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Pics needed for reunion

Former Sacred Heart Primary School pupils (from left) Bryan Jones, Anne Maughan and Declan Duggan

Former Sacred Heart Primary School pupils (from left) Bryan Jones, Anne Maughan and Declan Duggan

Irish dancing was the order of the day when Luton’s Sacred Heart Primary School put on its first sports day 50 years ago.

Now former pupils organising a special celebration on Saturday, December 1 are hoping someone will come forward with photographs of the historic event to help decorate the venue, Vauxhall Recreation Club’s Riverside Suite.

Luton businessman Declan Duggan, who’s co-ordinating the anniversary reunion, said: “We were all wearing kilts and if anyone has any pictures, we’d love to see them.

“I remember Peter Woods, a Cork man, used to teach us Irish dancing rather than metalwork or woodwork.”
Declan has many happy memories of the school. He and his friend Bryan Jones were the first two through the door when it opened in 1962.

“It was an amazing place, a haven of education,” he recalled.

“There was a rush of immigrants at the time, a whole influx of Irish and Caribbean children. We were the start of Luton’s multicultural society.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting old mates and renewing old friendships.”

Tickets cost £35 and are available from Declan on 07767 615433 or from the school and church on 01582 723099.

 

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