This page is dedicated to Cronehills School which is coming to the end of it's days due to the new Tesco's Redevelopment and if you have any photos you want added to it just get in touch

 Cronehills Junior and Infants' School, Hardware Street, was designed as a replacement for Bratt Street School.

The school was to consist of two large classroom blocks and another block to house centres for subjects such as housewifery. Building began in 1915, but because of the war nothing was available for use until 1921, when the special-subject block was adapted as a temporary girls' school for pupils from Bratt Street. The completed school was opened in 1925 as a selective central school for boys and girls, and the girls who had been housed in the special-subject block returned to Bratt Street.

In 1947 Cronehills became West Bromwich Secondary Technical School and in 1948 absorbed the junior technical school which had been carried on since 1930 at Kenrick Technical College. In 1952 the boys' and girls' departments were merged. In 1967-8 the technical school also occupied part of Charlemont School as an annexe for first-year pupils. In 1968 all pupils moved to the new Manor High School, Friar Park Road, and the Cronehills premises were occupied by children from the closed Christ Church Junior and Infants' School.

Many thanks to Neville Philpott,  Richard Perry, Anne Wilkes, Steve Williams, Ian peters Photography (http://www.ianpetersphotography.co.uk/index.html)
Form 3b from 1931
Many thanks to Neville Philpott for the photo
Cronehills School Photo c1935
Many thanks to Steve Williams for the photo and his Dad, Ray Williams, is second from the right, standing at the back, next to the teacher with glasses.
If you look at this excellent photo, through the windows on the left, you can see the corridor I photographed a few weeks below a few photos underneath this one (The Black & White ones)
 Form 2a Girls 1932


  GIRLS FORM 1B  1932


 The next photos were taken by Ian Peters who came with me on the last day we could to look around the school before they handed the keys to the developers







The following photos were taken by me and I will add more over the next few days