This clip is probably of interest to fewer people: it’s footage of a 1970s sports day at Radleys School (Warning: Comic Sans), in Kings Road, Rushall. Here’s the modern school from above, rebuilt in the 90s (I think) after a fire, with what was the sports track in the cine film outlined in red:
The building is now completely different, since it was the feature of an arson attack, but the grounds still have the same layout, and I reckon the view across to the nice old house at the bottom of Radley Road would still be there. If any former teachers from my time there see this post, you’ll be able to see my drawing skills never improved. Former pupils will recognise the running track and the shed used for games equipment.
The film shows a sports day in the 1970s, again taken by my Dad on Super 8. Do they still do this sort of sports day (and would parents be allowed to film it?) ?