caption: Mr Lawrence, adviser of Michaelian Catholic Society, checking the prized items.
Remember the English “S. Withers & Co.” safe which is believed to be more than 80 years old? It was crane-lifted to the ground floor from the former Brothers' quarters and the current school chapel and now placed opposite St Michael's Chubb strong room. and , waiting to be placed at a permanent spot within the school.
The safe was believed to have been used by Japanese officials during World War II to keep important documents and valuable items. When they left, the safe was emptied before it was used by Brother Paul, Brother Vincent and other Brother directors to keep important school papers. Exposure to the elements had resulted in the weakening of the wooden cabinet placed under the safe. As a result, the joints gave way and what found inside amazed many. We found old school magazines, old leaflets, journals written by Brother Paul, school reports, old postcards, floor plans of St Michael's and even an old, wooden badminton racquet. Luckily, the teachers, instead of the school cleaners, arrived there first. All items will be handed over to Brother Vincent Corkery and Brother Matthew for safekeeping.