Many thanks to Josephine Hartley (nee McAuliffe) for the following 1950’s photos and Holy Cards. Josephine told me in her letter that although she only left school with 3 ‘O’ levels she eventually went on to get a first class BA Hons at Huddersfield University in English Literary Studies. She was 70 when she graduated, showing us you are never too old to learn!
I was recently contacted by Mike Peyton who was a pupil at St Bede's Grammar School, Bradford from 1960 until 1966 - following his father who was a pupil there from 1935 until 1942. Mr Peyton ended his career as a deputy headteacher in a mixed 14 -19 Catholic Comprehensive School in Suffolk.
Mr Peyton has kindly sent me the following article written in 2013 with some recollections of a father and son who both attended St Bede’s.
Many thanks to Mr Swift for the donation of these wonderful items, we are hoping to create a showcase of artifacts such as these for both St Joseph' and St Bede's.
If you have any old school memorabilia or photographs then I would love to see them and if possible add to our collection below. I am particularly interested in any pre 1970's. Please email to Mary Blythe firstname.lastname@example.org