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Is This The School I Attended In 1944 45?

A Memory of Bury

During World War Two I was evacuated from London to various locations three times, the last of these was Bury, in Lancashire. My older brother and I stayed with two families sharing a house at 16 Swallow Drive in what was referred to as 'the Dickie Bird Estate.' All the street names were named after birds.

There was some consternation at the school because we were 'Church of England' and the school was Catholic. That didn't worry us, though.

It certainly looks like the school, but I could be wrong.

Anybody out there know for sure if it was a Roman Catholic Primary School in the 1940s?

A memory shared by Tom Ware , on Jan 9th, 2014.

Comments & feedback

Tue Sep 2nd 2014, at 6:55 pm

reg.wild commented:

Hi Tom.

You might have attended St Marie's (Bugs and fleas) primary school. just as I did in the 1950s. The old school, a large brick building on Market St., was demolished in 1969/70, and is not the school in the photo you referred to. I have two photos of the school, but could not attach them to this comment.

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