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#227602 - 16th May 2008 7:29pm birkenhead institute
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eney body else go to this school
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#227726 - 16th May 2008 10:40pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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Never even heard of it mate.

I've only found this bit of info about it:

Originally Posted By:
Originally situated in Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead, it was later relocated to premises on Tollemache Road, Claughton until its closure and subsequent demolition in the 1990s. Wilfred Owen, the World War I poet attended the school at its original location.[5] A residential road has been named after him on the Tollemache Road site.


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#227728 - 16th May 2008 10:44pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: BMW Joe]
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Played on my school's cricket & chess teams against them in the early 70s, if that's any help. No? Didn't think so... smile


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#227741 - 17th May 2008 12:07am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Brian]
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My younger brother, born 1941, went there when it was in Whetstone Lane.
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#227765 - 17th May 2008 11:34am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: chriskay]
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The Woodlands primary school which was situated on The Woodlands off Whetstone Lane know occupies the old "BI" school site on Whetstone Lane happy
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#227860 - 17th May 2008 6:49pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: SoundLad]
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Yeah,I went to Birkenhead Institute aka BI.Had some great times (when I was in).I was a couple of years above Ducko when he was there.so no funnies about the age you lot.lol.

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#232295 - 28th May 2008 8:14pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Dava2479]
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I went to B.I. too. Anyone have any photos of it?

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#254380 - 2nd Sep 2008 10:21am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Satch]
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I have a site at www.freewebs.com/birkenheadinstitute/ which has photos and info on the B.I. I am adding to it as I receive more info. Phil.

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#254381 - 2nd Sep 2008 10:23am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: chriskay]
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Some memories of the B.I. at www.freewebs.com/birkenheadinstitute/ if you have a look.

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#254417 - 2nd Sep 2008 12:35pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Phil_wirral]
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I went there too.

Ace school
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#254499 - 2nd Sep 2008 7:18pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: golfvr]
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my uncle went to this who has passed away now due to ill health no

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#254737 - 3rd Sep 2008 1:22pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: golfvr]
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Good to hear you went there too, and it was brilliant. I set up a site for anyone who wants to remember it pre-1993, when the school closed down. If you know anyone who is interested, please pass on the info on the site.

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#255155 - 5th Sep 2008 9:45am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: chriskay]
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I went to the B.I. in 1960 until 1967.It was when it was in Whetstone Lane, and it was a great building. Sadly it was pulled down in the 1970s, and the school closed in 1993 after it moved to Tollemache Road.

www.freewebs.com/birkenheadinstitute/

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#255429 - 7th Sep 2008 12:10am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Phil_wirral]
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went to BI in tollemache rd from 1972-76

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#255495 - 7th Sep 2008 2:31pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: oxtonmac]
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eney one els who went to bi needs to go and have a look at phil wirral link spot on http://www.freewebs.com/birkenheadinstitute/


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#258002 - 17th Sep 2008 9:58am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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Thanx for signing my guestbook and for letting people know about my site!
www.freewebs.com/birknheadinstitute/

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#281911 - 9th Jan 2009 6:17pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Phil_wirral]
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Anyone interested can get an old boys school tie BIOB(11)
Try the above websites
OR PM me for details where I got mine

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#290341 - 7th Feb 2009 1:11pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Phil_wirral]
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There is also a new site for Mr W. S. Connacher, the first Headmaster of the Birkenhead Institute at:

http://wsconnacher.webs.com/

should anyone be interested in the History of the B.I.
The school was founded in 1888, and opened in 1889, and closed its doors finally in 1994 after over 100 years.

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#305788 - 1st Apr 2009 2:26pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Phil_wirral]
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Think I was amongst some of the last years to finish there...
1981 ish to 1988....
hated it at the time...
but now and again,I remember the good things.. which takes all of a couple of seconds, before the fact that it was shithole comes back to me.

naah seriously...good times and bad...had some right laughs, and got into some right scrapes.

