Saturday, 23 April 2016

MORE FROM HOLY CROSS YEARBOOK, 1961

We have two more pictures from the 1961 Holy Cross Yearbook.  The pictures tell their own stories but if any of you are able to add to the stories, please share with us at mcallistersmith@gmail.com.
HOLY CROSS JUNIOR FOOTBALL TEAM 1960/61
Front, L-R: Vic Dawson, Ted Downey, T Mallay, Otto Byrne, B Fitzgerald
Back, L-R: Bill Downey, John Walsh, Justin Pierson, Joe Ashley, J Power   
HOLY CROSS SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPS, 1960
Front, L-R: Mike Hearn, Jim Finlay, Gerry Holden, Clarence Husk, Patsy Hearn, Mike Kinsella, Larry Dillon
Back, L-R: Ron Baird, Br J M Savage, Cyril Kane, Pat Densmore, Roger Maunder, Gus Neville, Mike Healey, Bill Melee, Gerry Tobin

AND THE COACHES WERE:
BR HICKEY, JUNIOR FOOTBALL COACH
BR SAVAGE, SENIOR FOOTBALL COACH

Thursday, 21 April 2016

MOYA GREENE GREETS THE QUEEN

Today is the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Celebrations began yesterday in Windsor when Her Majesty opened a new Bandstand, did one of her usual walkabouts, and visited the Royal Mail Sorting Office there.  To mark the Queen's special Birthday, the name of the Windsor Sorting Office has been renamed "Queen Elizabeth Delivery Office".

Perhaps some of you are wondering what all of this has to do with St Patrick's Convent School as it is highly unlikely that Her Majesty is  a Graduate of that well loved institution.  I will explain!

The Chief Executive Officer of Royal Mail is none other than Moya Greene who is a former pupil of St Patrick's Convent School and many of you have been her classmates and sung in choirs with her. Moya is the first woman and the first non-Briton to head Royal Mail, the United Kingdom's state owned postal service.


Moya officially welcomed Her Majesty to Windsor Sorting Office and escorted her on a tour.   Here are some photos from yesterday's celebration.






















































Here is one last picture of Moya.  It was sent to us by Norma Peddle Bulger. Norma tells us that it was taken in 1969 and identifies the "tall girl in the dark rimmed glasses" as her sister, Janet Peddle.  By coincidence, the blonde girl on Janet's right is, yes, you guessed it, Moya Greene.  Thanks for the picture Norma. 
The girl in the dark rimmed glasses is Janet Peddle and to Janet's right is a young Moya Greene in her days with St Patrick's Convent Award Winning Choir.

The Royal Mail had its beginning with King Henry VIII.  His father, the parsimonious Henry VII, had awarded John Cabot a pension of £10 for the discovery of the "new found land". What a surprise he'd get if he could only know that, 500 years later, The Royal Mail is in the capable hands of a daughter of that wonderful Newfoundland!  Well done Moya!

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY, YOUR MAJESTY

Sunday, 17 April 2016

ST PATRICK'S GIRLS GLEE CLUB RECORDING "SPELL CANADA"

We have KATHY STONE MEEKER to thank for this amazing post.  Kathy originally posted it to our facebook page. I think it is so lovely that it should be shared on the blog too.  I am pretty certain you will all enjoy it.  I certainly did!  Thank you very much Kathy.   

 


Are there any more recordings of St Patrick's choirs out there?  Please make us all happy by sharing them with us at mcallistersmith@gmail.com. 

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

THANKS TO BRIAN WALSH!

I know that for a number of years boys attended St Patrick's Convent before moving on to Holy Cross. Unfortunately, not many of them send us photos of their time at St Patrick's.  Therefore, I am more than grateful, as well as very happy, to have received this gorgeous picture from Brian Walsh!  

AFTERNOON KINDERGARTEN CLASS, 1967
Brian Walsh is in the second row, far right.   According to Brian, third from the right of Brian is Ed Oates.  The boy at the far left of the third row is John Quinlan.   

It would be really wonderful if someone can identify more of these handsome little tykes.  It would be good too if you could tell us the name of the teacher. Any information you can give us would be appreciated and you can email it to us at mcallistersmith@gmail.com.

***Debbie Meyer has gotten in touch to tell us that the little boy in the far right of the front row is her brother, Robert (Bob) Thomas. She said that he has identified the teacher as Mrs Madden.    

Thank you Brian for sharing this lovely photo and all the memories that it will rekindle.  Your support of the St Patrick's Blog is certainly appreciated and we hope you will keep in touch. Thank you also to Debbie Meyer for identifying her brother Bob and thank you Bob for giving us the name of the teacher.  With a bit of luck, someone else will be able to tell us a little more about this charming class picture.

Monday, 4 April 2016

ST PATRICK'S YEARBOOK, 1979

Here is a selection of photographs from St Patrick's Convent School Yearbook, 1979. Are you in any of the pictures? Can you tell us a bit about them and the activities? You can send your stories to us at mcallistersmith@gmail.com and we will be happy to share the information here on the blog.

ACCORDING TO THE YEARBOOK, EXCEPT FOR ONE, THESE ARE THE DANCERS.  COULD SR LUKE BE THE EXCEPTION?
MAKING MUSIC
A HELPING HAND FROM MISS LAWTON
IN THE LIBRARY 
STILL IN THE LIBRARY