Former pupil pens book about his school’s history

Former pupil pens book about his school’s history

by Tom Martin (August 2020)

AN historic primary school in Blundellsands which dates back to 1855 is the focus of a new history book penned by one of its past pupils.

It was in the 1850s that a school was started in a cottage in the hamlet of Little Brighton, Crosby, that was to become St Nicholas CE Primary School, in Blundellsands, in 1959.

Former pupil John Hennessy, who attended the school between 1952 to 1958, has published a book after much research and reminiscences from fellow pupils.

John, who grew up in Heathfield Road, in Waterloo, felt that the school had gone through so many transitions that its history was worth writing.

He said: “The school, which was built to supply a Christian education to children of the local labouring classes, grew to educate generations of young people.

“I felt that the story of the school’s fascinating journey from its early beginnings through two world wars, to the late 1960s, was worth researching and putting into a book.

“Many of the old memories and photos came from fellow members of The Old St Nickians.”

If anyone who attended the school in Warrenhouse Road wishes to join the Old St Nickians, which meets twice a year for lunch, they should contact Jeanette Smith at

If anyone wishes to buy the book they can order direct from the author by sending a cheque for £11.80 (inc p&p) to John Hennessy, 3 North Road, West Kirby, Merseyside, CH48 4DE.

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