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Chadwick Museum From John Chamberlain

A Memory of Bolton.

Strange though it may seem, I spent several years at Chadwick Museum in my primary school years. I started school at St Edmund's, which was sited in the basement below the Church on St Edmund Street. From there we were sent to Chadwick Museum for several years before being then sited at St Edmund's at Eastbourne Grove.

We were taught by nuns belonging to the Cross and Passion Order, two of them, named Sister Carmelita and Sister Thetla Mary. They were very strict, as nuns were in those days-1941 onwards. My memories were of glass display cases along all the walls of the classroom. The toilets were outside at the back of the Museum, and at lunchtime we would congregate under a large tree at the back up the hill with one of the nuns.

At the time I lived in Park Road so I was very near the Museum, so it was just a short walk to school at the time. I spent some time away from school during the war as I suffered a bout of diptheria which left me very weak and having to learn to walk again.

If there is anyone who can identify with these memories I shall be very pleased to share with

With thanks to j.chamberlain2 for this memory of Bolton

Added 12 June 2019


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