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School Sports Day 1931

School Sports Day 1931: click on the photograph to open a large version in a new window.
From the private collection of Julian Saul

My father William E Saul went to the Xaverian College; I attended the school for a short time in the 1960s. The photograph here was taken on Sports Day 1931; my father was ten years old at the time.

In the photograph my father is left of the shot, on the front row, right of the schoolboy in white. Our nanny Mrs Donovan, and our cook Auntie King, are seated on the middle row with my father’s six year old sister Betty, who is dressed in white and has curly hair. My grandparents would not have been able to attend as they had a busy hairdressing business in Preston Street called ‘Saul’s’.

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  • My father and his brother were also at the school around this time. He was born in 1921. Do you have any more photos at all?

    By Lucy Gomes (19/02/2018)
  • My name is Donald Williams, my age is just 88 years. I was a pupil at Xaverian from 1943 to 1947. I started in class 3, aged 11. The Master was Brother Christopher and the Headmaster Brother Aloysius, we also had Brother Campion as Geography Master. I now live in Hailsham, North of Eastbourne.

    By Donald Williams (21/01/2020)

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