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The first picture, Grove Lodge/St Bernadette's School, used to be the junior school of Lourdes Convent, the main convent & senior school was opposite. I remember it well, the upstairs bay window room was my classroom when I started at  the school in 1966 having just moved to Brighton. I think our teacher was Mother Elizabeth, a lovely nun. Then the following year we moved into the upstairs extention part that you can see clearer if you click on the picture, and our teacher was Miss Tobin. On Friends Reunited, someone has put on the year photo of the junior school, I think it is 1968. Hope they find this site and put it on here.

Editor's note: Thank you for telling us about the Lourdes convent junior school. Maybe you would like to share some of your memories of your time there with us? Please contact me at .

By Josie Campbell (07/07/2007)

Hi, I was a border at Lourdes Convent from April 1961 to December 1962. I have some pictures I took of the Chapel etc. and a postcard from the Assembly Hall. Interested? Regards Hannelore

By Hannelore Namowitz (Williamson) (15/09/2010)

My father and his two brothers went to school at Withdean Hall at the beginning of WW2. At the time it was a small private school for boys. The brothers were sent from London to live with their aunt and uncle at Effingham Lodge.

By C. Clarke (27/09/2010)

I would love to see Hannalore's photos of Lourdes Convent.  How would I do that?  I was there from 1960 - 1964 then from 1967 - 1970.  My sister was there from 1959 - 1969.

By Sue Baker (29/10/2015)

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