Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West....

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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Colin » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:14 am

Micheál wrote:
It might be noteworthy that there was a Charles J LaYng listed at no 7 in Thom's Directory 1941


I wonder, Micheál! Thank you!
I wonder if you've cracked it!
For some reason I seemed to think that Miss L was unmarried - and perhaps ran the little prep school with her sister - but bear in mind that I would've been 4/5/6/7 at the time, so it wouldn't be surprising if I was wrong...plus it's a long time ago!
I'll have to have a look at No.7 on Google street maps, but whether it'll ring any bells...I doubt it.

I'm not familiar with Thom's Directory...it it purely a list of who lived where, or does it list professions, etc.?
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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Micheál » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:09 pm

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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Micheál » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:23 pm

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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Holla » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:43 pm

Great bit of detective work Micheal, well done.
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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:02 am

That's fantastic info Micheál. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby skins » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:38 pm

Brilliant, Micheál! And to think that people were criticising you for living in squalor amongst heaps of ancient newspapers!
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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Rocker » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:49 pm

skins wrote:Brilliant, Micheál! And to think that people were criticising you for living in squalor amongst heaps of ancient newspapers!
:lol: :lol:

Well done Micheál, who cares how high the newspapers are piled as long as you know how to extract the info wuu wuu ..sign of a brilliant mind.
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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby skins » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:52 pm

On Deansgrange headstones website; death of Mabel Gertrude Layng August 2004: http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/ ... grange.txt
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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Micheál » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:36 pm

skins wrote:On Deansgrange headstones website; death of Mabel Gertrude Layng August 2004: http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/ ... grange.txt


Well spotted Skins.

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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Micheál » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:29 pm

By the way, the schools was in the "P.N.E.U." tradition. (Parents National Education Union). The system was founded in England by Charlotte Mason

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Mason

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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby keeper » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:41 pm

Brilliant work Micheál and Skins wuu ace detectives
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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Strum » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:46 pm

keeper wrote:Brilliant work Micheál and Skins wuu ace detectives




Yes nice one. thumbright
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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Rocker » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:51 pm

Brilliant work you detectives notworthy
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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Colin » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:50 am

I'm impressed!
Micheál! Thank you!
Yes, that's definitely the little school I referred to in my original post...fantastic detective skills, my friend.
Miss Layng...bless her for giving me a solid grounding in education, and for instilling the desire for further knowledge.
R.I.P. Miss Layng.
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Re: Early 1950's, Miss Lang's school, Royal Terrace West...

Postby Colin » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:16 pm

See?!
Told you there was a school there! ;-)

Something else has just struck me...looking at Miss Layng's gravestone, it means that she was only in her 40's when she was teaching me....and there was I, thinking she was 'old' at the time.

I wish I'd met her later in life to thank her for her efforts....
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