This Jersey school has come up recently from recollections on this site.
I wonder if there are any Old Boys who went to that school – especially in the 1960s – who would like to share their memories, good or bad, with us?
For example, if they recall BROTHER SOLOMON and BROTHER KEVIN being there, albeit briefly. Maybe for a year or less.
My abiding memory, as an eleven year old boy at DLS St Joseph’s Ipswich, was that Brother Solomon was sent there briefly before he went on to DLS St Joseph’s Beulah Hill.
We school boys firmly believed the Jersey DLS college was a ‘reformatory’ for abuser brothers. How we knew that, heaven knows, but that was our widespread opinion and the subject of many playground conversations and jokes.
It left a strong impression on me. I somehow knew it was important to hold onto that memory for the future and it’s stayed with me all my life.
A few days ago, an Old Boy of DLS St Peter’s Bournemouth related how in the early to mid 60s he had overheard a conversation between two Brothers describing how abusers would be sent from Bournemouth to Jersey and then to France in order to escape the police.
So Jersey was the hub of an organised DLS operation.
In the 60s the ferry system between the three locations would be important.
I’m sure it was an excellent school. Nevertheless it appears it was also a jumping off point for Brothers to go to France until things calmed down.
That seems to be what happened in the case of Brother Kevin.
Any recollections anyone has of the school back then would be useful to gain a full understanding of what was going on in those days.
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