Catholic Herald Reporter
TWO HUNDRED Clapham College boys, who have to walk Iwo miles a day for their mid-day meal, heard good news this week, The LCC, education committee has promised to do everything possible to build them a new canteen in the school-grounds.
For the past twelve years, the boys have trudged p mile each way for lunch from their school Nightingale Lane to another school in Cavendish Road. Since there is no public transport, they have to walk.
Bro, Ambrose, C.F.X., the headmaster, told me: "When the weather is good. the boys enjoy the walk. But when it is had, it is miserable for them".
A new canteen was included in the 1059-60 Ministry building programme. Kitchen equipment was ordered and delivered. Then the grants were slashed and the canteen project was dropped.
The LCC new move followed the receipt of a letter by every member of the education committee from Bro. David, C.F.X., chairman of the school governing board. The letter also pointed out that as long ago as 1949, the school's sanitary facilities had been described as unsatisfactory.
Mrs. Marjorie McIntosh, chairman of the LCC committee, said she agreed that the points made by the school were "urgent",