St Norbert's Roman Catholic School
Crowle, Lincolnshire, England

class photos from long ago
(and a story)

please help with names and corrections - new photos are  welcome

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The Convent, Vicars Walk, Crowle
The Convent, Vicars Walk

Thythe House, Crowle
Tythe House
     The Convent, Vicars Walk, Crowle
The Convent Gardens

Tithe House, Crowle, 1950 (aerial view)
Tythe House (1950)

1946-50 (?) - the full school
1948-50 (?) - Sister Cecila's class
1947-49 (?) - ?'s class
1952/3 - Sister Bernard's class
1953 - Mr Joy's class + Convent class (boys)
1953/4 (?) - ?'s class
1954 (i) - Sister Bernard's class + classroom
1954 (ii) - Mrs Ruane's class
1954 (iii) - Sister Monica's class
1955 (i) - head prefects
1955 (ii) - Sister Bernard's class
1956 (i) (?) - Sister Monica's class
1956 (ii) - Sister Bernard's class
1956 (iii) - Miss P Curran's class + classroom
1957 - Mr Hall's class
1979 (?) - Sister Monica's class
1980 - Mrs Ruane's class

The Doll's Cradle by Maureen (Doyle) Sanders
(A Memory of My First Day at St Norbert's School)
          site of The Convent, Vicars Walk, Crowle, Lincolnshire, 2004
Vicars Walk, 2004

site of The Convent, Vicars Walk, Crowle, Lincolnshire, 2010
Vicars Walk, 2010

(for aerial views of Crowle see

The Presentation Sisters (England) Heritage centre

"We have an old building that has been refurbished as a small archive and Heritage Centre. It is a tribute to the life and ministry of the Presentation Sisters in England, and a place where we hope people will be able to come and gather, meet the Sisters and each other, and remember stories. We also keep our archives there so that people can come and do research and read up on things."

Presentation Convent
Chesterfield Road
Derbyshire DE4 3FT

from Sr.Susan, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, April 2008

"Sister Teresa has gone to her reward and so has Sister Monica.
Sister Cecilia was killed in Nigeria during the war."
- from Sister Susan, 1st April 2008

"I write to let you know that Sister Louis died earlier this year
and Sister Bernard died and was buried last week."
(Both had been living in Presentation Convent, Matlock.)
- from Sister Susan, 29th March 2011

for more infomation on the Presentation Sisters please visit

St Norberts School, Crowle - 2004
St Norbert's School, 2004

   closeup - St Norberts School, Crowle - 2004
St Norbert's School, 2004

St Norbert's RC Church, Fieldside, Crowle - 2004    St Norbert's RC Church, Crowle - high altar, postcard, 1949    St Norbert's RC Church, Crowle - interior, postcard, 1949?
St Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Fieldside, Crowle, Lincolnshire

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these pages are looked after by Weed
I was at St Norbert's, Crowle, Lincolnshire, England 1950-1957 and was then known as Chris Whitehouse

many thanks to everyone who's helped - I think you're all credited on the appropriate pages
thanks to John Featherstone for the initial inspiration for these pages
and especial thanks to Shaun Campion for continued help and encouragement

thanks to Maureen (Doyle) Sanders for permission to publish her "The Doll's Cradle"
thanks to Sister Susan for information on Sisters who taught at the school
thanks to Helene McHale for the pics of the interior of St Norbert's Church (1940s?)
thanks to Pete Howden for the photos of the Convent
photos of Tythe House from (courtesy of Bill Goldthorp)
thanks to Shaun Campion for the other photos (taken in 2004 and 2010)

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revised 13 October 2020