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Maureen Walsh comment on Photos

Great comments on the 1960 Photo and 1957 Photo by Maureen Walsh (Mairin Breathnac) and reply to a question on the Mary Aikenhead Photo by Debbie Reavell

Denise Donnelly

Denise Wingate was in touch about the 1957 photo I am Denise Wingate nee Donnelly and I am sitting 2nd from the right on the ground. I started school at 4 years and originally went to the school attached to the Holy Ghost Church in 1954. At some point we were transferred to St Josephs […]

Adrian Donnelly

Adrian Donnelly was in touch I was at this school for a few years. My family moved into the AWRE houses in Oakridge in 1953. We walked to school along a wired fence path from Sutton Road to Shooters Way. On one side was Charles Chute and the other was a corn field.I am in […]

Caty Pearson

Kate Chiconi emailed me. I attended St Bernard’s school from 1965 to 1969, when my family moved from Silchester to near Newbury. I have a photo of myself on my first day of school, wearing the school uniform and a slightly nervous expression! (See bottom of Photos/Others page ) I remember teachers Mrs Church, Mrs […]

Trina Maher

Trina Maher (now Farmer) emailed me. She is in the 1957 photo I was pleasantly surprised to come across the website of St Joseph’s convent and especially the 1957 photograph. I am stood in the row behind the nuns, going from the centre towards the right , I am the first girl in the dark […]

Stephanie Grassby

Stephanie has been in touch and found herself on the 1963 photo I believe I started at St Joseph’s in 1960/61 and stayed through the transition to St Bernard’s. After that I left to go to St Joseph’s in Reading. I recognise lots of names in the list. There were four of us at St […]

Sr Gabriel Dolores

I was Principal and Teacher at St Joseph’s School, Norn Hill from April 1961 to July 1964. I had just one school photograph of 1963 and a host of lovely memories. Recently, through the kindness and skill of Sr Florence ( Patrick Mary in Basingstoke days), I have seen a great amount of names and […]

Sister Patrick Mary

Sister Patrick Mary has been in touch (now Sr Florence Haines) She taught at Norn Hill from September 1963 to July 1964 when the Sisters of charity left Basingstoke. At that time she says Sr Gabriel Dolores was the principal and Sr Alban was also on the staff. She remembers the Appleby family, John Fletcher, […]

Janet Oliver

Janet Collins ( Oliver ) has identified her sister on the 1960 photo, as well as Christine Ayton, Celia’s sister. She says that Jaqueline was the missing first name of Jaqueline Rutter and finally that Hutchinson was the surname of Dorothy the Maltese girl mentioned in a previous post. Thanks a lot to Janet and […]

Helena Digby

Helena Digby says when I attended St Bernard’s in 1970. I started in Mrs Gibbons Kindergarten Class and then went up to Mrs Church’s Transition Class until the school closed. My brother Paul was two years ahead and my cousin Esther Camenzind four years above me. When the school closed quite a few of the […]