Corby, St Brendan's Church c.1965

Corby, St Brendan's Church c.1965

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Memories of Corby, St Brendan's Church c1965

St Brendan's Church

This is the Church that Father Daniel Cronin worked long and hard to have built. From being very young, I can remember the fund raising that went on to build a new Catholic Church to serve the ever growing numbers arriving in Corby. We first used Wood newton School to hold Services there. Then when St Brendan's School was built, they held Mass in the School Hall. My brother and sister both attended the School. I was at the Grammar School then. We also used the School for Confessions. Like any Catholic child I was brought up to attend Confession and take Communion regularly.In my innocence [or just sheer stupidity] I honestly thought that the Priest behind the Panels had no idea who I was- until one time Father ...Read full memory

A memory of Corby by Moira Jones

Memories of Corby

Landseer Court And Hazel Leys School

I remember coming to Corby from South Wales and living in Landseer Court. My dad loved Corby, my mum not so much , we had nothing to what we had had in Wales, but it was getting dad out of the pit. We had a great market, and good shops, shame it has not advanced as it should have. I love the wooded areas and ...Read full memory

A memory of Corby by babs_elizabeth

St Brendan's Church

Like many families, mine moved to Corby from Scotland in 1949. Our first home was in Stevenson's Way. We moved from Stevenson's Way to Chelveston Drive on The Lodge Park Estate in July 1952. I was 8, my little brother three and a half and my baby sister just two. I went to Our Lady of Walsingham School and had to walk as there ...Read full memory

A memory of Corby by Moira Jones

Corby Steel Works The War Years

Hi I am using my nephew to try and contact members who have worked with me over my years at S & L. I have also been told that there is a book or indeed books that relate to the ladies who worked who worked at S & L during the war years, if they are available would somebody point me in the right direction. Love you all, Betty

Anyone Else Connect To This Photo?

I was born in Kelvin Grove which is the road coming out on the left of this picture.  My grandparents lived on the corner of Kelvin Grove & Rockingham Road, their names were Andrew and Elsie Robertson.  My grandfather was known as Mr Coke Ovens because of the years he worked at Stewart & Lloyds. ...Read full memory

A memory of Corby by Anita Becker
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