Second World War Evacuees – St. Aloysius Convent School, September 1939

On September 3rd, 1939, one day after arriving in Kettering, St. Aloysius Convent School had its’ picture taken outside of St. Peter and Paul’s (Anglican) Parish Church, Kettering. Copyright: Permission is granted to reproduce the contents of our archive for personal and educational use only, unless otherwise specified by individual copyright owners on the webpage […]

Second World War Kettering – St. Dominic’s School Evacuees (5) Last Day

Last Day of St. Dominic’s School in Kettering, Sunday in July 1943 In 1943 St. Dominic’s school officially returned to London. Mrs Langley threw a party. Mrs Monaghan returned from London for the celebration. L-R. Back Row: Maureen Brass, Fr. Kevin Jones, Miss Sheelah Hynes, Mrs Monaghan. Standing: Christopher O’Flynn, Henry Fitch, Tommy Bradford, Jack […]

Second World War Kettering – St. Dominic’s School Evacuees (4)

St. Dominic’s School in Wartime Kettering L-R. Maud Topping (8 years old), Nellie Topping (4 years old), John Topping (6 years old), Raymond Winters (10 yers old). Photograph 1939/1940 by Miss Hynes Copyright: Permission is granted to reproduce the contents of our archive for personal and educational use only, unless otherwise specified by individual copyright […]

Second World War Kettering – St. Dominic’s Evacuees (3) Mill Hill Station

St. Dominic’s Infant School at Mill Hill Station Teachers: Mrs Monaghan inside carriage looking out and speaking to the porter. Maurice Calnan with coat over arm. Maureen Brass by carriage door looking down. Children: Small group – Margaret Geary (with case), Joan and Betty Geary. Main group – Joan and Teddy Poulson, Selena Lewis, Alan […]

Second World War Kettering – St. Dominic’s School Evacuees (1)

Summer Picnic in Wicksteed Park July/Aug 1940 During the holidays Miss Hynes would take those evacuees who remained in Kettering on special trips. This is in Wicksteed Park July/Aug 1940. L-R. Back Row: Jock Dixey, Derek Walsh, John Winter, Rene Verbrugge. Middle Row: John Verbrugge, Jimmy Bradford, George Coombes. Front Row: John Topping, Tommy Bradford, […]

St. Aloysius Convent School Tennis Club, Kettering

During the Second World War, Fr. Jones arranged a number of Youth Clubs for the evacuee children of the parish; this included a tennis club.