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Sacred Heart School, Springfield


Mr Hoy's Class, 1971.
Photo: Margaret Kneale
Views: 15,259
Item #: 333
Sacred Heart Juniors, Mr Hoy's Class, 1971.

Comment by: Joe Mills on 11th April 2007 at 20:57

I have not seen this photo in something like 30 years and discovered it on the WW website last year, I'm second right on the back row with Chris Kneale on the end and Sylvia Draper to my left, I can probably name about half of the class shown on this photo, hopefully more comments may come in and name some of my former classmates who I,m struggling to recognise now (we are all around 45-46 years old now)Lawrence Hoy(our teacher) this was the first class he taught
at Sacred Heart RC and as far as I know he is still teaching there

Comment by: Wayne Todd on 3rd December 2007 at 14:20

This school is in Hindley green! I went here

Comment by: Joe Mills on 3rd December 2007 at 22:31

Sorry to disappoint you wayne but this picture was definately taken at the old Sacred Heart RC primary school on Throstlenest Ave in the Springfield area of Wigan,the new school buildings are now located just off Springfield Road, the building behind us all is still there being used I believe as a dance studio nowadays.

Comment by: dave marsh on 13th January 2008 at 18:52

The happy confident faces on these children are a credit to their parents,their school and themselves.

Comment by: Keith A ndrews on 20th January 2008 at 18:25

Not a comment on this particilar photo - but just wondered if anyone has a photo of Sacred Heart children showing my late wife, who was then Veronica Taylor, of Woodhouse Lane ?

Comment by: Keith Andrews on 20th January 2008 at 18:34

Sorry - not a spelling mistake - should show > 'particular'

Comment by: Julie Wright (Nee Magleave) on 29th February 2008 at 20:59

My mum pointed this photo out to me recently and I do still have the orignal which is buried somewhere in the attic at home! What a blast from the past! I am pictured to the right of Mr Hoy and next to Ruth Moran. Two of my children also went to Sacred Heart and were taught by Mr Hoy which was rather weird. I can name of all the girls and most of the lads on here - Great memories!

Comment by: Joe Mills on 7th March 2008 at 20:49

Hi Julie,Nice to know that you've taken a look at our old class photo once again,you say you can name all the girls on the photo, well I think I can name all the boys on the photo, I remembered you, its some of the girls on the middle row I cant remember, I've spoken to Susan Hilton and Lorrane Sweeney recentley & told them about the site, so if you view this again I'd be grateful if you'd click on the link to email address & let me know who I'm struggling to name.

Comment by: Lawrence Hoy on 6th August 2008 at 17:21

Yes, I am still teaching at Sacred Heart and I have taught many of the sons and daughters of the children in this picture. It makes me feel quite proud.

Comment by: Beverley O'Brien Nee Banks on 15th March 2009 at 00:33

Hi Joe n Julie i have seen this picture a few times, cant beleive its so long ago. I am in the middle next to Julie Phillipswho i am still very close to, and Julie Mc Phail. Nice to See how we used to be, hope some of our old friend wiil get in touch.

Comment by: .............. on 28th March 2009 at 23:04

is there any robinsons on ere

Comment by: Julie Carrier (nee Johnson) on 10th April 2009 at 17:13

I'm on the middle row, third from the left in my purple hotpants - how cool was I? I'm between Denise Knowles and Julie McPhail. I moved up a year as my class was too big. I remember there were about 5 Julies in this class. We all thought Mr Hoy was quite gorgeous!

Comment by: Mick Taylor on 10th October 2009 at 21:54

I remember this picture I am on the right of the middle row next to I think Carolyn Cheetham amd behind Stephen Rosenthal.

Comment by: Chris Cunney on 11th October 2009 at 10:44

Great photo,I know that it is Andrew Robinson on the front row left corner.

Comment by: julie wraith nee phillips on 2nd November 2009 at 23:18

i still have this photo, back row, martin hancock,raymond harrison, margaret cusani, lesley o'brien, christine bromilow, julie mcgleave, ruth moran, sylvia draper, joe mills, christopher kneale, middle row, martin howarth, julie mcphail. julie johnson, denise knowles, susan hilton, lorraine sweeney, julie banks, julie phillips, beverley banks, sheila warrington, ann gerard, ann harrison, carolyn cheetham, michael taylor. front row, andrew robinson, michael harrison, ronnie dutch,thomas malone, john knight,gary hastings, terence morris, james walsh, christopher cunney. stephen rosenthall..and not forgetting mr hoy our teacher who none of us will forget

Comment by: Joe Mills on 3rd November 2009 at 20:46

Hi Julie. Thanks for adding the names to our old school photograph, I had forgotten one or two of them, I think you may have missed out Carolyn Gorton, who I think is between Margaret Cusani and Lesley O Brien ( 4th left on the back row)

Comment by: Kathryn Lowe (nee Parr) on 20th December 2009 at 20:11

Ronnie Dutch is still as cute AND as cheeky !

Comment by: Martin Hancock on 8th April 2010 at 19:23

Hi Joe, how goes it? I remember the photo like yesterday, quite a time lapse since anyone commented, drop me a line and lets get back in touch. Your class mate for 10 or so years, Martin

Comment by: Martin Hancock on 29th April 2010 at 15:55

Great photo Joe, I remember it well and most of my former class mates, long time ago and sweet memories, Martin Hancock

Comment by: LISA GALLAGHER on 21st September 2010 at 23:48

Mr. Hoy, wonderful teacher, I have so many happy memories of Sacred Heart, pity we had to move on to St. John Fisher!

Comment by: Lorraine Heaton (Nee Sweeney) on 12th November 2010 at 12:53

Hi all, I have this photo too. Still see Julie Phillips, Julie Banks and others occasionally. Was speaking with Gary Hastings recenlty. Julie McPhail now lives in New Zealand but I keep in touch. Mr Hoy has taught my two son too. Funny how you don't think you ever change!!!! I see Mr Hoy regularly I have been a Governor at Sacred Heart for the last six years. Doesn't much look different either.

Comment by: martin howarth on 4th November 2011 at 09:53

good to see all the comments,where have all the those years gone?
i have noticed over the years various school class reunions in the local papers has this class had one? or did i miss it?

Comment by: kathleen walsh, on 30th June 2012 at 01:31

i must have been off school ill the day this was took, does anyone have any pics of me,

Comment by: kathleeen walsh/galloway on 30th June 2012 at 01:35

can anyone name everyone,ps lesley o brien passed away,she was a clever girl ,

Comment by: kathleen walsh on 30th June 2012 at 02:12

spoke to james walsh sister from langate today ,its good to see these pics

Comment by: Michelle m on 8th October 2012 at 22:01

Mr hoy does still teach at sacred heart, was and still remains the best teacher and I am glad he now has taught my 2 children and hopefully will still be there in a few years for my others, funny to see him so young, i wasn't born then but he hasn't aged any in 33 yrs.

Comment by: Justine Morris nee Davies on 10th May 2014 at 23:23

Loved Mr Hoy, Best Teacher ever. still can't do fractions though.
Best relay team coach ever girls 1980

Comment by: kath walsh , on 17th August 2014 at 22:56

remember mr hoy very handsome man , still teaches too ,i have fond memories of the school and friends ,the robinsons were in the next class with me kathleen walsh and pat rourke ,cant fined everyone on facebook wish we could all meet againxxxxxxx

Comment by: kath galloway .gixxacath on facebook . on 25th January 2015 at 20:31

get in touch if u know me

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