Birch School 1847-1947

A history of Birch School written for it Centenary. The author, Tom Millatt, was a teacher at the school at the time. He taught at the school before the war, and returned after the war. He became Headmaster in 1948.

The complete book is scanned and available here.

Author: T.B. Millatt
1947

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 Birch School 1847-1947. 
 A history, published to celebrate the Centenary of the School.  TBM_BCS_001TBM_BCS_001
Birch School 1847-1947.
A history, published to celebrate the Centenary of the School.
1947
 Birch School 1847-1947. Title page.  TBM_BCS_003TBM_BCS_003
Birch School 1847-1947. Title page.
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 Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 2 and 3.
 Charles Gray Round, founder of the school on the left. 
 Foreword by H.J. Figg Edgington.  TBM_BCS_006TBM_BCS_006
Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 2 and 3.
Charles Gray Round, founder of the school on the left.
Foreword by H.J. Figg Edgington.
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 Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 4 and 5.
 Message from Canon E.P. Luard. Mentions that this book has been compiled by Mr T.B. Millatt.
 Message from Mr E.J.R. Walsh who was Headmaster 1905 to 1914.  TBM_BCS_008TBM_BCS_008
Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 4 and 5.
Message from Canon E.P. Luard. Mentions that this book has been compiled by Mr T.B. Millatt.
Message from Mr E.J.R. Walsh who was Headmaster 1905 to 1914.
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 Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 6 and 7.
 Message from Canon Luard continued.
 Birch School - people.  TBM_BCS_010TBM_BCS_010
Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 6 and 7.
Message from Canon Luard continued.
Birch School - people.
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 Birch School 1847-1947.
Pages 8 and 9. 
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Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 8 and 9.
Birch School - people continued.
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 Birch School 1847-1947 pages 10 and 11.
 People continued.
 The Story of the School.  TBM_BCS_014TBM_BCS_014
Birch School 1847-1947 pages 10 and 11.
People continued.
The Story of the School.
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 Birch School 1847-1947. Page 12 - the Story of the School continued.
 Insert Arthur B. Chandler, Headmaster 1891 - 1905.  TBM_BCS_016TBM_BCS_016
Birch School 1847-1947. Page 12 - the Story of the School continued.
Insert Arthur B. Chandler, Headmaster 1891 - 1905.
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 Birch School 1847-1947.
 Edward J.R. Walsh. Headmaster 1905 - 1914.  TBM_BCS_019TBM_BCS_019
Birch School 1847-1947.
Edward J.R. Walsh. Headmaster 1905 - 1914.
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 Birch School 1847-1947.
 John W. Gill, Headmaster 1914 - 1943.  TBM_BCS_021TBM_BCS_021
Birch School 1847-1947.
John W. Gill, Headmaster 1914 - 1943.
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 Birch School 1847-1947.
 H.J. Figg Edgington Headmaster.  TBM_BCS_023TBM_BCS_023
Birch School 1847-1947.
H.J. Figg Edgington Headmaster.
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Birch School 1847-1947. Page 13.
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Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 14 and 15.
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Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 16 and 17.
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Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 18 and 19.
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 Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 20 and 21.
 Page 21 mentions 4 brick air raid shelters being built in the playgrounds. But those of us that lived there in the 1950s can only remember the two at the north end of the playground - which were eventually demolished 2012. See <a href=http://cat.essex.ac.uk/reports/CAT-report-0635.pdf target=_new>http://cat.essex.ac.uk/reports/CAT-report-0635.pdf</a>. Where were the other two ?  TBM_BCS_032TBM_BCS_032
Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 20 and 21.
Page 21 mentions 4 brick air raid shelters being built in the playgrounds. But those of us that lived there in the 1950s can only remember the two at the north end of the playground - which were eventually demolished 2012. See http://cat.essex.ac.uk/reports/CAT-report-0635.pdf. Where were the other two ?
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 Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 22 and 23. 
 Birch School Roll of Honour 1939-1945.
 Rowland Behn, Derrick Curtis, Nino Marven, Percy Moore, Henry Norton, John Salmon, Gordon Studley, Reginald Taylor, Charles Warner.  TBM_BCS_034TBM_BCS_034
Birch School 1847-1947. Pages 22 and 23.
Birch School Roll of Honour 1939-1945.
Rowland Behn, Derrick Curtis, Nino Marven, Percy Moore, Henry Norton, John Salmon, Gordon Studley, Reginald Taylor, Charles Warner.
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 Birch School - from Centenary history Birch School 1847-1947.  TBM_BCS_038_001TBM_BCS_038_001
Birch School - from Centenary history "Birch School 1847-1947".
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 The School Athletic Team 1946. From Birch School 1847-1947.  TBM_BCS_039_001TBM_BCS_039_001
The School Athletic Team 1946. From "Birch School 1847-1947".
1947
 Some Members of the Young Farmers Club : 1946. From Birch School 1847-1947.
 School garden in background.
 L-R 1. Margaret Cresswell, 2. Stella Woods, 3. Janey NYLOR, 4. Jean Fisher.  TBM_BCS_039_002TBM_BCS_039_002
Some Members of the Young Farmers Club : 1946. From "Birch School 1847-1947".
School garden in background.
L-R 1. Margaret Cresswell, 2. Stella Woods, 3. Janey NYLOR, 4. Jean Fisher.
1946
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