St Catharine's, Wigan16 Comments
Photo: Graham Norris
Item #: 12896
I'm puzzled as to why this photo hasn't generated any responses since similar ones from the same school have had a lot more viewings and responses. A forgotten generation? How sad
4th from right, back row, I think is Joan Atherton
Is this a possible answer. This age range may well have missed out totally on the computer phenomena whereas those just a few years younger may have picked it up albeit at a late stage in life?
my brother richard myers is on the front row sat in the middle he was 70 in nov 2010
Yes I have celebrated my 70th birthday. They are not a forgotten generation, I've remembered every name of every pupil. It was a lovely surprise looking at the photo and reminiscing. It would be lovely if some of the others could leave a comment.
Can anyone confirm that the very shy girl - 4th from right on second row - was Mavis Ashcroft? Mavis died in 1959.
yes, pauline, almost sure that its mavis ashcroft.her sister, pauline ashcroft,who was a year younger, was in my class. mavis was a lovely shy girl and it was so very sad that she died so young.regards.
Hello June, I was Pauline Ashcroft, Mavis' sister (2 years younger). Thank you for your response and for your kind comments. Best wishes, Pauline
just loged on to wigan world great to see old school photo it would be good if we could have another photo now
Third from left on back row, seeing myself there brought back such lovely memories of a lovely time in my life. I having been living in Wales for nearly 50 years but Wigan and St Catherine's School always holds a special place in my heart.
back row second from left is my mum Barbara Smith ( nee Maiden). She has seen this photo and recognises quite a few of her old schoolmates.
5th from the left , 2nd row from the back....that's me that is!
I remember most pupils on the photo, seems like yesterday.
So pleased to read the comments and that this did not turn out to be a "lost generation" - far from it. A few more names would be most welcome.
how about reunion I live in blackpool would come to wigan anytime as my cousin lives in wigan I am now 74
This is such a long time ago!
I am back row second from right, with those big hair ribbons!
I had to change schools the following year because we lived on Manchester road which was part of Ince so they made me change schools. Is Renee Anglesea on the photo? She was my best friend....
I see the old school was demolished a long time ago.
I now live in Australia!
I found Renee Anglesea seated just right of centre in the white dress.