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Plenty of Seats Left

The crowds still gather to take their seats at the Centenary Celebrations, where you there? Tell us you memories of this special day.

Image courtesy of Loftus Town Crier.

100 Years and Counting

The stalls await the eager browsers outside the school, a lovely day for a wonderful event. The sun shone and everybody came to celebrate.

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100 Years Old For a Well Loved School

Although St Joseph’s had moved from Deepdale Road to Rosecroft Lane, it was appropriate that the centenary should be celebrated; a well loved school deserves recognition.

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100 Years St Joseph’s

Mayor Eric Jackson (himself a former pupil of St Joseph’s in Deepdale Road) was an honoured guest at the celebrations.

Image courtesy of Loftus Town Crier.

Were You There?

A photograph from the celebrations of St Josephs school centenary in 2008. The original St Joseph’s opened in Deepdale Road 12th June 1906; moving to the Rosecroft Lane building in 1968. Can you find anyone on the photo you know? Please tell us the names!

Image courtesy of Loftus Town Crier.

1. St Joseph’s, 1920/21

A photograph of a class at St Joseph’s School on Deepdale Road.

Back row: Miss Webb (teacher), Joe Baldwin, ??, Betty Readman, Annie Shimmings, ??, Jenny Kerno, William Nicholson, ??, ??, Mary Garbutt, ??, Father Machan.

Third row: Ronald Duck, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Dorothy Duffy, Elsie Duffy, ? McCabe, ??, Frank Swales, ??.

Second row: ??, ??, ??, ??, Jane Swales, ??, ??, Teresa Vincent, Agnes Bice, Mary Pass, ??, ??, ??, Joan Ransome.

Front row: ??, ??, Maura Lavelle, Connie or Molly Logan, ??, ??, Molly or Connie Logan.

Image courtesy of Joe Ward.

2. St Joseph’s, 1920/21

Father Machan has joined this class for their photograph.  We don’t know the teacher’s name and the only children’s names that we have are:

Back row: ?? (Teacher), ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Father Machan.

Third row: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Alice Swales, ??, ??, ??.

Second row: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??.

Front row: ??, ??, Frank Bice, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, George Baldwin.

Mary Hodges asks: “I think my mum may have been a pupil at the school. She was born in 1920 in Loftus. Her name was Lilian Catherine Thomas. If anyone has any information/photos I would be most grateful!”

Image and names to date courtesy of Joe Ward; thanks to Mary Hodges for the update.

St Joseph’s, 1946

Miss Walker with her class in 1946.

Back row: Joe Ward, ??, Fred Miller, Tony Jackson, Colin Raspinson.

Third row: Mike Baldwin, Michael Smith?, Frank Miller, Freda Dunn, Maureen Dunn, Ray Howe, Joe Cush, Ray Moon.

Second: M. Moon, ??, Sheila Atkinson, K. Sanderson, C. Martin, Margaret Roe, ??, S. Readman.

Front row: A. Wood, J. Tyreman, I. Purver.

Fred Miller commented: “The tall lad in the centre of the back row is me, Fred Miller. Went on to join the army as a boy and retired as a Major in 1986 now living in Baldock in Hertfordshire.”

Image and information courtesy of Joe Ward, thanks to Fred Miller and John Malone for the updates.

St Joseph’s Relay Team – 1953

The relay team: Tony Jackson, Tony Raspison, Alan Lightfoot and Joe Ward, are pictured with the Area Shield that they won.

Image and information courtesy of Joe Ward.

St Joseph’s Football Team – 1953

Back row:   Joe Tyreman, Eric Starsmore, Bernard Welford, Eric Jackson, Joe Cush, Alan Lightfoot, Keith Lantsbury, Joe Faye (Teacher).

Front row:   Willie Walker, Tony Raspison, Tony Jackson, Joe Ward, Tony Walker.

Image and names courtesy of Joe Ward.