I’m wondering if my email can please be posted on the blog/website?
My name is Aidan, I was at Mirfield for a year in 1966. My problem is that I have so few memories of that experience and anything before it. There is a blackness when I try to think about it but I feel that it’s an emotion rather than a thought. I recall few people and cannot put faces to anyone really. Reading through the various posts I recognise names. I was in the same dormitory as Eamon Crowe and a boy called Ian. I remember travelling by train with a boy called Michael. he got off a tDurham and I continued to Newcastle. I recall Fr Hicks. I certainly recall Fr Valmaggio as I was often in the infirmary with asthma. I recall Stenico and Latin, I think.
I am hoping i can be provided with some facts. I believe that the infirmary and Valmaggio’s clinic were in the old building. Were they on the top floor? I ask because of the few memories I have, I recall a frightening attic. I can see African things in there but it’s not a happy memory that I have. I went back to Mirfield a few years ago to see if I could try to gain some memories. It didn’t work. I did see a new slanting roof.
I wonder if anyone recalls me?
What was the name of the rector please? What did Father Wade look like?
Many thanks and best wishes