Pantasaph, St Clare's Convent c.1940

Photo ref: P193047

Memories of Pantasaph, St Clare's Convent c1940


when I was 10 my younger sister was 8 and the twins with five , we were sent to St Clare's convent. We were in sister Catherines' flat she was very good to us but we were only there for a year before returning home to our family in south Wales, the year was 1971 We also had a carer that came in her name was Jennifer I (...Read full memory)

I was a boarder at St Aloysious High School 1948/1949 till it closed. I have only got a few memories of being there. I returned to the school when it was being converted into apartments. I spoke to a nun who still lived in the convent next door. She told me that there had been reunions over the years, but I was never aware of this. Anyone there the same time?

I went into St Clares at the age of two and came out aged eight. We should not let these times pass without recognition of the damage done to us all. I will never forget, WE MUST NOT let them. My love goes out to all those who suffered with me. Horrific times!!

I had a younger cousin called Lucy and unfortunately owing to divorce she ended up living with the nuns at St Claires. I used to visit her and she'd sometimes came to stop at my home on weekends - she got on well with my four children. The Nuns on the whole did their best and the children were well looked after but I did (...Read full memory)

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