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Bryan Cooper | bryglen~AT~bryancooper~DOT~wanadoo~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Alex,
a very interesting post and sorry for your problems but glad it turned out well.
I was interested in your being interviewed about the Holborns. Was this in response to your previous post asking about anyone else attending the school from there? To my chagrin, until I saw your original post I had never heard of the Holborns let alone knew where they were! This despite the fact that my dad was foreman electrician in the Middle Docks and worked there from 1936 until 1978, my cousin worked there until they closed and I worked there in my vacations from 1963 to 1966 and must have passed the area umpteen times! So thank you for enlightening me and broadening my knowledge.
Was I alone in my ignorance of town geography or did others share my lack, I wonder?
One thing I did was to look at the area on Google Streetview to see if I recognised it, but sadly not. I seem to remember that there was a school, near the Middle Docks entrance, for the Lebanese population, is that right?
Thu 19-Aug-2010 11:03 - North Wales

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