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 […]

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.

Evacuees Tales

St. Dominic’s School being evacuated to Kettering In 1939 over 8,000 children were evacuated to Kettering to keep them safe from bombing during the Second World War. The evacuees included several Roman Catholic schools, with teachers, and two convents. St. Edward’s Parish became a new home for these children and many remember their time with […]

St. Edward’s Kettering by an Evacuee. 1939 – 1945 – Roisin Toole

Roisin Toole (née Carney) was evacuated to Kettering at the beginning of the Second World War with St. Aloysius’ Convent School. We are grateful to her for her account of life experienced as an evacuee attached to our parish.   St. Aloysius Convent School, in front of St. Peter and Paul Parish church (Anglican), September […]

Memories of St. Edward’s Kettering by Maureen Brass

Maureen Brass was a teacher evacuated to Kettering at the beginning of the Second World War with St. Dominics Infant School. We are grateful to her for an account of life experienced as an adult evacuee attached to our parish and for photographs she has been able to supply from St. Dominic’s School archives. This […]