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About Us.....

Liz Bailey (now Donlan) was at St Elphin’s from 1967 to 1973 (Upper III to Lower VI inclusive).

I was in Gresford House for the first three years and Powys House for the latter three as the then Head Mistress, Miss Robinson, wanted to keep a better eye on me!

The photo, above, of me at school isn't the best as I'm still trying to find a decent one which I can enlarge and which is better quality. The one to the right was taken of me in August 2014.

On leaving school, with only 2 ‘O’ levels, I went to secretarial college and then spent 17 years working for the NHS on the secretarial, finance and administration side. Since then I have published magazines, owned a retail aquatic store and now have a small company designing and publishing websites and doing book-keeping.

Mike and I celebrated our silver wedding anniversary in October 2010 and don't have any family - through choice. We are currently living in Dukinfield, Cheshire (actually it's on the border of Lancashire and Cheshire).

At the tender age of 52 I started studying with the Open University and was very proud when I successfully gained a Certificate in Business Studies".

The Website!
The idea of a website about the school had previously been muted but had never materialised. In view of my experience of publishing websites it wasn't long before the idea went full speed ahead and this website was launched on Christmas Eve in 2010.

Gill Prescott-Haywood is now no longer helping with the website and I would like to take this opportunity of thanking her for her invaluable help in setting the website up and keeping an eye on it for its first couple of years.

The website has grown much more than I ever anticipated and I have been pleasantly surprised at the amount of information which quickly came forward. Indeed, the information still floods in and I are extremely grateful to both old girls and staff for contacting me with information, photos, magazines etc. Keep them all coming - please!

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