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'Pine Apple' pub, closed in 1920, discovered in local archives

Thanks to our recent discovery, we can now say that part of our school is in a pub!

Imagine looking out of the windows on Graham Terrace and being able to see a pub on the corner of the road! This would be situated  where our Year 10 pupils are currently bubbling. 

Well, back when the school started, up until 1920, this is what you would have seen: The Pine Apple pub. 

The landlord at the time of the photo was a William Isaac Cope, and when he left a formidable landlady named Susan Rhodes took over.  

However, the lease was soon up and after the war St Mary's bought it and converted it into the presbytery, along with Carmel Hall, which it used as church meeting room.  

If you look carefully you can just see the cross on top of St Mary's roof.  


 

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