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    Question Gower House school Blackbird Hill

    Hi I am looking for the history of Gower House school 5 Blackbird Hill London. All that I can find is that it opened in 1951, that is from the school site. My interest is that my grandmothers brother was living at this address in the 1950's.
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    my grandmothers brother was living at this address in the 1950's.
    You say his address was "Gower House school Blackbird Hill". Is that what you really mean or was the address quoted simply as "5 Blackbird Hill"?

    The old pubs web site suggests that there used to be a pub at 5 Blackbird Hill.

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    His address was 5 Blackbird Hill from 1952 until he died 1964, information gathered from electoral rolls. He did have something to do with the school, I believe the school was founded in 1951. he either lived in the school or there was a school house. My father remembers visiting with his mother.
    What was the name of the pub at 5 blackbird Hill ? Was it there before 1851. In the electoral rolls there is only two people listed at number 5 my grandmothers brother and his wife.
    Thank you for your help

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    Hi Harleyallison - are you still researching history of Gower House School? I was a pupil from 1953 to 1959. The head of school was a lady called Mrs Keane or Keene and she lived there on site with her husband who, I think, did all the maintenance tasks round the school but I'm not sure about that. I do remember that they were Welsh. I remember that Mrs Keane gave birth to a daughter called Gillian - but that may have been after I left? I might have gone back to visit them.

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