Canvey Island's school full on opening day

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Catholic Herald 30th September 1955

By Janet Penn

With its classrooms already full, and with recognition by the Ministry of Education, the new £30,000 primary school for Canvey Island. Essex, was blessed, and opened on Thursday last week by Bishop Beck.

The school replaces a convent run for the past five years by the Sisters of Mercy, to whom the Bishop paid a warm tribute.

Bishop Beck celebrated Mass in the new assembly hall. Among the congregation were the architect, Mr. Thomas Newton, of Leigh-on-Sea, priests from surrounding parishes, and the head master and head mistress of the local non Catholic schools.

The architect has presented the school with a statue of St. Joseph,

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i can't see written anywhere on here the date when the convent school first opened. I think it was around 1949. Can anyone confirm the date?3UP3W

By Maureen Buckmaster
On 30/04/2015