Woolwich & Districts
St Patrick's School
School, situated near the corner of Griffin and Conway Roads,
where the older boys played in the playground up on the roof,
where the railings can be seen. (Photo: Bert Hooper c1998)
(Click on photo for a larger view)
Montigue who attended St Patrick's recalls:
approx. 7 years at St Pat's (it closed during early WW2) probably
due to the evacuations, which I had intermittent short stays.
The discipline was sometimes harsh, but effective.
I remember having to walk to Conway Road School for dinners-Ancona
Road for carpentry-Winn's Common for football, played on the
shingle by the lake,and walking to our swimming lessons at Plumstead
I recall playing football against all the other schools, especially
St Peter's, which was a local derby.
At playtime, we practiced on the playground situated on the
top (roof) of the school, which was surrounded by a metal fence.(seen,
in part, in the photo)
Our goalkeeper had to be good, otherwise we'd lose our ball
(tennis ball) into the gardens below, and be very unpopular!