Submitted by Name: Christopher Mitchell From: Switzerland E-mail: Contact
Comments: My time at Cowley (1946-1948 ) were interesting .I remember Canon Byrne , Fr.Bleach, Killer Jennings ,Br. "Bogey" Hogan , Br John Collins,Jakey Boylan, and was pleased to see an old classmate, Wolfe (Lupi) on your site. I now live in Switzerland,and I still visit London 4 to 5 times a year. Two yearsago , I looked up the old School, on arriving ,it looked much smaller than I remembered (as always , with such visits to the past), The Chapel was a private residence, and what was left of the buildings ,a hostel.
Added: September 26, 2014
Submitted by Name: Mike (Michael) Ellwood From: Abingdon, Oxfordshire E-mail: Contact
I was at the Salesian College Cowley,Oxford from September 1961 to July 1968.
I was alerted to this website by Chris Rogers (via Friends Reunited). We were both contemporaries of Paul Humphreys, who posted here in Jan. 2013 (I think). I would be very happy to hear from Paul, and anyone else from that era.
I can be contacted at: mwe [at] fastmail.co.uk
(remove blanks and replace [at] with the usual).
Best wishes, Mike Ellwood
Added: September 19, 2014
Submitted by Name: Robert Nee From: Utah, USA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Wanted to correct a mistake in my last post. I am living in the States but was formally from Hamilton Scotland. Would love to hear from some of you guys, (Shrigley 67-72)
Added: September 9, 2014
Submitted by Name: Robert Nee From: Shrigley E-mail: Contact
Comments: Have just found this site and have seen a few posts from former class mates. (Shrigley 67-72). I do remember some knuckles to the head. Would love to hear from you guys.
Added: September 1, 2014
Submitted by Name: Clive Midgley From: Skipton North Yorks E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was a boarder at Thornleigh from 1950 to 1954.After the initial shock of leaving home I settled down fairly well.Didn't do very well in education, but was given an enduring faith. Left after 4 Gamma to do my GCEs at a local technical college. Worked in machine tool engineering.
I loved Fr McGovern and played the flute in the orchestra. Happy days!
Added: August 14, 2014
Submitted by Name: Jeremy Taylor From: Oxford (Currently Abu Dhabi) E-mail: Contact
Comments: Dear Fellow Guests,
I was at Cowley up until 1958 and my last form was 4B (i think). I would love to hear from anyone who was at the school around that time.
It's so good that people are able to get in touch through initiatives like this, although many of us maybe a bit too old to bother?
Although it was so many years ago, some things i remember as if yesterday. Fr Crummey (English), Fr (Killer) Jennings (Boxing), Bro Broder(Science), Fr McTague (Latin), Fr Power (French), Fr (Dizzey) Doyle (Head Master), Fr Dr Archer (Head of 6th form) Fr Maguire (?) (Music). (Excuse spellings).
Added: July 31, 2014
Submitted by Name: Stephen Dearlove From: Peterborough E-mail: Contact
Comments: At Cowley 1951 - 1960 with Richard Blake and David Purdham mentioned here among others, would be pleased to hear from anyone at the school during that time. Known as Dil.
Admin reply: Dear Stephen, Many thanks for your message in our National Guestbok. Trust some of you former friends will make contatct. Best wishes, John