Rev. Fr. Bertrand Pike O.P.

Former School Manager (Governor) of St. Dominic’s Infant School, Kentish Town, Fr. Bertrand Pike (photo taken in 1949)

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 […]

Group Weekends with the Langleys at 91 London Road after the War

Evacuee teachers from St. Dominic’s Infant School, Kentish Town continued to visit the Langley family in Kettering after the war ended. L-R. Ann Robinson, Maureen Brass, Frederick Langley, Marian Monaghan, ?, Agnes Langley, Fr. Gerard Langley. Front: Fr. Clarke

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, […]

Second World War Kettering – St. Dominic’s School Evacuees (2)

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: Eileen Gay, Frances Bédat, Irene Goreham. Middle Row: Doreen Walsh, Ann Winter, Michaelina Allocca, Imelda Bartolo. Front Row: Joyce Gay, Betty Bédat, […]

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 […]