St Catharine's, Wigan31 Comments
Photo: Keith Bowen
Item #: 344
STANDING Bob?Cherry,- ......Smallshaw?, - Harold Bibby (his father ran Clarington Coaches),- Keith Bowen (my father was licensee of Crispin Arms and an ex-Wigan RL player), - Gerald Morris, - Alan?Thompson, - Tom Lever, - Derrick ........?, - Tom? Aspinall.
SEATED Catherine?.....?, - Sheila Hopper, .....?, - Helen Leyland, -?-, Barbara Ashcroft, - Brenda ....?, -?-, ...? Birchall, - .....?Clarke?, - Pauline .....?
AT FRONT Sylvia Taylor?, Roy ....?, Tom? Brown, Vincent Kearns, ...... Goulding, Gwen Wain.
Class Teacher was Miss Wilcox. The year before when we were in Standard , it had been 21 year old Mr Rudd (Eddie) who went on to become a Headteacher at another school before sadly passing away in his early thirties leaving a young family.
TOP ROW (1) Sheila Summers, (3) Frances Heaton,(4) Bertha Stringman (5) Anne Hill, (6) Edith Allen,(11) Edna Whittaker,
STANDING 2nd ROW, (2) Brian Smallshaw,
SEATED , (7) Brenda Ashurst , (8) June Culshaw, (10) Eileen Martin
I believe that's Raymond Blackledge between Alan? Thompson and Tom Lever. Incidentally does Gwen Wain (extreme right-front row) have any connection with todays "Wain Homes" since either her father or uncle were builders at the time this photograph was taken.
Thank you very much keith for the photo.Im still scared of Miss Wilcox LOL. Eddie Rudd was a lovely man and teacher.
Nice to hear from you June and Eileen, a mere 57 years since we were in the same class! Miss Wilcox, once seen never forgotten and having spent 40 years myself at the "chalk face" I can see now just how committed she was to getting the very best out of all of us. Eddie Rudd, a true gentleman and a real tragedy that he left us so early. Best wishes, Keith.
Frances Heaton didnt she have two younger sisters. Phylis and another. Wonder what has happened to them.
the other one was called Joan
Tricia & Jimmy ,, wasn't the other sister call Katherine. Think she went to Wigan Girls High School. Think there was Francis, Phylis and Katherine ,, didnt know a Joan?
hi the name barbara duckworth , is milly duckworth
My other half, whose memory is far better than mine, lived near them and insists her name was Joan.... who am I to argue...lol
Hi Vincent, that wouldn't be the selfsame Vincent who I sat next to in Eddie Rudd's class, would it, way back in 1952?
Hi keith. Not sure ,, you have an advantage ,, I don't know your surname. Probably ,, give us a clue.
Jimmy Holding ,, how you doing -- are you still in Wigan?
Hi Kearnsey, I posted the photo but if you're not sure I doubt if you are the Vincent I'm looking for, he's third one in from the right on the front row.
I should imagine then Keith Bowen that if you were in the same class as Frances Heaton you will now be 69. Doesnt time fly.
And I would think that Vincent Kearns is the older brother of Graham Kerans.
Hi, is that Monica? Well, well, only 50+ years later and here we are "communicating" via the modern miracle of e-mail. Hope you are well and I presume living in Wigan. I've roamed (through teaching) and I'm now settled in the Midlands near Wolverhampton, just become grandparents for the first time, long overdue but worth the wait! (PS I'm 69 next month). Best wishes, Keith.
Tricia ,, I cant place you. What year - class were you in. Who is your other half.
Moni, I dont think Tricia went to St cats. I think she's Keith bowen's missus.
happy christmas to everyone and to keith and tricia bowen. have a good one!
You probably will not remember me, but will know my husband. I remember your mum though.
Email me and we can have a chat. I do not put too much info on Wigan World these days.
I see the Trolls are out again.....
Ozzy, get a life. Leave my classmates alone....
hello to john brown who is sat on the front row.are you the johnb who has put comments on the photo of st catherines school. if so you sat next to me in miss wilcox class.regards
Fred Mason, John Ozbaldestin was a pupil at St Catherines.
Are you Kevin, by any chance? My husband knows Ozzy.
Come off it Fred ,, getting at your school mates indeed ,, you were never at St Catherines ,, naughty boy ,, lol ,,
Jas? Is that Jim Holding? Do you know this idiot Fred Mason? Calling me a troll. He's asking for a chinning. Who is he? Telling me to get a life. If I get hold of him, he'll have a short one.
Fred is not an idiot. And people on here are not who they seem. How come when you post (and you know who you are, so do I ..) no one answers the posts.. and if you keep posting malicious stuff on here,I will tell people who you really are and what a sad person you are) You did not go to St Cat's either.. you went to St Georges. As for Ozzy, chinning anyone I do not think he is that sort of person. What a coward you are, hiding behind other people's names, just like you do on our website and various others.My husband knows a lot of the people you pretend to be on here. What a nasty little piece of work you are J.
Well done Tricia, it needed to be said. There's absolutely no place for comments such as those on a website designed for the community at large in the Wigan area or any area come to that.
Thank you for your support, JohnB.A lot of the comments on here are from just one person.
Seated extreme right is Pauline Ashcroft
Heard recently that Kevin Stones has passed away. Very sad news. Sincere sympathy to all the family.
The one standing is Jimmy Cherry i saw is younger brother Alan earlier this year he told me Jimmy had sadly passed away this year