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 […]

Jimmy Donohoe

Jimmy Donohoe spotted himself on the 1963 photo (child32)

Anne Hennessy

Anne Mitchell has been in touch. My maiden name is Hennessy (sister to Mary, Patrick & James, 3 of my 6 siblings) & I attended St Josephs in 1963 & I am child 145 in that year photo, my friend Francesca Harrison is child 135 (sister of Roland Harrison) My sister Mary appears in the […]

St Bernards Play

St Bernards Play

stbernards Grace Burke (now Webber) was at the school in the late 60s/early 70s and she has sent a fantastic cutting from the Basingstoke Gazette dated 3rd July 1970 Grace says “There are a lot of names in the cutting which may jog memories and if I make reasonable assumptions, re, part sharing and the […]