My brother and I attended the Convent as boarders from 1958 to 1961 after the death of our mother. We were pretty traumatised on our first day there but were gently looked after by the wonderful Sister Edith. I later remember serving at her funeral. The discipline could be quite harsh at times and I do ...Read full memory
I was born in 1950 and attended the convent as a boarder, leaving in 1958. I travelled by train with my mother from New Street station Birmingham to Paddington station London where the convent nuns met up with us and the other schoolchildren for the journey to Bridport station. We used to have long country walks ...Read full memory
I was enrolled was in 1969,we where only 2 Africans in the school.My best friends where Nicholas and Alan.Excursion where a very exciting time and the Mother Superior would put the fear of God in you just by looking at you.During football training i scored such a spectacular that the next day the father choose me for school ...Read full memory
I have no connections with Bridport or the Visitation Convent but found the thread of messages detailing school life highly absorbing; I do know of another individual of note who may qualify as becoming "famous" (message posted 03/10/2009 by Mr Duffy). I think he was sent from the Midlands as a boarder in 1927 at seven ...Read full memory
hi i went to colfox school i was in class i-t ,i was at burton bradstock school for abit, parents move to yeovil in 1970
The first half of the building with dormer windows (from the left of the picture) and where the Job Centre is situated today, was a Temperance Hotel. Bridport had over 60 public houses at the turn of the twentieth century and nine active Temperance societies. The Bridport 'Coffee Company', offering an alternative drink to ...Read full memory
I went to the convent in 1960 as a day pupil, as I was left handed and a non catholic sister Mary Christine took great pleasure in hitting me constantly with a ruler to beat all that terrible sin out of a 4 year old! Luckily I left at 8 because we moved but I would love to hear from anyone who was there at the same time ...Read full memory
I remember playing at Happy Island with my brothers and sister, and friends, having a picnic, and watching the trains pulling out of the station. Happy days. Now I have eight grandchildren and I want them to see life as I grew up in Bridport.
I was at the convent 1955 and loved it ,the nuns the wagon wheel's at teatime and even the walks .Gave me great emotional strength for the rest of my life and sister Magdalene was not that bad!! my favourite was sister Ann ,then sister Edith.If anybody remembers a le french boy i walked around with i would be a very happy bunny indeed if you could let me know!!
I joined the convent in 1967 and was the only black later joined by Leslie Philips from the Carribean. I am from Uganda and my dad was studying architecture at the AA. First day at school was horrific. I was punched and called names like any newcomer. By the second term I settled in my best ...Read full memory
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