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Notre Dame School, Standishgate

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Art room in the Notre Dame High School.
Photo: Jose Taylor
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Item #: 304
Art room in the Notre Dame High School.

Scanned from an old postcard.

Comment by: Margaret Morris Ne Lowe on 3rd January 2010 at 19:11

Hi Jose. I'm Margaret Lowe from Parallel class finishing the 6th form in 1973. That was a very lovely art room I remember; right at the top of the building.Was the art teqacher Mr Mason? He was always going on about Any Warhole and Surrealist paintings.
He was quite trendy for our very formal school.

Comment by: Beth Burke (nee Hall) on 28th April 2010 at 06:54

My favourite room.....I was at the school from 1964 to 1971 in Parallel.....I was in Tichbourne House.....

Comment by: Val Evans (was Short) on 30th May 2010 at 20:35

Just decided to google Notre Dame and wey hey. I remember you Beth. Hope you are well. I was in Parallel from '64 to '69.

Comment by: Beth Burke (nee Hall) on 14th June 2010 at 19:54

Hi Val......yes I remember you.....how are you.....I live in North Wales now...where are you?

Comment by: Val Evans (was Short) on 6th July 2010 at 19:56

Great to know you remember me Beth. I'm good but never travelled very far. Still live in Horwich and married with 1 daughter and 1 grandaugter. Ironically I hated history at school but nnow can't get enough of it. Hoping to take a degree in it when I retire as my undying passion is Egypt. I've been about 16 times now.

Comment by: Linda McDonald (nee Ball) on 1st January 2012 at 12:12

Many happy memories of the Art room and the dishy Mr Orrell! I was there from '64 - '69 in Parallel and Tichborne House. Beth, I remember you and, Val, we've been exchanging Christmas cards for years!

Comment by: Val Evans on 5th May 2012 at 08:21

Linda. Wow. I wondered when I'd see you making comments on here. I just wish some of our other schoolfriends would. I often drift back to those days. I never appreciated them then and wish with all my heart I had stayed on and studied history. When I retire my long held ambition is to sudy for a degree in history.

Comment by: sheila thomas on 15th October 2012 at 20:41

iwas there in 1944 and remember art room very well. sister Edith was head mistress,sr Alexis sr.Julie Ursula,Sr Rose Julie,Sister Margaret,Miss Day Geography, Miss Dunne English , Miss Haslam history,Miss Pyke English, Miss Higham,....sweets rationed , swimming lessons at Wigan baths ,. my friends were Beatrice Elisabeth Martland and Audrey Prescott. I remember Dionne McCusky,Barbara Taylor, Beatrice Elisabeth marsland, Miss Day -geography, sister Alexis

Comment by: sheila thomas on 15th October 2012 at 20:56

iwas there in 1944 and remember art room very well. sister Edith was head mistress,sr Alexis sr.Julie Ursula,Sr Rose Julie,Sister Margaret,Miss Day Geography, Miss Dunne English , Miss Haslam history,Miss Pyke English, Miss Higham,....sweets rationed , swimming lessons at Wigan baths ,. my friends were Beatrice Elisabeth Martland and Audrey Prescott. I remember Dionne McCusky,Barbara Taylor, Beatrice Elisabeth marsland, Miss Day -geography, sister Alexis

Comment by: Celia nee Kavanagh on 17th May 2013 at 10:10

I remember the art room with horror, I couldn't draw or paint at all and was surrounded by natural artists like Pat Miller who was in my class. Miss Hawkins taught art in those days she was lovely but I was hopeless and gave the subject up with joy in form 3 Alternative when we picked our subjects for our O Levels. Loved it in the 6th form wing when we had our own study rooms 4 to a room. Happy memories

Comment by: katrine burton on 25th June 2013 at 22:28

Loved my art class with Mr. Taylor - me and Kate Garner used to have such a laugh. Well done Kate top photographer now.

Comment by: BETH HALL (NOW BETH BURKE) on 3rd March 2014 at 17:09

Hi Linda and Val.......I've started a
facebook page to help ex convent girls get back in contact.....The Convent, Notre Dame High School, Wigan

Comment by: Margaret Shieldsnee McBride on 18th October 2014 at 21:22

Katrine Burton is your birthday 14 march. If so remember u from school.

Comment by: Judith Roby (Ashurst) on 29th January 2015 at 19:19

I was there between 1964 and 1970. I remember Beth Hall as she went to my primary school, St John's as well

Comment by: Pat Bennett on 29th May 2015 at 23:53

Hi Celia. The best thing about art was listening to the loudspeakers at Wigan Rugby League ground. If my memory serves me correctly they tested them by playing pop records very loudly. Happy days.

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