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#343892 - 21st Aug 2009 2:54pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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I left the BI in, ahem, 1958. It gave me a great education even though I didn't stay for my GCSE's. What I learned there stood me in good stead, even up until now. Pity it looks like the thread has died out, like some of my old school oppo's.
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#343897 - 21st Aug 2009 3:08pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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hi all i went to this school in 1980 till 1984 .thought it was brilliant not for the lessons and stuff but it was the last place where i got to be with all me mates at once .got some great memories and made some good mates there .if any one has any photos of this place would love to see them

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#380619 - 15th Jan 2010 9:51am Re: birkenhead institute Visor [Re: BandyCoot]
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The BI History web site is always being updated, and also there is a Visor, (BI School Magazine History), site at:
http://bivisor.webs.com/

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#380673 - 15th Jan 2010 1:45pm Re: birkenhead institute Visor [Re: Phil_wirral]
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Thanks for that Phil, haven't looked for a while but will do so.
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#380677 - 15th Jan 2010 2:10pm Re: birkenhead institute Visor [Re: BandyCoot]
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I didn't go there but I heard that BI's school song was sung to the tune of The Red Flag. Does anyone know if this is true ?

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#380679 - 15th Jan 2010 2:15pm Re: birkenhead institute Visor [Re: philmch]
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I left there in 58 and I can't remember that but then again that is no yardstick as I forget a lot things now.
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#380699 - 15th Jan 2010 3:29pm Re: birkenhead institute Visor [Re: BandyCoot]
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My dad went to Birkenhead Institute, not sure what year he left, he was born in 1944, if that coincides with any of you former pupils.

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#380703 - 15th Jan 2010 3:52pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: ]
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Yer. Wilfred owen ww1 poet went to b.i.
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#380709 - 15th Jan 2010 4:31pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Funny thing is, on the wall in the Assembly Hall they had "If" by Rudyard Kipling. Can't remember seeing any Owen stuff around but they used to remind us that he went there.
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#380716 - 15th Jan 2010 4:50pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: BandyCoot]
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There's a memorial window to Wilfred Owen on the stairs of the Central Library.


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#382892 - 25th Jan 2010 12:39am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: lansyp]
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Originally Posted By: lansyp
hi all i went to this school in 1980 till 1984 .thought it was brilliant not for the lessons and stuff but it was the last place where i got to be with all me mates at once .got some great memories and made some good mates there .if any one has any photos of this place would love to see them


would also love to see some of the old tollemache rd school,cant believe there's non around ,only pic of the early years when it was in whetstone lane ,

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#413810 - 6th Jun 2010 11:28pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: oxtonmac]
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Tollemache School.


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#416860 - 26th Jun 2010 1:51am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: kimpri]
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Originally Posted By: kimpri1
Tollemache School.


thx for that, wow seems not so long ago, but the photo look well old!!


Edited by oxtonmac (26th Jun 2010 1:52am)

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#484480 - 12th Mar 2011 2:11pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: oxtonmac]
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My other half went there for a couple of years when his family moved back her from Oz. Think he went there 84-85.

Just another quick note...We used to call it Birkenhead Idiots... grin

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#484559 - 12th Mar 2011 7:01pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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hubby went there ....he loved it
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#484562 - 12th Mar 2011 7:05pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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My brother went to BI when it was on Tollemache Rd - hated it I think left in '84
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#567886 - 23rd Aug 2011 11:55am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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I also went to BI in my youth. I was sad to hear that Lenny Malcolm who I am sure many old boys will remember pasted away last year. I can use his, for want of a better expression, catchphase of "I`m sorry but if this happens again there will be trouble" to this every day. He was known as being a very strict man but a fair one.

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#567910 - 23rd Aug 2011 12:13pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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I was there 54/58 and I remember Lenny, like the man said, hard but fair. Not many schoolies there took any stick. I still value the education I got there even though I didn't complete it, like a prat.

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#574051 - 3rd Sep 2011 12:19am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Reremnart]
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Originally Posted By: Reremnart
I also went to BI in my youth. I was sad to hear that Lenny Malcolm who I am sure many old boys will remember pasted away last year. I can use his, for want of a better expression, catchphase of "I`m sorry but if this happens again there will be trouble" to this every day. He was known as being a very strict man but a fair one.


I had physics lessons with lenny ,definatly old school teacher and being honest, so long as you took an interest in him and the subject all was ok , like the saying goes today take the p*ss and watch out ...sad to here hes gone RIP

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#599956 - 13th Oct 2011 9:08am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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Len Malcolm was an xcellent teacher at the BI, and sad that he is no longer with us. For anyone interested, please see my BI History web site, and more about the BI teachers, at:-

http://biwirral.webs.com/

There are also many BI photos and images at the BI FLICKR site:-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/birkenheadinstitute

There are many pictures and comments from former BI staff and pupils on the History web site, so please have a look.

