OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY AND ST THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX

 
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FORMER PUPILS OF THE ROSARY SCHOOL SALTLEY BIRMINGHAM

SCHOOL LEAVING YEAR: 1953


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Richard Hayhurst (former pupil)

  • Left School: 1953 and went to Bordesley Green Tech
  • School friends I remember: Jack McGuire, Norman Crandles, Martin Monaghan, Philip Phelps
  • Teachers I remember: Miss Kelly, Bro Bede, Bro Nilus, Miss Dunn, Mr McGuire, Mr Thomas (woodwork)
  • Email: dickhayhurst1@iprimus.com.au

 

I started school in 1945 (Miss Ellison) and went to the tech in 1953.

I was an altar boy from about 7yrs old to 9yrs old, the reason for my short career was that on the annual altar boys trip to Stratford on Avon I became separated from the main party and not being able to find them I went back to Birmingham on a Midland Red bus. I didn't tell my parents what had occurred and that night Mr Harkness (I think I've got the name right) and all the boys came to our house to tell my parents that I was missing (the police had dragged some of the river)............. I got fired!!..............

One of the altar boys was Jimmy Fogarty whom I sadly heard had been killed in an accident on Alum Rock Rd while still in his teens.......... My memories of the Rosary are mostly good (except for occasionally getting the cane). At age thirteen I went to Bordesley Green Tech which was something I didn't want to do as I was in love with Miss Kelly (which of course she knew nothing about), even if she had I don't think it would have worked due to the age difference and me being ugly with no prospects .........

In 1972 my wife Cynthia and I and our five children came to Australia, we had $20 when we got off the boat and on the second day I was working at a steel mill (I was a precision machinist, now retired). The children now have children of their own (two of them are grandparents) and we live in a shack on three acres of native bush in the Adelaide Hills........... I've not been a good catholic (more take than give) but it's been of great support to me over the years.

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