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Afternoon Walk
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of afernoon walk in "Five Ashes" woods.
1919-20

Blessing the Gardens
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of Fr. Boniface blessing the gardens.
1919

Clothing Day
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of Winnie Rochford and her train bearers on her "clothing day."
1920

Dining Hall.
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Dining Hall.
2011

Entry Hall
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Entry Hall.
2011

Field Hockey 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photos field hockey.
1919

Field Hockey 02
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photos field hockey.
1919

Fireplace in "Courtyard."
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Fireplace in "Courtyard."
2011

First Communion
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of Cynthia Hope on her First Communion Day.
1920

Front of School 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo front of school.
1919

Front of School 02
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of front of school with arched entry to chapel in foreground on left.
2011

Front Porch
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo front porch.
1919

Gardening 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of juniors gardening.
1919

Gardening 02
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of fifth form gardening.
1919

Gate to Viilage
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of gate to school from village.
2011

High Street, Mayfield
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo High Street, Mayfield Village.
1919

History of the "Olde Palace" 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Cover of book created by students and teachers; book covers history of the "olde Palace" from the 10th to 19th centuries; wooden cover carved by students; signature of Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit to Mayfield.
1896

History of the "Olde Palace" 02
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Page of book created by students and teachers; book covers history of the "olde Palace" from the 10th to 19th centuries; wooden cover carved by students; signature of Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit to Mayfield.
1896

History of the "Olde Palace" 03
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Page of book created by students and teachers; book covers history of the "olde Palace" from the 10th to 19th centuries; wooden cover carved by students; signature of Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit to Mayfield.
1896

History of the "Olde Palace" 04
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Page of book created by students and teachers; book covers history of the "olde Palace" from the 10th to 19th centuries; wooden cover carved by students; signature of Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit to Mayfield.
1896

History of the "Olde Palace" 05
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Page of book created by students and teachers; book covers history of the "olde Palace" from the 10th to 19th centuries; wooden cover carved by students; signature of Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit to Mayfield.
1896

History of the "Olde Palace" 06
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Page of book created by students and teachers; book covers history of the "olde Palace" from the 10th to 19th centuries; wooden cover carved by students; signature of Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit to Mayfield.
1896

History of the "Olde Palace" 07
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Page of book created by students and teachers; book covers history of the "olde Palace" from the 10th to 19th centuries; wooden cover carved by students; signature of Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit to Mayfield.
1896

History of the "Olde Palace" 08
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Page of book created by students and teachers; book covers history of the "olde Palace" from the 10th to 19th centuries; wooden cover carved by students; signature of Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit to Mayfield.
1896

History of the "Olde Palace" 09
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Page of book created by students and teachers; book covers history of the "olde Palace" from the 10th to 19th centuries; wooden cover carved by students; signature of Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit to Mayfield.
1896

History of the "Olde Palace" 10
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Page of book created by students and teachers; book covers history of the "olde Palace" from the 10th to 19th centuries; wooden cover carved by students; signature of Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit to Mayfield.
1896

John Binns
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of "John Binns" as Holy Child.
1922

Mayfield Community 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of Mayfield community taken by Fr. Richard Bellasis
c. 1890

Mayfield Community 02
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Details for SCH-EUR-MAY-13a
c. 1890

Needleworking in Lounge 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of 6th form students studying and doing needlework in lounge.
1920

Needleworking in Lounge 02
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of 6th form students studying and doing needlework in lounge.
1920

Picture Attributed to Cornelia Connelly 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. "August 15 1980 This picture used to be in Mayfield until the nuns returned to Neuilly after the first World War when rue Perronet was opened in 1921 by Rev. Mother Mary Theresa Walton, Rev. Mother Mary Frances Tholhieust (sp?), being Rev. Mother General; this picture was given to that Neuilly foundation by R. Mary Frances that this house may possess a momento of Rev. Mother Foundress, the picture being  attributed to her. This was told to me and to the first and successive communities of the Holy Child Convent in Neuilly by Mother Mary S. Maurice Reconig (sp?) who was the companion of Rev. Mother Mary Theresa when the house was opened: (M. M. Maurice S was  in charge of rue Perronet after Rev. Mother Theresa returned to England) - Later on, M.M. S. Maurice became the superior of Neuilly. During the second World War this picture was rescued and carefully preserved by a friend...returned to us and until the closing of Neuilly in 1975 was always hanging in the front hall of the house as it had been from 1921 to 1940. - Sr. Marie Pierre Rubeaux, SHCJ." (Note on back of picture.)

