Prep Class of c1965/66 Xaverian College, in Queens Park, 

This picture shows the Prep class in what was the last year in which Xaverian College was in being and at Queens Park. The following year in September 1966 it moved to the Upper Drive in Hove and became De La Salle College.
From the private collection of Michael Hearn

I cannot be sure of the month this photograph was taken,  it could have been in September 1965 or the Summer of 1966. But I have a record of the surnames and some first names of all the pupils who are in this picture;

Back Row (Standing): Simon Anderson, John Allegory, Leeson, Cornwall, Slade, Stone, Knowles, Edwards A, Thatcher, Domonic O’Hara, Louis Toureau, Saville, Lee Jones, Angus Nunnery, Hobman, Michael Forte.
Middle Row (Kneeling): Michael Cowan, Neville Gee, Edwards S, Mark Hailer, David Kirk, Michael Hearn, Michael Fahy, Guy Hetherington.
Front Row (sitting): Simon Holt, Ridley, Randal, Philip Start, Nicholas Packwood, London, Weedon, Peter Symondson.

Also in the group was Mrs Lewis as the Form Mistress. “But don’t forget to call me Ma’am as in jam, and doff the cap!”

I wonder where everyone is now?

 

 

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  • Lovely ! I was passing the Bowls club along the Preston Road recently when I thought about Mrs. Lewis’s husband who I was told had played for England ! Your class may have been the last at the Queens Park site since I recognise the bank by the new refectory and the old Prep school building! That would date your picture as September 1965! This also places me at the site in the first year in the Quad. The following year we were in the Upper drive ! I think Mark Cornwall and I were in the same 4 A side prep team that got slaughtered by Mcloughlyn’s side on their way to winning the cup the previous year. Quite a few other familiar faces in the picture.

    By Damien wan (02/07/2019)

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