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Tiene Family Visit Their Mother's Old School

In the Easter holiday's we welcomed the Tiene family for a tour of the school.

In February, we received a letter from Mary Tiene a former St Mary’s Old Girl who now lives in the United States. Mary attended St Mary’s Priory School from 1945 to 1952/53, when she was at the school she was known as Mary Sheldon, but her full name was Mary Simone Woodman-Sheldon. Mary’s son and his family were travelling to the UK and wanted to visit the place where their mother/grandmother had attended school. Mary had a particularly close connection to St Mary’s, and to Princethorpe, as her aunt, Sister Mary Magdalen had been a nun at the Priory and is buried in the cemetery here.

We were delighted to hear from Mary and to put her in touch with our community of St Mary’s Old Girls.

During the Easter holidays we welcomed Mary’s son and his family into school and gave them a tour of the College, showing them all the old haunts of their mother/grandmother’s school days and also the cemetery where their Great Aunt is buried. It was wonderful to welcome them to Princethorpe College.

If you are interested in visiting the College, please contact Melanie Butler, OPs Secretary at oldprincethorpians@princethorpe.co.uk.

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