St John The Baptist School, New Springs10 Comments
Photo: Peter Mason
Item #: 6116
My great grandfather on my mother's side, Thomas Fairhurst, was headmaster at this school in the last century
Peter your Fairhursts werent from Longfield Street by any chance?
No, Sorry - they came from Aspull at that time
Wasn't he the first headmaster? Seem to remember Grandma Ella (Thomas' grand-daughter} saying so but could be wrong.
Danni ~ my husband came from Longfield St!
hiya Elayne they lived at back 23 Longfield Street till 1887, and then my gg grandfather died young. His wife remarried a John Walker and moved to Bolton Road, but I believe some Fairhursts stayed in Longfield Street. Wonder if we have a connection?
do you know if Len Fairhurst (and his wife Alice) who lived in Aston in the 60's and 70's is connected to this family?
I the 1881 census, Thomas Fairhurst lived at Schoolmaster House, Aspull. He was married to Margaret Fairhurst and they had 4 sons - Thomas Enoch Fairhurst, Benjamin Turner Fairhurst, Percy Fairhurst and Herbert John Fairhurst,my grandfather
Leonard Fairhurst would have been born sometime between 1915 and 1920 - He died in 1980 and was a memeber of St Peteres church in Bryn - as a young man he had goalkeeping trials for Everton - but ended up working for (I think) the gas board in accounts. He never drank a drop as my mum told me his dad had been a heavy drinker and very hard on him as a boy. Len was like a granfather to me a really wonderful man.
My dad was brought up in aspull, st johns road.. his parents- jack and agnes fairhurst and my dad john, his brothers and sisters- peter, paul, shaun, thomas, christine and rita
This photo is of the school house ,the school was next door t"other side of the wall!
beautiful picture,I'm glad someone said its not of the school,i went there in the 70s & my younger brother broke in it once while still going there,remember the local plod pc sheffield coming our house on the mount,all 4 of us went there actually then on to aspull high