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St Oswald's R.C., Ashton


st oswalds boys school ashton.
Photo: brian anthony mcguinn
Views: 3,206
Item #: 12072
circa 1959

Comment by: Phil on 8th October 2009 at 09:50

Beltin pix there Brian. A year, maybe two, before my time, but I recognise a few faces and I think that's Mr Joe Lillis, the head on this pic. The unforgettable Agnes Moore is on another one, but who is the other teacher? He never tsught me, as my lot moved to the Girls School and became Junior Mixed (!) after two years at the Boys School.

Comment by: brian on 9th October 2009 at 16:53

it was mr green "phil"

Comment by: John Harrison on 17th November 2009 at 11:35

Hi, Brian, it's your cuz, John here. I'll have a go at a few names.
Front ? Paul Ogden,Paul Johnson,Paul Gibson,Brian Scully, Pat Scully.
2nd, ?,John Ogden,Granville Pennington,?,Joe Lillis,Terry Rogan,Eddy Lyons,?,Chris Deluce.
3rd,?,?,Ken Johnson,?,Rob Deluce,?,Mike Vint,Kenny Lowe,?
back,?,?,?,?,?,Dominic Frederick,?,?,me.
Hope someone can fix my mistakes and add a few names. Great to see your pix, Brian

Comment by: ADRIAN on 22nd November 2009 at 15:00

Hi John I have just looked at these pictures and they are great ones of my Dad Joe Lillis the head master

Comment by: Barbara on 22nd January 2011 at 22:27

second row, far right is James Lyon (Jimmy), my brother. Died aged 42 in 1992.

Comment by: John Harrison on 13th July 2011 at 13:17

You are right, Barbara, my mistake, it's not Chris Deluce. How sad that Jimmy died so young. A vivid memory of Jimmy is a teacher who wasn't there long, Mr. Marchant, trying for whatever reason to give Jimmy one of the stick. Jimmy kept pulling his hand away at the last minute, then when Marchant tried to keep hold of his hand, he snatched it away and ran to the other end of the classroom! Priceless.

Comment by: Elizabeth McGillivray on 22nd September 2012 at 22:47

On the left of the teacher is my brother Terry Rogan.

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