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St. Mary's Church and School.


St. Mary
Description:
C1970s. View of St. Mary's Church and school with St. Mary's Street running between the two buildings. A parliamentary grant of £12,520 was awarded under the Million Act for the building of this Church in 1823. It appears to be in a semi-derelict state with some broken windows. It was scheduled for demolition in 1976 and the west tower was demolished in 1979. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.

User Comments:

Name:
frances wicks/kirlew

Comment:
This is st.charles` school, and this view is of the junior boy`s playground-the girl`s and infants playground was at the other side of the school. The old church is gone now,but the school still stands,and is a charity shop,selling second hand furniture etc-upstairs is home to over 30 men who would otherwise be homeless. When i went to this school - late 50`s - mr.somerville was the headmaster, and the main teacher i remember is mr. white - i was in his class for two years.The view on the right is straight up new york road, and the woodpecker would have been more or less behind the lamp post there..

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Name:
bernie caine

Comment:
my old school.When i went there there were the boys toilets built on the wall u can see the marks where they have been demolished

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Name:
berniecaine

Comment:
I note the photographer was Terry Cryer an old boy of st charles. I remember him well his brother peter too

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Name:
Francis Kenneth Rytel

Comment:
TThis is a photo of what use to be St.Charles R.C.school.I went there,graduating in 1936.I lived on the otherside of St.Mary's church in a street that was called New Church Place.I lived there 'til Aug.1940 and went into the RAF 'til May 1946.Went to the States in 1949,where,(touch wood)I still reside on Long Island,New York.

Date:
18-Jun-2010

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Name:
Jacko

Comment:
A daunting sight for any RC kid of yesteryear, a great big haunted C of E church right opposite.

Date:
26-Jul-2015

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Name:
Edward Wagner

Comment:
I was at St. Charles for a short time in 1956 and 1957 .We used to always sing Jerusalem at morning assembly fellow pupils I'm sure will remember the name of our well loved music teacher .I would be very happy if anyone could remind me of his name.Mr. Somerville was the head master and our form teacher I used to take the dinner money down to the Yorkshire Penny bank for him.He inspired me to get to St. Michael's college by saying that my handwriting was good! Mr. Dyson was my Technical drawing teacher,I met his son as he was in my class at St Michael's . I'm very pleased that I have been able to make a contribution to this site and I would like to wish all of my fellow pupils and teachers health and happiness. Eddie

Date:
18-Jan-2018

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