday 8th June 2014

2pm at St Joseph’s Primary School

Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham.

Please try and make it a day to remember. This will be the last one!

All former pupils and teachers welcome.

If you would like further information please contact me on



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Please see important last reunion details below