My father, Bill ROBERTS taught Maths at this school in the 1950s and 1960s.  His great friends were Alec COLLINSON and Matt McGARVEY (then Headmaster), Ted McGUINNESS (photo below from 1968).  I also remember him talking about Mr GALIA and Sister Gertrude. Edward Conway tells me: ‘this photo was taken down at the ‘Huts’ where he had his classroom (now a PC World I believe). Our class only went to the huts for art with Mrs AHMED.’  Edward also says:  Mr Collinson was a wonderful teacher and my 2nd favourite; Mr Kelly being my favourite teacher. Sister Gertrude was a formidable individual and I was taken to task by her many times; however, she continued to ask my mother how I was doing for many years.

School 1968

The school was recently renamed St Benedict’s.

Blessed John Almonds 1955 Mt Garvy

Above left:  Mr McGUINESS and students, 1968

Above right:  Mr GALIA and pupils, 1955

Blessed John Almonds 1955 Cross - Copy

All photos on this page apart from the top two have been sent to me by former pupil Chris BURKE.

St John Almonds 1964a

Above:  the cross in the school

Right: Mr CALVERT with the victorious 1964 team

St John Almonds class play ground
Blessed Johns Woodwork 1955
St John Almonds Science Room
Blessed John Almonds 1955 library
Blessed John Almonds 1955 Metalwork
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