Picture Attributed to Cornelia Connelly 02

"St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. ""August 15 1980
This picture used to be in Mayfield until the nuns returned to Neuilly after the first World War when rue Perronet was opened in 1921 by Rev. Mother Mary Theresa Walton, Rev. Mother Mary Frances Tholhieust (sp?), being Rev. Mother General; this picture was given to that Neuilly foundation by R. Mary Frances that this house may possess a momento of Rev. Mother Foundress, the picture being “attributed” to her.

This was told to me and to the first and successive communities of the Holy Child Convent in Neuilly by Mother Mary S. Maurice Reconig (sp?) who was the companion of Rev. Mother Mary Theresa when the house was opened: (M. M. Maurice S was “in charge” of rue Perronet after Rev. Mother Theresa returned to England) - Later on, M.M. S. Maurice became the superior of Neuilly.

During the second World War this picture was rescued and carefully preserved by a friend...returned to us and until the closing of Neuilly in 1975 was always hanging in the front hall of the house as it had been from 1921 to 1940. - Sr. Marie Pierre Rubeaux, SHCJ."" (Note on back of picture.)"


Refectory 02
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of refectory.
1919-20

Sketch of Picnic 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. "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. Dunstan's artifacts.
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. St. Dunstan's artifacts.
2011

St. George's Day 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child.Photo of students dressed as peasants on St. George's Day.
1919

St. George's Day 02
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of students dressed up on St. George's Day.
1921

St. George's Day 03
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of students dressed for "The Gondoliers" on St. George's Day.
1920

Stained Glass Window
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Stained glass window in lobby.
2011

Student Artwork
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Example of student artwork.

Student Journal 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child.Page from student (Hilda Nicolls) journal/notebook
1898-99

Student Journal 02
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child.Page from student journal/notebook
1898-99

Student Journal 03
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child.Page from student journal/notebook
1898-99

Students at Work 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of sixth form students at work.
1919

Students Hiding in Ferns
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of students hiding in ferns.
1920

Students on Picnic
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo of Mayfield students at picnic at St. Leonards-on-Sea.
1920

Tapestry Rug 01a
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Tapestry rug designed by Pugin and stitched for Cornelia by SHCJ sisters for aisle of Mayfield Chapel. Stitched in panels then joined; originally ran entire length of chapel. Writing on border speaks of hidden God and delighting in him day and night.
Completed 1887

Tapestry Rug 02a
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Tapestry rug designed by Pugin and stitched for Cornelia by SHCJ sisters for aisle of Mayfield Chapel. Stitched in panels then joined; originally ran entire length of chapel. Writing on border speaks of hidden God and delighting in him day and night.
Completed 1888

Tapestry Rug 03a
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Tapestry rug designed by Pugin and stitched for Cornelia by SHCJ sisters for aisle of Mayfield Chapel. Stitched in panels then joined; originally ran entire length of chapel. Writing on border speaks of hidden God and delighting in him day and night.
Completed 1889

Tapestry Rug 04a
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Tapestry rug designed by Pugin and stitched for Cornelia by SHCJ sisters for aisle of Mayfield Chapel. Stitched in panels then joined; originally ran entire length of chapel. Writing on border speaks of hidden God and delighting in him day and night.
Completed 1890

Tennis Team
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Photo tennis "six."
1919

Wall Mural 01
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Wall mural. "Some of the early Holy Child sisters and students of Mayfield painted this scene during the last years of Cornelia Connelly's life as a back drop for school plays."
2011

Wall Mural 02
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Wall mural. "Some of the early Holy Child sisters and students of Mayfield painted this scene during the last years of Cornelia Connelly's life as a back drop for school plays."
2011

Wall Mural 03
St. Leonards - Mayfield, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Originally Mayfield School of the Holy Child. Wall mural. "Some of the early Holy Child sisters and students of Mayfield painted this scene during the last years of Cornelia Connelly's life as a back drop for school plays."
2011


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