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Aerial View of Grounds
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of aerial view of school and grounds.
1927

Aloysians
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of Sr. Leonard's "Aloysians."
1904

Art Classes 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of art classes.
1890s

Art Classes 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of art classes.
1890s

Chapel 03
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of chapel which was used from 1850 until October 1868 when the Convent Church was complete. "The third chapel at All Souls, used for mass un Rev. Mr. Jones' last weeks 1850. It served the convent and the 'parish' until October 1868 when the church was opened. It became the SHCJ refectory and community room."

Chapel 04
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of chapel.
1868

Cover from Student's Devotional Journal
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Inside cover from a student's (Eileen O'Sullivan) devotional journal.
1904

Dormitory 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of dormitory.

Fr. Bernard Vaughan, SJ
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of Fr. Bernard Vaughan, SJ with the whole school.
c. 1903

Group of Students
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of group of students Cornelia would have known (see SCH-EUR-SOS-40a for details)
1875-76

Group of Students - Details

Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Details for "Group of Students."


Memories of Cornelia's Maternal Love (for students)

Memories of Cornelia's Maternal Love. An excerpt from a small exhibition put together by Sr Helen Forshaw SHCJ from the Documentation for the Cause and photographs in the European Province Archives, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Venerable Cornelia Connelly, 8 January 1809. The exhibition focused on how children experienced Cornelia as Mother. Memories of Cornelia s maternal love experienced by children confided to the care of the SHCJ at St Leonards, both boarding and day school, and at Mark Cross.

2009

Mr. Jones' Trunk 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Trunk belonging to Rev. Mr. Jones who gave St. Leonards-on-Sea property to Cornelia.

Mr. Jones' Trunk 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Trunk belonging to Rev. Mr. Jones who gave St. Leonards-on-Sea property to Cornelia.

Page from Student Sketchbook 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's sketchbook.
1865

Page from Student Sketchbook 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's sketchbook.
1865

Page from Student's Drawing Notebook 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Emma ___ Anderton) drawing notebook.
1879

Page from Student's Drawing Notebook 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Emma ___ Anderton) drawing notebook.
1879

Page from Student's Drawing Notebook 03
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Emma ___ Anderton) drawing notebook.
1879

Page from Student's Drawing Notebook 04
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Emma ___ Anderton) drawing notebook.
1879

Page from Student's Heraldry Notebook 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Catherine Colhurst) heraldry notebook.
1879

Page from Student's Heraldry Notebook 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Catherine Colhurst) heraldry notebook.
1879

Page from Student's Heraldry Notebook 03
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Catherine Colhurst) heraldry notebook.
1879

Page from Student's Heraldry Notebook 04
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Catherine Colhurst) heraldry notebook.
1879

Page from Student's Heraldry Notebook 05
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Catherine Colhurst) heraldry notebook.
1879

Page from Student's History Atlas 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Miss Clara Bellasis) history atlas.
1849

Page from Student's History Atlas 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Miss Clara Bellasis) history atlas.
1849

Page from Student's History Atlas 03
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Miss Clara Bellasis) history atlas.
1849

Page from Student's History Atlas 04
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Miss Clara Bellasis) history atlas.
1849

Page from Student's History Atlas 05
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from a student's (Miss Clara Bellasis) history atlas.
1849

Pages from Student's Devotional Journal
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Pages from a student's (Eileen O'Sullivan) devotional journal.
1904

Program from Distribution of Prizes 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Program from "Distribution of Prizes."
July 26, 1882

Program from Distribution of Prizes 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Program from "Distribution of Prizes."
July 26, 1882

Program from Theatrical Performance
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Program from theatrical performance and distribution of prizes; printed on fabric.
July 26, 1881

School 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of school. "The building on the left was first of all the Teachers Training College, 1856-64. It then became St. Michael's Day school (for the middle classes) with the section nearest the gate at the right end of the building given over to the Poor School. In 1884 it became the Junior School."

School Hockey Team
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of the school hockey team.
1905

Sketch of Picnic 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. "School life at St Leonards was punctuated by fairly regular high days and holidays, among which the students particularly enjoyed the annual picnic for the whole school. In 1863, on 26 May, the Tuesday after Whitsunday, the students, the nuns and the convent chaplain set off by train from St Leonards for a picnic in the romantic ruins of the Archbishop of Canterbury's pre-reformation palace at Mayfield. The train took them to Ticehurst and from there some of them walked and some got a ride in a large open-topped horsedrawn cart. Once they had all arrived, they laid out a large cloth on the grass near the ruins and spread out their picnic lunch: meat pies, boiled eggs, gingerbread, cakes, jam tarts and oranges. And a little fire was lit for the primus stove on which to make the chaplain's tea. We know all this because one of the students, Ceci Bellasis, who later became a Holy Child sister, produced delightful drawings of the journey and of the picnic. And it was that picnic in May 1863 which sparked the hope in Cornelia of purchasing the Mayfield property." (Sr. Judith Lancaster)
1863

St. Michael's Day
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of St. Michael's Day.

Student Essay 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Student essay entitled "The Game we are Playing Here."

Student Essay 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Student essay entitled "The Game we are Playing Here."

Student Essay 03
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Student essay entitled "The Game we are Playing Here."

Student Sketch 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Student work; crayon sketch copied from examples provided by teachers. "M. Teresa Xavier, Dec. 3rd, 1882, Convent, St. Leonards on Sea." (Note on corner of a.)
1882

Student Sketch 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Student work; crayon sketch copied from examples provided by teachers. "M. Teresa Xavier, Dec. 3rd, 1882, Convent, St. Leonards on Sea."
1882

Student Writing 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Cover from "Smuts from Pandemonium," student journal or creative writing notebook.

Student Writing 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from "Smuts from Pandemonium," student journal or creative writing notebook.

Student Writing 03
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from "Smuts from Pandemonium," student journal or creative writing notebook.

Student Writing 04
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from "Smuts from Pandemonium," student journal or creative writing notebook.

Student Writing 05
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from "Smuts from Pandemonium," student journal or creative writing notebook.

Student Writing 06
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from "Smuts from Pandemonium," student journal or creative writing notebook.

Student Writing 07
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from "Smuts from Pandemonium," student journal or creative writing notebook.

Student Writing 08
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Page from "Smuts from Pandemonium," student journal or creative writing notebook.

Students 01
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of students; "These are some of the girls who were the recipients of Mother Connelly's full educational ideas in which she tried to carry out her mandate from Rome." (Positio)

Students 02
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of students; "These are some of the girls who were the recipients of Mother Connelly's full educational ideas in which she tried to carry out her mandate from Rome." (Positio)

Students in Courtyard
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Students in courtyard.
1887-88

The young ladies' school at St. Leonard's, Part I

Other girls' schools of the day by Sr. Radegunde Flaxman. From Source, No. 2, Winter 1971, pages 31-44. Click here for Part II.

Winter 1971

The young ladies' school at St. Leonard's, Part II

Non-academic aspects by Radegunde Flaxman. From Source, No. 6, Spring 1977, pages 44-59. Click here for Part I.

Spring 1977

Tunic for bambino
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Tunic made by Cornelia for the "bambino."

Wax "Bambino"
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Wax "bambino" created by Madame Tussaud's wax works for the Christmas Crib at St. Leonard's-on-Sea. See 13a for further details.

Wax "Bambino" - Details

Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Details for wax "bambino."


Winter Games
Convent of the Holy Child (school) St. Leonards-on-Sea. Photo of winter games in the sun at St. Leonards; SHCJ supervising on right.
19th Century


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