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St Patrick's junior mixed


St Pat's. school 1952/3
Photo: Tom Walsh
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Item #: 30536
Class photo

Comment by: Veronica on 24th May 2018 at 15:17

I think this photo is later than 52/53 as our class was the first to mix with the boys in 1956 Tom. That class is younger than my class. I recognise Frank Halliwell in the middle row my friend's brother. I can see Desmond Foster and John McDermott son of Mr Mc Dermott on the back row. I recognise faces but can't recall their names.

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 24th May 2018 at 17:57

Are you on the photo Tom?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 24th May 2018 at 18:20

Veronica your quite right it is later. My wife Eileen nee Grundy is first on the left front row. If I could mention The Whit Monday Exibition is now on at The Museum of Wigan Life ( the old library) Old footage being shown and 100s of old photographs . Well worth a visit.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th May 2018 at 21:38

Thanks Tom - I will go to the exhibition. Eileen does look familiar too - as do some of the others.

Comment by: felly on 25th May 2018 at 10:15

Second row from the top,fourth from the right,my cousin Margaret rushton,( ( nee Farrell ) lovely girl, sadly she died last year. R.I.P Margaret

Comment by: Thomas(Tom) Walsh. on 25th May 2018 at 13:41

felly, I am sure Margaret,s on the film at the Exibition.

Comment by: MG on 25th May 2018 at 16:16

How long is the exhibition on?

Comment by: tom on 25th May 2018 at 17:19

Fourth from left back row Brian Dunn.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th May 2018 at 19:55

4th from right 2nd row Ian Bowler

Comment by: felly on 25th May 2018 at 20:39

Thanks Tom l'll go down and have look.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 26th May 2018 at 10:50

felly and Veronica ,the opening times for The Museum of Wigan Life are-
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 9am-2pm. Thursday Fridsy 12pm-5pm.
Saturday 9pm-2am. Hope you enjoy the film.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th May 2018 at 08:22

Just thought I would mention Tom that Frank Halliwell the lad with the blonde hair in the second row emigrated to Perth with his family in 1963. He ended up having to go in the Army because of the conflict in Vietnam- I don't think that was expected!

Comment by: joseph tighe on 4th August 2018 at 21:20

i am sure the boy forth from the right on the back row is one of my old neighbours danny mcnamara and the boy on the right of him is my brother gerard tighe now deceased

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