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Convent High School c.1956?
Convent High School c.1956?
Photo: Jack Lawton
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Item #: 25737
I don't know if this is in fact the Convent. Can anyone identify anyone that would confirm that it is?

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 20th November 2014 at 15:35

Yes it is! These girls were in my year, in Lower as opposed to Parallel or Upper. Instant recognition of several but not all their names. Rose Foster first left on the back row is a good start.She was Games Captain 1960-61.

Comment by: watchalot on 20th November 2014 at 15:39

girl seated third from left joan connoly

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 20th November 2014 at 16:19

Middle row: first left Marie Gaskell; second right Christine Barnes next to third right Pat Sutcliffe who is next to her friend whose name escapes me- Jean Pimblott?? and then Janet Smalley.
Back row second right Frances Molyneux?
Can't see Edna Capper but it's her class.

Comment by: Jack Lawton on 20th November 2014 at 20:01

Kath, Edna Capper was my cousin and this photo was in her mothers belongings after she died. I thought the second girl from the left on the middle row might be Edna.

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 20th November 2014 at 21:14

I think you're right. I knew that she was your cousin and wondered if the photos had any connection with her.

Comment by: Jack Lawton on 20th November 2014 at 23:22

Kath, the six photos I put on WW today all came from Edna's mothers belongings. Edna is also on the photo of St Williams Girls School. I still have a lot of photo's to sift through so I may upload some more later.

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 21st November 2014 at 10:10

Jack I've seen Edna on the other photo now. I was so interested in this one that I only glanced at St Williams,knowing that I was long gone by then.
On this photo I identified Frances Molyneux on the back row but she could be Monaghan???
Those dresses were awful, blue with a detachable white collar which had to be sewn on every time it was taken off! The original sack tied up in the middle with a belt of the same material,fastened with two buttons!

Comment by: Carol on 21st November 2014 at 13:33

It looks like it was taken on the steps on the netball court. The wall is still there. Beyond the wall is the back of the Royal Oak. Today the netball court is a car park.

Comment by: Carol on 21st November 2014 at 13:35

This really should be refiled in the Notre Dame album.

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 21st November 2014 at 16:05

They're on the 'New Court', through the passage in the middle of Worsley Terrace. We had to line up out there to have an individual mug shot taken and rather than saying 'smile' had to say 'sixpence'. I remember that it was very cold and when this photo was taken it had obviously been raining. Cardigans not allowed!
The whole school had a photograph taken on the 'Gym Court'.

Comment by: watchalot on 24th November 2014 at 15:54

girl second left stood next to girl seated on front row looks like Kathleen winstanley

Comment by: HBill on 24th November 2014 at 21:56

Yes my wife thinks it was Kath and Maureen Lambert at the end next to her.

Comment by: indalo on 28th November 2014 at 19:56

Front row 3d from right Marilyn Lancaster

Comment by: Terry Halsall on 1st December 2014 at 12:57

Have you guys seen the characters of Ince site? I'm sure they would like the photo and the comments on there.

Comment by: joan bishton nee foster on 4th March 2016 at 19:01

Yes it is wigan convent girls. I am seated 4th from the left on the front row. I have this photograph and still keep in touch with marie gaskell and ruth touhey and I saw eileen ainscough last year.

Comment by: Lawrence Hurst on 21st November 2016 at 15:35

Would any of these girls be Kath Wright?

Comment by: Lowe on 20th December 2020 at 11:51

Are any of these girls Nadine Lowe?

Comment by: Julie Saggerson on 28th August 2023 at 11:54

I wondered if the 5th girl seated from the right is Josephine McCulley? The little girl looks very like my mum.

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