St Patrick's Boys School20 Comments
Photo: John Spencer
Item #: 31070
Lets have some names to these boys,old st patser.
Although they are about 10 yrs older than me.... I think I recognise the lad holding the ball. Was he a Burley from Higham St?
It does look like Frank Burley, Veronica
The young lad with arms folded wearing a woolly jersey looks like a Burley as well. I wonder if he is related Ian- I know he had a brother(s). I remember his sister Teresa who died young.
Another lad at the front on the left end looks like a relative of mine Brian Corner from Hambleton St off Cambridge St. But could be wrong..
You could be right, Veronica: the Captain, and the lad wearing a woolly jumper, do look alike.
Veronica, was Frank Burley a relation of Jerry Burley who served in the Borough Police?. I also worked with Jerry’s brother, at the Maypole,colliery, in the very early fifties.
I only knew of two brothers Albert, I remember Frank and I think the other one was John but it's so long ago I could be wrong as they were older than me. Perhaps Ian might know.
I think another one of those lads was one of the Gleesons. Back row 1st left.
Frank did have a brother. I'm not sure of his name though. I'll go with Veronica and say John! The reason being Frank has a relation named John! Possibly his nephew as he is a lot younger than Frank. Not seen Frank for a while even though he lives quite close to me. I know his family very well. His daughter used to look after my kids when they were youngsters. And a great baby sitter she was! We took her on holiday with us to Greece 1992.
There was an older John burley,and there is a nephew John burley he lives in lanzarote,I don't remember a gerry burley
Thanks Theresa- thought you would know, especially as they were friends of your Frank.
I know that Gerry Burley is/was a catholic, but I don,t know which Parish he belonged to. Occasionally I have seen him at Mass, Sacred Heart Church, at Blackpool.
They may have been related Albert. There was quite a bit of sadness in that family 2 sisters died quite young. The brothers were always stewards at the Whit walks helping on the banners. I have tried to find a picture of Frank on the walking day photos- I'm sure there is one somewhere.
Thank you Tho. He is/was a real gentleman. Worked with him at Newtown, and Pemberton.
He still is a Gent Albert,still attends Church,with his wife
Thank you Thomas. He will have a few decades of years behind him. Always got on well with Gery.
the man stood at the back is definitely mr macdermot of st pats.