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Tony Flynn
On Friday the 17th of December, All Souls RC primary school in Weaste finally closed its doors after serving the local community since 1953.


All Souls was due to close in summer this year but building work at the proposed new school, Holy Family, was not yet finished. 

The school was built on the site of a previous All Souls school and was served by All Souls RC Church which recently closed in October this year. 

The school has had several famous past pupils including the brothers Adrian and Chris Morley who represented Salford and Great Britain at rugby league, also Paul Kenny who is know an internationally-reknowned photographer. 

People may recall teachers such as Mrs Ford, Mr Neild, Mr Willis, Mrs Seale etc not to mention the present caretaker Joe Salmon who will be moving to the new school, Holy Family off Langworthy Road when they merge with St James's RC primary school in January next year. 

I was really impressed with tiles depicting cats, rabbits, fish and tulips in one of the class rooms. To my eye they are very similar to the art style that was prevalant after the Festival of Britain in 1951, I would love to know more about them and hopefully some of them can be saved. 

Sad to see yet another part of Salford's history being swept away but hopefully this short video will bring back memories of happier times for past pupils

This article first appeared on SalfordOnline on the 20th December 2010, it is lovingly reproduced here courtesy of Tony 'The Truant' Flynn who will be getting a £50 fine if he doesn't have a note from the doctor.

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