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St.Pats. boys rugby team c 1947 2.
Photo: John Spencer
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St.Pats rugby team with headmaster john McDermot.c.1947

Comment by: Ed on 17th March 2019 at 22:53

Lets have some names to these boys,old st patser.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th March 2019 at 23:10

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?

Comment by: Ian. on 18th March 2019 at 08:57

It does look like Frank Burley, Veronica

Comment by: Veronica on 18th March 2019 at 13:43

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th March 2019 at 13:54

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..

Comment by: Philip G. on 18th March 2019 at 18:42

You could be right, Veronica: the Captain, and the lad wearing a woolly jumper, do look alike.

Comment by: Albert..S. on 18th March 2019 at 19:40

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th March 2019 at 22:18

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th March 2019 at 12:33

I think another one of those lads was one of the Gleesons. Back row 1st left.

Comment by: Ian. on 19th March 2019 at 18:26

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.

Comment by: Theresa Reeves on 20th March 2019 at 03:42

There was an older John burley,and there is a nephew John burley he lives in lanzarote,I don't remember a gerry burley

Comment by: Veronica on 20th March 2019 at 07:53

Thanks Theresa- thought you would know, especially as they were friends of your Frank.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 20th March 2019 at 11:14

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th March 2019 at 12:24

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.

Comment by: tho on 20th March 2019 at 14:45

STCuthberts Pemberton.

Comment by: Eddie on 20th March 2019 at 15:47

Middle row second right freddie rothwell.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 21st March 2019 at 09:58

Thank you Tho. He is/was a real gentleman. Worked with him at Newtown, and Pemberton.

Comment by: Thomas Clancy on 27th March 2019 at 14:37

He still is a Gent Albert,still attends Church,with his wife

Comment by: Albert.S. on 30th March 2019 at 13:41

Thank you Thomas. He will have a few decades of years behind him. Always got on well with Gery.

Comment by: joe tighe on 1st August 2019 at 23:48

the man stood at the back is definitely mr macdermot of st pats.

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