26, Queensland Road,
Dear Former Pupils and Members of Staff,
Already we are preparing for the great Festival of Christmas, celebrating the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We wish you all the Blessings of Christmastide; may the Bringer of Peace have mercy on our troubled world and bring the miracle of unity and love.
I am delighted to be able to tell you that ANNIE WINIECKI has agreed to become the Editor of the Newsletters. She has recently retired from teaching at Corpus Christ! School and is well equipped to take on the task. We thank her most sincerely. We also have another committee member, HILARY ENDERSBY (SMITH), both bringing a very welcome injection of new, younger ideas.
The 2014 Reunion was a very happy occasion. We were so pleased to see our President JEAN
WALSH (HUGHES), brought from Devon by daughter ANGIE and niece ANNE. It was so good to
have SISTERS JOAN, MAY AND MARGUERITE from the Isle of Wight, Jean celebrated her 98th
birthday on 3rd November and Sister Joan will also be 98 on 23rd December, they were both in fine
form. We send them both our love and very best wishes.
Two Sisters of Christ nuns from Madagascar came with them, they have now gone to work in
Past Pupil RACHEL LAPWORTH (DUNK) gave us a very interesting talk about the Lewis Manning
Hospice, started by another Past Pupil, MARJORIE LEWIS MANNING (LIOYD). Rachel is actively
involved in the administration of the Hospice.
A list of those who signed the Visitors' Books is printed below. Quite a few are not paid up members so will not know of any changes, which are published in the newsletters sent out to Association members. Details of how to pay an annual £5.00 subscription can be found at the end of this edition. Our number of members is declining, despite our efforts to keep the Association going and enjoyable. Please support us with your news and participation.
2015 will be 35 years since the closure of the Convent. A tour of the College buildings has been requested and I am delighted to tell you that we are able to visit our former Convent. The date will be :-
SUNDAY 28™ JUNE 2015.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE FROM OUR USUAL JULY DATE AND PASS ON THE INFORMATION TO OTHERS WITH WHOM YOU ARE IN CONTACT WHO MIGHT NOT BE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS SO NOT IN RECEIPT OF A NEWSLETTER.
We are giving you this information early because of the tour and because of the change of date, please make a note in your diaries. Details of the time will be given in the next newsletter but it will be during our usual afternoon Reunion.
Your Committee members send their seasonal greetings to you all. May you have good health and happiness in the new year 2015.
With best wishes,
MARY BROOKS (BROWNING) - Chair & Editor.
THE REUNION JULY 2014
Throughout this newsletter the names of former pupils and members of staff will be in capital letters. Where it is applicable the name by which they were known at school will be printed after the surname, within brackets.
The following is a list of those who signed the Visitors' Book at the last Reunion; if you do not sign we have no record of your attendance; those who are unable to attend like to read the names of those who have been present. We ask that you are consistent in the way you sign your name- the preferred way is the surname, by which you are known for postal use, with the name by which you were known at school after it in brackets. This will assist the Treasurer when sorting out subscriptions and for printing address labels.
BARBARA ATKIN SPIVEY - COMMITTEE
MAUREEN BARRETT (McCORMICK)
PAMELA BLAKE (KENNARD) - COMMITTEE
PAMELA BRIGDEN (BUTLER)
CAROL BRIGGS (BOWERS)
CHRISTINE BROCKLEHURST (PLACE)
MARY BROOKS (BROWNING)- CHAIR
YVONNE BUSH (DUFALL)
ANNE CHAPPLE (MANNING)
BRIGITTE COOMBES (FORD)
ELLEN DALY (KERRIGAN)
JENNIFER DANVERS (SHAW)
GERALDINE ELLIOT (PIDGEON)
HILARY ENDERSBY (SMITH) - COMMITTEE
GERALDINE FIELDING (ZUPAN)
ANGELA HEARD (ABBOTT)
LINDA HOOPER (HERBERT)- COMMITTEE
EILEEN HUGHES - TREASURER, COMMITTEE
MAUREEN HUNT (DALY) - COMMITTEE
SALLY JAMES (MANNING)
ANNE KENEFICK (BROWNING)
ANNE KAHTS (HUGHES)
RACHEL LAPWORTH (DUNK)
MARGARET LING (BROWN)
MARIA McCABE (HANNIFAN)
GERALDINE NICHOLLS (MANY)
THERESA IMICOL (BROOKS)
JANE O'BRIEN (THURGOOD)
BETH PERRY (ROE)
CELIA PHILLIPS (GILLINGS)
VERONICA PILLEY (HAMPTON)
ANNE PLATEROTI (WHEATCROFT)
MARGARET SIMPSON (ATKINS) - COMMITTEE
TINA SWEETLAND (EVANS)
DAPHNE TAVENDER (HOPGOOD)
CHRISTINE THACKRAY (BROWNING)
RITA TOBIN (CARPENTER)
GILLIAN VINCENT (WILLETT)
JEAN WALSH (HUGHES) - PRESIDENT
FIONA WARD (KNOTT) - COMMITTEE
ANNE WINIECKI - COMMITTEE - EDITOR
SISTERS OF CHRIST
SISTER JOAN KULLANDER
SISTER MARGUERITE COWARD
SISTER MAY MAGENIS
TWO VISITING SISTERS FROM MADAGASCAR