Q1R. I am amazed that an "old s.7 Simmarian" should express such views on Catholic Teachers and Catholic Managers.
In the experience of all my colleagues in this North-East corner of England, our Catholic managers. with the very extreme exception, are not only priests and managers but gentlemen, sir.
Speaking as head of a large Sec. Modern School for the past 11 years and backed by a really Catholic staff of lay teachers who have a vested interest in their vocation as well as the basic scale or superstructure. I can truthfully say without any ulterior motives, either, that we have never once been treated by our managers, as Old Simmarian states. On the contrary, courtesy, encouragement and even "affection" have marked our relationships with our managers.
William J. Conlon,
B.A. (Hoes.) Lond. Headmaster
St. Mary's RC. Secondary Modern School,
Hind Street. Sunderland.
A Lourdes Rosary
About five weeks ago I found a Lourdes Rosary in a brown leather case outside Southwark Cathedral, near the 35 'bus stop. I took it to the nearest Police Station but as no-one has claimed it, it has become "my property".
Knowing how dreadfully sad someone must feel through losing this treasured possession. I wondered if you would be kind enough to publish this letter, in the hope the owner of the rosary may see it and contact me.