St Patrick's Boys School10 Comments
Photo: TOM WALSH
Item #: 32660
Hasn't the lad on the left got a thick mop of hair, also a spitting image of Art Garfunkel too. Wonder how he got away with having his hair like that, it was usually the strict rule of a short back and sides with a bit off the top haircut at schools in the fifties, unless my Ma was telling me porkies, I hated going to the barber too as he then used those awful hand operated clippers and more hair was plucked out rather than being cut.
Miss Quayle taught me , she was always very kind and gentle every child liked her ; she had a way of teaching that many other teachers lacked . R.I.P.
I don't remember Miss Quayle Tom. Yet I can remember every teacher in the girl's school.
Cyril. I think the 'lad' you describe is actually Miss Quayle the teacher described in Tom's caption to the photo.
Yes, I think the "lad" IS Miss Quayle. Are you on here, Tom?
If I was to guess I think that's Tom nearest to Miss Quayle at her left shoulder.
Oh right must get my lenses changed. Though I still think she bears a great resemblance to a young Art Garfunkel, unless it's just how the camera caught her image. Happy days.
Was she called Miss Qualley Tom? The name has just struck me.
Veronica you're quite right I've missed the ' y '.
The family lived in Chancery Street if memory serves me right next door or next door but one to a Wigan Alderman Bert Hunt and his sister , his sister had the toffee shop on Hardybutts.
Thanks Tom, so Miss Hunt who had a toffee shop over the road from St Pats was Miss Quailley's aunt? There was another family on Scholefield Lane with that name. I seem to recall a Bernard Quailley who was at school when I was. Would they have been related as well ?