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Sacred Heart School, Springfield


Miss Magee and Miss Carey - 1953/4
Photo: John Rigby
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Item #: 20770
On a school trip to Chester Zoo

Comment by: linda on 27th May 2012 at 13:23

How fashions change over the years, no jeans and t-shirts then.

Comment by: Michael on 27th May 2012 at 14:36

I remember Miss Carey very well. She was a fine teacher, strict and demanding but absolutely fair and just at all times. A very dignified and lovely lady. I seem to recall she lived with her sister on Ormskirk Road, near the Half Way House.

Mr Finney (Ted) was a born teacher and a deeply impressive human being.

I remember being caned (unjustly) by the Headmaster, Michael Mannion. When he discovered the mistake he apologised to me. A great lesson in humility for a 8-year old, one which I never forgot and, indeed, profited from.

Comment by: orrellite on 30th May 2012 at 15:24

must have been a potent teaching combination, they took J3 and J4 years and got me through my scholarship in 1953

Comment by: Janette Parr on 18th August 2013 at 06:03

Miss Carey was also my J3 and J4 teacher in 1966/67. Very good teacher. Mr Finney took us for Art. I remember them both very well.
There was a Mr Woodcock too, I think - the only other male teacher I remember apart from Mr Mannion.

Comment by: Pauline Hannon (Riley) on 16th April 2018 at 17:57

Did Miss Magee become Mrs Myerscough?

Comment by: john hanks on 19th January 2019 at 22:54

miss magee married metalworker teacher by the name of myers who teached at john fisher school

Comment by: Pauline Hannon (Riley) on 25th January 2019 at 16:15

Not Myerscough then? Memory playing tricks!

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