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Mr McDermott
Photo: Kirsty Halliwell
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Mr McDermott, our headmaster at St Patrick's school, celebrating the Queen's silver jubilee.

Comment by: Martin Halliwell on 8th April 2012 at 15:24

Proper teacher!

Comment by: JohnB on 8th April 2012 at 16:05

I remember a BBC film from probably the early to mid 60's, which showed him teaching Rugby League to very young pupils, possibly 7 or 8 years of age - just the time to catch them!

Comment by: Robert Howe on 8th April 2012 at 19:26

Beltin photo Kirsty! Just how I remember him!

Comment by: dave c on 9th April 2012 at 08:08

Crackin Rugby commentator on some of Wigans video'd games, I remember one game where he refered to someone having been "skulldragged", not sure it was legal but it all made for entertaining listening

Comment by: Mick on 10th April 2012 at 22:53

A shame there aren't more headmasters like John McDermott today.

Comment by: Joan Beckett (Wilding) on 11th April 2012 at 15:30

I loved St. Patrick's day when we had to go to 10 O clock mass and sing it in Latin, great days and an even greater head master R.I.P Mr Mc Dermott

Comment by: Roy on 12th April 2012 at 19:36

I remember Mr McDermott reffing a few schoolboy rugby league matches i played in, he always seemed to get the job when matches were held at Central Park, curtain raisers etc. I always found him very fair, i think he held a bit of clout in schoolboy rugby.

Comment by: vbiggadike on 1st June 2012 at 15:16

Doesn't anyone remember his nickname???? It was MacTash.

I think he knew it too!

Comment by: kath holcroft on 21st July 2012 at 18:55

pity i dont remember him with the same way as you all do

Comment by: tom lowery on 23rd June 2013 at 17:18

good teacher and a nice guy

Comment by: Deb on 3rd September 2014 at 01:11

I agree Kath.

Comment by: Rita Blackledge (ne Mc Loughlin) on 24th February 2015 at 01:31

I also agree with you Kath and Deb

Comment by: Denise Hastings on 30th March 2016 at 05:53

I agree with you Kath. I don't care to remember him at all. I'm sure we know why. X

Comment by: Martin White on 26th January 2017 at 16:53

I too don't care to remember him fondly. A bully and a conceited know-all. Big fish in a tiny pond. A berk!

Comment by: Kath holcroft nee (Lewis ) on 13th February 2018 at 18:54

If you hated him as much as me you will know why please feel free to comment

Comment by: Judith Hamilton on 25th May 2018 at 07:15

I agree with Kath and Deb. Did anyone else talk to their parents about him at the time?

Comment by: Rita (mc loughlin) on 31st March 2020 at 12:59

Wish I could have found the words to tell my parents.Ageed 8/9 years

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