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Education Document
Education Document
Photo: David Bale
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Item #: 33015
This is my dad's leaving school document in 1925. His dad died when my dad was 6 years old. My dad was the second youngest of 8 surviving siblings of which only 2 were boys. People had no choice then but to get a job. He probably went to St Thomas in Caroline Street same as me.

Comment by: Edna on 21st March 2021 at 11:17

This is a special piece of information to keep in your family David, from 1925, especially for your ancestors. I loved finding things like this in the tin my mother kept all important things in.

Comment by: David Bale on 22nd March 2021 at 16:09

Thank You for your comment. I have had this document since my parents passed away in 1986 and 1988. i have posted photos before but not documents. When I saw Education ones being posted I decided to post this one because of the date.

Comment by: Edna on 22nd March 2021 at 22:17

It says Edith St, on the document. Would that be in Wallgate? Just asking because my dad was born in Wallgate, and would be the same age.I am not sure though when they left school in the 1920's.How old they were.

Comment by: AH on 23rd March 2021 at 09:42

edna; edith st is off miry lane [no houses]

Comment by: David Bale on 23rd March 2021 at 16:28

Edith Street was the second street on the left going down Miry Lane. The third street on the left was Herbert Street were I was born in 1944. Most of the streets are still there but have industrial units on them.

Comment by: Edna on 23rd March 2021 at 17:49

Thank you David,I should have known where it was, been down there lots of times to breakers yards. Dad came from over the other side Soho St.

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