Eastern Road

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Reproduced with permission from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, 1990

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Photo:Convent of the Blessed Sacrament, c. 1905: The Convent of the Blessed Sacrament resided at the corner of Eastern Road and Walpole Road in Walpole Lodge, a mid-nineteenth century villa. Since 1971 the building has been Brighton College Junior School.

Convent of the Blessed Sacrament, c. 1905: The Convent of the Blessed Sacrament resided at the corner of Eastern Road and Walpole Road in Walpole Lodge, a mid-nineteenth century villa. Since 1971 the building has been Brighton College Junior School.

Image reproduced with kind permission from Brighton and Hove in Pictures by Brighton and Hove City Council

This page was added on 19/03/2007.
Comments about this page

I went to The Blessed Sacrament in the 60s. The primary school was across the road to the south of the main building. I was a day student but there were boarders too. It was co-ed in the primary grades.

By Lisa Waltman (30/12/2011)

I went to the Blessed Sacrament Convent in the years 1966 to 1970. My teacher was Mrs Dann - very strict! I remember Miss Metcalfe the sports teacher for tennis and netball also as a day girl I envied the boarders having their pet rabbits and guinea pigs in cages around the playground. Happy days indeed!

By Beverley Munton (07/08/2013)

I was at the Infant School across the road for three happy years from 1948-1950.

By Deirdre Leggett (nee Batchelor) (13/08/2014)

I attended the Convent from 1959 and through the 60s. I was head girl of the Primary School. I remember Mrs Dan, Mrs Medcalfe and was one of those boarders who had a guinea pig in a cage on the upper netball/tennis court. Happy memories.

By Jenny Alexander-Walters (17/04/2015)

I was a boarder at the school in the 60s. I am Spanish and I used to attend school for a term every year. I remember Jeniffer Alexander and Henrietta Tetevie.

By Clara Cornide (13/02/2017)

Hi Clara Cornide, I sat next to you during Latin and you helped me with  translation as I was a bit slow. You said you found Latin easy because Spanish is a Roman Language. I hope you have nice memories of your terms spent in Brighton.   

By Sharon M. (03/08/2018)

This was my school from 1956/57 until I was expelled because I spoke to a workman working there in the holiday in 1965. I had Mr Metcalf for sports. Mrs Dan for music, Sister Xavier was deputy, very strict,  Reverend Mother was lovely - I think she was Sister Bernadette. My friends were Lauren Atallah, Denise Marcantonio, Valerie Underhill, Helga Schwarz, others too whose names escape me at the moment. 

By Jax Atkins (29/10/2018)

Hi Clara Comide. I never remembered your surname but I remember you very well. You came to the school one month every year. I first met you in the early sixties and we shared a love of maths. Once I made you run around the perimeter of Brighton Boy's College with me, you begged me to stop because you couldn't breathe anymore. The last term that you stayed at the school you introduced me to smoking. We were caught in a study classroom one Saturday evening having skipped rosary to share a cigarette. Actually, I was caught and you stayed hidden under a desk. You were the baddest girl and a lot of fun. Fond memories. 

By Lorraine Du Boisson (Luff) (07/11/2018)