On Sunday last, October 22, High Mass was sung at St. Ignatius College, South Tottenham, in the presence of the Archbishop of Westminster and on Tuesday another High Mass was celebrated to commemorate the jubilee of the college.
St. Ignatius' College was founded in the summer of 1894 by Er. Hungerford Pollen, Two Victorian mansions were purchased, adjoining each other in what was then a relatively rural thoroughfare, in a disfrict that had been patronised by East India merchants and other builders of large houses.
On September 10 Fr. James Nicholson, vice-rector, opened the college. A third adjoining residence was purchased and also the property and cottages occupying the corner of what had formerly been known as Hanger Lane. now St. Ann's Road, reputed to have been the scene of some of Dick Turpin's adventures, and to-day, on its fiftieth birthday, amid the threats and promises Of upheavals in the national system of education, St. Ignatius faces the problem of yet more building -crown imperative.