St Mary's Catholic
First Catholic School Dawbers Lane, Euxton
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, we prepared a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to support research into our school's history. This enabled our children, to delve into our school’s heritage through tailored learning, historical research and a range of planned activities. A commemorative booklet was 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. Even though our project was completed for our Golden Jubilee we would still like to hear from anyone who has memories to share. If you would like a copy of our commemorative booklet, please let us know.
All our work and future research is dedicated to Mrs Anne Lee (RIP), who was a much loved teacher at our school for many, many years and was passionate about this project.
Anyone wishing to contribute is asked to contact school on 01257 262049 or e-mail using the link below.
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.