The Historical Blog celebrating Lancaster Cathedral's 150th anniversary
Tuesday, February 3
Mother Mary Agatha
Today we feature the first of our pictures of school life in years gone by. Mother Mary Agatha, a sister of the Holy Child Jesus and headteacher of the school, is seen pointing something out to the children. The photograph probably dates from some time in the 1950s.
Canon Billington's original history of the parish was published in 1910, and we plan to reprint this fine work next year. A second volume, tracing the parish's history from 1909 until the present day, will also be published. It's too early to give any further details, but if you're interested let us know, and we will contact you when the book is ready to go to print. Email us to register your interest.
Canon Billington wrote the original history of St Peter's parish, which was published in 1910 and is due to be republished, with a second volume covering the last 100 years, in 2010. He is our guide as we look back on 150 years of the church which became Lancaster Cathedral in 1924.