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#342446 - 14th Aug 2009 6:53pm Well Lane Primary School
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Looking for a photograph of Well Lane Primary School Tranmere.

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#342447 - 14th Aug 2009 6:55pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: alan128]
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Recent or past?

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#342448 - 14th Aug 2009 6:56pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: Wheels]
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any time between 1920 and 1960 Went to take a photo and its all changed now


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#342449 - 14th Aug 2009 6:59pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: alan128]
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ah I see, sorry i cant help with that but could of got some snaps later.

hopefully someone might be able to help you when they see this.

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#342543 - 14th Aug 2009 10:17pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: Wheels]
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My first school; 1942-48. Sorry, I haven't got a pic.
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#342617 - 15th Aug 2009 2:43pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: chriskay]
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It was my second school i was there from 1953-1956, my mother was there 1918-1923.Birkenhead Archives have admission records for Well Lane 1918 is lost but they have 1941-1962.
My first school was Cole St in Birkenhead that is still the same.
Alan

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#342631 - 15th Aug 2009 6:59pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: alan128]
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Well Lane was known as the tin hut school , it had a tin roof in its early days
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#342639 - 15th Aug 2009 7:35pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: jimbob]
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Never understood why but my first year at Woodchurch sec 1963 we were bused down to Well Lane for our woodwork classes, when we had perfectly good workshops at woodchurch, if my memory serves me right Well Lane had outside toilets or at least the ones we had to use were.


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#342654 - 15th Aug 2009 11:37pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: bert1]
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I seem to remember some of the classrooms had sliding partitions which they opened up for assembly.
I was moved to Ionic Street School while work was being done.


Edited by alan128 (15th Aug 2009 11:38pm)

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#344719 - 25th Aug 2009 5:03pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: alan128]
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I went to Well lane from 1965 to 1972.
I have lots of fond memories of the place.

Yes it did have sliding partitions that opened up the classrooms. They were opened up for main assemblies and often to see the max humiliation of caning in full view of the whole school!
It did have outside toilets ..well for the kids! They were always full of spiders and cobwebs. We also had outside shelters.. no going back in if it rained.. no we were out playing in all weathers !
I remeber the school always smelt of polish and carbolic soap. Where the walls were tiled inside they gleamed and the wooded polished floors always shone.
It also had sperate playgrounds for boys and girls..although the girls shared with the infant dept.
My first teacher in the infants was called Mrs Archer! A lovely smiley woman with dark hair.

The head of the Juniors at the time was Mr Mitchell. What a wonderful man he was... a real character and inspiration to his charges. He had a booming voice and told lots of wonderful stories..kept us all enthralled. I was very sad when he retired. The new head I think was called Mr Bateman... or Bat- man..we used to say !
The P.E teacher was Mr Royal...or Joe Royal... very down to earth and a bit of a comedian.

My last teacher was Mr Wilson. He was really strict and scared the life out of me with his shouting and seemingly bad temper. He used to do a lot of talking in the store room just off our class room with Mrs Lewis. We all use to giggle and say they were carrying on..of course they werent... just furtive imaginations on our parts!
He was not to be messed with though and had a real mean aim with the board duster too..and used to throw it around at any one who stepped out of line.
Then he dicovered my passion for music which matched his own and I found that the grumpy frightening old teacher was really a very fair and kind man underneath who just wanted us all to do well.

It was a wonderful happy old school were you felt valued. I was sorry to see it pulled down. Mersey park school just a mile or two away was built around the same time and is still standing. They were lovely Victorian old buildings. I have been past Mersey park recently and it so reminded me of Well lane.... just wished the council had kept Well lane too.
Some where I have old class photos but they dont show the buidling at all.
I hope someone may have some of this wonderful old school.




Edited by Nienna (25th Aug 2009 5:07pm)

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#344782 - 25th Aug 2009 10:21pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: Nienna]
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has it been knocked down?? oshocked i went here too smile

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#344830 - 26th Aug 2009 7:28am Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: chris_gilly]
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They knocked down the lovely original building some time ago.. not sure of when.. maybe someone on here knows.
They replaced it with a new school but it is still called Well Lane.

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#344840 - 26th Aug 2009 9:29am Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: Nienna]
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Yes I got a shock when I went to get a photo of it.I remember it was a nice old building,but as had already been said the outside toilets were to be avoided if possible.
Going through school admissions at Wirral Archives brought up a lot of names from the past.

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#344903 - 26th Aug 2009 1:19pm Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: alan128]
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I think they knocked down the original building sometime in the mid to late 80's
Possibly the early 90's.
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#345411 - 28th Aug 2009 10:15am Re: Well Lane Primary School [Re: scoops]
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I was there yesterday. As has been said, none of the old buildings remain, but the original gateposts in Well Lane are still there.


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