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#600382 - 13th Oct 2011 10:34pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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Bet that picture brings back some memories for some, love old pictures.
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#600385 - 13th Oct 2011 10:37pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Pepper_Head]
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Pepper did you get my text just now or have i sent it to wrong number

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#600824 - 14th Oct 2011 2:49pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: gypsyjune]
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Originally Posted By: gypsyjune
Pepper did you get my text just now or have i sent it to wrong number


Will check that later June.
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#669140 - 21st Feb 2012 9:15am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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i went to B.I 1984 to 1989 best school ever met a lot ove good lads in ther sad its no longer with us
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#707702 - 8th Jul 2012 8:34pm birkenhead institute high school
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hi used to go to that school from1984 to 1989 if any one has any old pics was in davis house

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#707765 - 8th Jul 2012 10:17pm Re: birkenhead institute high school [Re: BARRY72]
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you must have started as i was leaving .there are some pictures on here i will find them and let you know

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#707775 - 8th Jul 2012 10:33pm Re: birkenhead institute high school [Re: BARRY72]
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here is one my brother had


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#707958 - 9th Jul 2012 7:45pm Re: birkenhead institute high school [Re: lansyp]
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good picture would of liked to be there on the last day

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#709032 - 13th Jul 2012 12:34am Re: birkenhead institute high school [Re: Ducko]
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brilliant!! first one ive seen just before demolision , thanks for posting Ian

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#789431 - 26th Apr 2013 1:08am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: oxtonmac]
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Originally Posted By: oxtonmac
went to BI in tollemache rd from 1972-76

same years as me then Mac
Any of these names ring a bell
Colin (Willy) Williamson
Alan (Tutty)Tutill
Mark (Macca) Branscome
Glen (Winker) Watson
Billy Dodd

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#789434 - 26th Apr 2013 6:30am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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Thanks for posting this pic, Ian, it brought back a lot of memories. wink

It was known as Grange Secondary Modern School for Boys or "Tolley" (short for Tollemache Road) when I went there. I left in 1969, at the ripe old age of 15.

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#803588 - 28th Jun 2013 2:13am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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Yes , i have fond memories Of BI

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#803589 - 28th Jun 2013 2:16am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Reremnart]
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Nogger and Frothy Turner .. do they ring a bell , oh and billie edger

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#804748 - 3rd Jul 2013 12:30am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: rainman]
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Hi was looking for some info for my brother who went to Tolley and found this website if its any use to anyone on here.

bispiritwebs.com/yourmemories

if this link does not work put it into google and the website comes up


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#957040 - 3rd Aug 2015 12:52pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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New website up and running concerning Old boys of school Whetstone Lane then Tollemache and the Old Instonians
You can also register for updates of Old Boys newsletter dinners etc

Editor seeking photos etc

http://www.biob.co.uk/

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#991028 - 11th Nov 2015 6:54pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: fish5133]
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The old boys had a "Last Post" sounded at the ex B I playing field at Ingleborough Rd. today, to Honour the memory of the ex pupils that fell in the First World War. The last visit before the new houses are built on the site, Belway Homes were vey good to us, they opened up the Pavilion/Changing rooms and supplied Coffee/Tea and pastries, which was appreciated, I hadn't been in there since 1959, ah well, another landmark and memory gone.
( For the benefit of those who don't know the History, the Playing Field was a registered War Memorial site with covenants forbidding its change of use, but as we all know "Money Talks")

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#991052 - 11th Nov 2015 8:14pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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Gutted-didn't know about it. Would have loved to have attended. Many a shower in there after the match.
Fond memories of the "tea ladies" (pupils mothers)who could make a pint of milk make enough tea for 2 rugby teams ref and linesman. Forgotten the old groundsmans name--was it Jack?

Sad to see another open space lost to the housebuilder. Just hope they honour the agreement for the memorial at Hamilton Square.

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#991252 - 12th Nov 2015 9:49pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: fish5133]
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I have sent you a pm fish

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#991260 - 12th Nov 2015 10:45pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: locomotive]
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I have sent you a pm fish


replied couple hours ago! thanks. Is your message box full


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#996165 - 26th Dec 2015 7:57pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: fish5133]
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Hello Fish, tried to send you a Pm, your box is full.

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#996179 - 27th Dec 2015 9:49am Re: birkenhead institute [Re: locomotive]
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Oops sorry locomotive..cleared out now

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#1019065 - 3rd Sep 2016 11:19pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: ColinW]
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pm sent willy

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#1026466 - 27th Nov 2016 4:37pm Re: birkenhead institute [Re: Ducko]
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Just scanned these in after thumbing through me albums. Also got some class photos


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