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Old school reunion.
Old school reunion.
Photo: Veronica.
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Item #: 30038
Former pupils of St. Pat's in Hardybutts get together for a bit of a knees up. Anyone recognise themselves ?

Comment by: Johnny on 7th January 2018 at 12:41

I recognise Syd Little, middle back row and the lady sat onth floor must own a pie shop !

Comment by: Howard P on 7th January 2018 at 12:47

I suspect people have changed since school age.

Comment by: Bill garner on 7th January 2018 at 13:43

Terry o Niel middle row on left , jimmy topping back row with glasses

Comment by: Poet on 7th January 2018 at 14:08

The lady in red looks very nice.

Comment by: t on 7th January 2018 at 14:14

john farrel,1st left, front row

Comment by: Frank on 7th January 2018 at 18:13

I remember you, ooh, ooh, hoo, hoo, hoo.

Comment by: Alan on 7th January 2018 at 18:32

Bill three men on the back row wear glasses!

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 7th January 2018 at 18:40

Is that the Wigan Warriors owner 4th from right back row?

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th January 2018 at 19:42

I think all the ladies are very attractive and very feminine and am a bit puzzled by Johnny's "pie shop" comment on the lady sitting on the floor; she isn't at all "big" and is very pretty. Have I misunderstood his meaning?

Comment by: Veronica on 7th January 2018 at 19:43

Keith that's correct.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th January 2018 at 21:01

Irene that lady Margaret Stockley organised the re-union and died soon after. RIP. She was a good swimmer and she is on the group photo with the shield on. Another lady in the green coat passed away last Christmas RIP Maureen. This photo was taken on arrival in St Pat's club before everyone else had arrived. There was a really good turn out.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th January 2018 at 22:04

Are you on here, Veronica? I can't see you! xx.

Comment by: Veronica on 8th January 2018 at 02:11

I joined the Red Coats at Butlins Irene!

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 8th January 2018 at 07:19

second right back row - that Jeff Holland?

Comment by: Maureen on 8th January 2018 at 08:54

Irene,Veronica is the one in red..cue for a song.

Comment by: Veronica on 8th January 2018 at 09:14

That is Jeff Holland I seem to remember he travelled from America ( I think) to come to the re-union.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th January 2018 at 09:45

I hadn't realised that was you, Veronica. Hi-de-hi! xx.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 8th January 2018 at 10:08

thanks Veronica - Jeff was my cousin - he died in the US a couple of years ago - sadly missed by his family & friends

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th January 2018 at 10:31

Hi-de-hi, Veronica! x.

Comment by: t on 8th January 2018 at 11:11

is that bernard swift , middle front row ?

Comment by: Veronica on 8th January 2018 at 12:33

Thats sad to hear Malc I also worked with his mother Margaret when I left school at John Whites sewing. That is Bernard Swift on the front.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 8th January 2018 at 13:09

I played darts with Jeff in the Black Horse ( now the Lychgate ) in the late 70's. He was a lovely chap with no airs and graces despite him being quite high up at Pilkingtons. I remember on one occasion we were playing golf at Haigh Hall and Jeff, who had just recieved a brand new top of the range Vauxhall Carlton company car said if I beat him on the round I could drive the car back to Standish. I just pipped him and true to his word, he gave me the keys. I remember he emigrated with his job when he got another promotion. I was unaware and saddened to learn he'd passed. RIP Jeff.

Comment by: Robert Howe on 8th January 2018 at 13:35

Is that Brian Baxter, back row, third from the right?

Comment by: Veronica on 8th January 2018 at 15:07

That is Brian Baxter who used to live in McCormack St. I remembered him when I saw him but some of them I didn't recognise.

Comment by: roy sturgeon on 8th January 2018 at 19:03

third from left back row joe lyons

Comment by: Telly Nelly on 8th January 2018 at 20:22

Ian Beale off Eastenders. Front row second left

Comment by: Frank on 8th January 2018 at 21:00

I bet there's a barrel full of laughs with that lot.
Knees up ????

Comment by: Veronica on 9th January 2018 at 10:41

Well we didn't roll out the barrel, stand on our heads for the photo,or perform cartwheels,but we certainly had a very enjoyable and memorable evening. I'm sure we all agreed on that,each and everyone of us.

Comment by: t on 9th January 2018 at 17:37

disregard the comment from frank, i bet he is a bundle of laughs, always one who has to make a crass comment. i'm sure veronica you had a beltin night meeting up with old
friends and swapping memories.

Comment by: Frank on 9th January 2018 at 18:50

At least I have the guts to say my name.
who ever you are!

Comment by: Veronica on 9th January 2018 at 19:48

We certainly did T -I'd like to think there was another re-union booked in the future.

Comment by: t on 9th January 2018 at 21:32

know a couple of those veronica,was at john fisher when i was there.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th January 2018 at 23:20

I don't mind saying T the years rolled away - they were a great bunch to meet up with. When you consider one came over from America and another came from Ireland just to be there - speaks volumes! It's a pity that not every one is on the photo who did turn up.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 11th January 2018 at 08:51

It would be nice to see a copy of the b/w photo the lady at the front is holding uploaded on here if anyone has access to it. Just a thought

Comment by: Veronica on 11th January 2018 at 10:06

Standisher there are two group photos under St Patrick's Junior Mixed School Items 5255 and 5256. Mr McDermott's class. I'm on the 5256 at the end of the first row left.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 11th January 2018 at 13:59

Is that Peter Birkett on photo 5256, 3rd row, 4 in from the right Veronica ?

Comment by: Veronica on 11th January 2018 at 14:19

No it's not Standisher it's Terry Sedgwick who is on the end right middle row on the re-union photo.. I don't know anyone of the name you are enquiring about. I believe Terry has passed away RIP.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 11th January 2018 at 15:42

Sorry to hear about Terry Veronica. He's got the look of a lad I used to work with.

Comment by: felly on 11th January 2018 at 17:08

John hall next to my cousin and best man John Farrell with his tie on l think he goes bed with it on. Terry O,neal l was there paper boy when they lived in Ashcroft st they were the only ones who gave xmas tip great family

Comment by: Theresa Reeves on 12th January 2018 at 08:47

What a cracking photo remember you going to this reunion veronica,and you saying what a great night you had,a lot of happy smiling faces.

Comment by: veronica on 12th January 2018 at 10:52

We were practically thrown out Theresa it was well after time when we were shown the door!

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