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Tracing the History of Our School

First Catholic School Dawbers Lane 

First Catholic School Dawbers Lane, Euxton

 

 

"Tracing the History of Our School"

Our current school building was opened in 1965, although we know that there has been a Catholic school in the village for over 175 years. In preparation for the school’s Golden Jubilee in 2015, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Langford prepared a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to support research into our school's history. This will enable our children over the next 12 months, to delve into our school’s heritage through tailored learning, historical research and a range of planned activities. A commemorative booklet will then be published, documenting how and where our ancestors and fellow Euxtonians were educated, as a lasting memory for generations to come.

Our plea to you

Many thousands of children have been educated here over the years and there must be a myriad of memories, photographs and tales to tell. We would dearly love to hear from you to share your memories, be they as teachers, pupils, their families, or members of the community with links to the village or our school, to help make this project a real success.

Anyone wishing to contribute is asked to contact school on 01257 262049 or e-mail using the link below.

 

 

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Visit to Astley Hall

Year 6 had a wonderful afternoon at Astley Hall learning about one of our school's first teachers, Miss Susannah Knight and the Chorley Memorial books she compiled to recognise the contribution of Chorley Soldiers in the First World War.

Adam Cree, a local historian, told the children about her life and achievements and they were able to look at the 'Golden Book'. He then presented the children with a copy of the book he has written about Susannah's life and the children were excited to hear that the book is going to be published!

One of the children found that one of her ancestors was in the 'Golden Book' and another found a photograph of a commonwealth grave of his great uncle in the Chorley Remembers Experience.

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