Agnes Carty

Carty, Agnes (nee Sweeney)

Mrs Carty was born in 1901 in Helensburgh in The Ridge (part of what Helensburgh people refer to as Struggletown). She lived there all her life except for two years when she lived at Coalcliff. She attended St Joseph’s (now Holy Cross) from 1908 to 1914.

Her memories of school days are as follows.

“We walked everywhere in those days. The Ridge was a dirt track. Up we’d go to school or town, and down we’d come – a struggle to get up and a struggle to get down again!

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