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Now for a walk down memory lane. Here you will find photographs relating to the convent and St. Mary's RC church. Larger versions of the photos are available by clicking on them. Some photographs are large, please be patient while they load. Your contributions are very welcome. Do you recognise anyone, or have any photos you would like to share? If so please contact us.

Pilgrimage 1965

Pilgrimage, 1965.

Glastonbury Pilgrimage 1979

Pilgrimage 1979, leading into the Convent field. Cardinal Basil Hume attending.

Glastonbury Pilgrimage 1979 with Cardinal Hume

Pilgrimage 1979, Convent field. Cardinal Basil Hume attending.

Glastonbury Pilgrimage 1979 with Cardinal Hume

Pilgrimage 1979, Convent field. Cardinal Basil Hume attending.

Glastonbury Pilgrimage 2013

Pilgrimage 2013. Fr Kevin Knox-Lecky, Bishop Declan and Fr James Finan concelebrating Holy Communion. As it was a hot, sunny day most of the congregation sat in the shade under the trees.

Glastonbury Pilgrimage 2013

Pilgrimage 2013. The Statue of Our Lady of Glastonbury is carried in procession during the Pilgrimage.

Glastonbury Pilgrimage 2013

Pilgrimage 2013. The procession including Bishop Declan leaving the Abbey Ruins where the annual Pilgrimage is held nowadays.

Glastonbury Pilgrimage

1960s procession coming down Bere Lane. St Mary's parishoners include: 2nd row, 1st on left, Maurice Coffey; 4th row, 1st on left, Bill English; Left of statue, George Hann; 2nd row, on right, Greg Hicks.

Crosses

1959. Taken in the field below Tor Hill showing the fourteen wooden crosses, carried in procession to the field behind the convent.

Sisters at Procession

1959. Procession at bottom of Bove Town.

Pilgrimage at base of Tor

1979 pilgrimage. Includes Cardinal Basil Hume and Fr John O'Connor (far right).

Convent pupils in pilgrimage

Early 1960's? St Louis pupils take part in the pilgrimage.

Pilgrimage 1895

1895. The first pilgrimage procession since the Dissolution, leaving the railway station. Around 1500 people processed to the top of the Tor and then down to the Tor House for tea.

Aerial view of Tor House

Aerial view of Tor House, Chilkwell street. From 1886 this contained a Roman Catholic chapel and housed around 50 boys training to be priests.

Pilgrimage 1960s

Early 1960s. Pilgrimage procession reaches the convent field. St Louis pupils can be seen in the foreground. Morrisons supermarket now stands here. The convent is behind the tree, far left, and Street road is in the background.

Pilgrimage 1969

1969? Pilgrimage procession in the convent field. The building under the trees in the centre is the laundry room.