St Oswald's R.C., Ashton19 Comments
Photo: Ed Owens
Item #: 407
I went to this school, why on earth did they knock it down, we seem to have lost all our beautiful old buildings. They would have preserved and made use of these down south!
I thought this was the moxed school and the junior boys school was nera the traffic lights at the top of Gerard Street, it is now a car home. I may be mistaken.
This is definately the infants school in Liverpool Rd, I attended here in early 50s, the teacher was a nunI think her name was sister Enda(not sure of the spelling)
This is indeed the infants school i was there in the very early 50's, the head was a Nun named Sister Edna. the girls school was across the playground and the boys were on the other side of the road near the lights and is now a care home,
Doe anyone know the year that it was built?
You,re right. It,s mixed infants with girls school across the playground that you went to when you were 7. This was the only primary school I went to and left in 1961.
I went there from abour 1944 - 53 and it was Sister Enda not Edna and I used to be in her band. We had a reunion at the New Pro 10 years ago and lots of us were there, it was magic seeing all the people again. We also had a Miss Nulty, wonder if anyone remembers her
Could anyone advise me on exactly what the school was named thatis now Ashwood residential care home, 1 liverpool road. Next door to st oswalds church. Was it st oswalds junior boys? School is this hi wit was named. Even better has any one any photos or could they direct me to one.
Chris, the junior school is on the right on this photo here http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=15980&gallery=Ashton&offset=40
Thanks so much John... Incredible photo the first I've seen! I'm on a mission now to find a photo of the school from the front. Someone must have taken a photo of it... I really hope so anyway. Thankyou John
This is the primary school my sister Geraldine and I attended. I see Brian McGuin and Perter Mortel have written here and wonder if they lived at Alton Close when I lived there, next door to the Harrisons.
Yes it is Peter Mortel who lived at No 9 Alton Close. Long time ago but still good memories, Harrisons, Starkeys, Jolly’s, Harris, Longmans, Dooney, Lowe, Heatons, McHugh, McGuinn to name a few. Currently living in Oxford
Hi, my sisters and I (Jenkinson)went to St Oswald's infant school in the 60s, was probably the best time of our lives. The sisters I remember were sister Angela and sister Orleta, (think I spelt that wrong) anyway would love to know anyone who
I was also at the school in the early 60’s. Remember Sisters Angela and Loretta. (One if then was keen on discipline). We were taken to play football in the field on the other side of the brook over a tiny footbridge. We had to avoid the cow pats. The fields were what is now Townfields.
Correction to my previous, it’s the Woodedge estate where the fields where not Townfields.
I remember Vivien Longman and Peter Mortel. I lived at 12 Alton Close with my brother David, and sisters Janet, Anne, Judith and Joan.
Happy times. Especially bonfire night!
to say sister Angela was tough on discipline is the biggest understatement ever - It would now be called child abuse, wicked woman nun or not!
Sister Angela was clearly sadistic tortured me . Total fear the thought of going to school . I went to school with John Jenkins on at this school and Debbie walls .