Send us your memories of the old St Patrick’s School

I would like to invite ex pupils of St Patrick’s School, Heckmondwike, to submit an essay on their memories of school and church, teachers and priest, the best of which will be included in our centenary book.

Also pupils of the Holy Spirit School who were there from 1968 to 1980 – especially those who can remember Father Paddy Roche and his golfing and astronaut connections. Do any readers have any recollections of the astronauts visiting the school?

This is a once in a century opportunity!

Please submit any information to me by the end of February, by email at, or sent it to the Holy Spirit Church or school in Bath Road.


Harewood Avenue