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Port Regis Catholic School

A Memory of Broadstairs

I never thought I would be commenting on Port Regis. In fact, I have totally forgotten about this place. I could not even remember where it was located. Somehow, the name of Port Regis came into my head tonight and I started to google it and found this website. My sister and I were foreign students; we were boarders at St. Philomena's Convent School, Carshalton, Surrey in 1958-1962 and we visited Port Regis for 2 weeks during one of our summer holidays. When we were there, all the regular students had gone home for the summer. I had good memories of my stay there, the buildings and grounds were so beautiful. The nuns gave us a lot of freedom; I remember going down to the beach or walking to the lighthouse. Kingsgate Castle always intrigued me. I remember one of the nuns (I think she was the Mother Superior) had a cute little Corgi dog that was given to her by the Queen. I was told she was related to the royal family. The nuns were always very nice and caring to us. I now live in Hawaii, USA. My sister and I are planning to visit the UK next year. Hopefully, we will find time to visit Broadstairs and Carshalton. Maybe hook up with old school friends.

A memory shared by Maria Lam , on Jul 14th, 2013.

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