Clerics on ice in 1950s Cheshire
As many of us shiver in the snow, watch the video below to take a nostalgic trip back to the Salesian Missionary College, Shrigley, in the 1950s and 60s - when it may have been cold, but by golly, it was fun! And if you're a Shrigley Old Boy, what better to get you geared up for the reunion in September? Read all about that here.
These photos of good times in the snow were collected by Mike Kilduff, and featured in “Shrigley, 1929-2004”, a book he wrote with Peter Roebuck. The video was created by another Shrigley Old Boy, Keith Dransfield.
From 1929 to 1982, the Salesian Missionary College at Pott Shrigley, near Macclesfield, was the junior seminary of the Anglo-Irish Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, educating boys from 11-18, and older Salesian students of Philosophy and Theology. The college is now Shrigley Hall Hotel.
The Shrigley Association has more information on the history of the college, and the continuing adventures of the Shrigley Old Boys.
Book now for the 2018 Shrigley Old Boys' Reunion