John White writes…

Memories of some of the teaching staff are sometimes on point and sometimes blurred. Mr “Jack” Gleason was a good Geordie lad who managed to strike a very good rapport with a good many of my class mates. A bit of a laugh was normally always present about the weekend football clubs – of course … Read more

David Challinger

Chuck Sellars – David Challinger remembers… I remember Chuck SELLERS, and am grateful for the passion for music he instilled in me, although he did once call me a Philistine! I took part in all productions from Iolanthe (1961) up to The Happy Prince (1966). You mention The Magic Flute, which was favorably reviewed in … Read more

Phillip Glennon

Phillip Glennon remembered Message from Hannah Hodgson regarding her father, Phillip Glennon. If anyone remembers him, please email me at the above address. My Dad, Philip Glennon, and his brother Peter both attended Xaverian, early to mid 50s rather than the 60s. My Dad was extremely proud of his time there, where by all accounts … Read more

Peter Ulleri – reunion

Peter Ulleri had a nostalgic evening in 2019 with Xavs chums from the 70’s in one of the South Manchester pubs: It was a really special evening that is still bringing a smile to my face. When I arrived at the pub I saw a group of strangers in the corner and headed straight to … Read more

John Heffernan

John Heffernan reminisces 29th July 2020 I was at Xavs from 1956 to 1962. I had been at St Annes Prep before that. I remember my interview for St Annes in about 1952 in the dark religious surroundings of Bro ??? office. (Bernard ??) I had Miss Eaton for music and her father for maths … Read more

Xaverian School Captains

Thanks to Frank Lennon, we now know that the correct name for Xaverian Head Boys was ‘School Captain’. As a result of his information I have updated the list. This must be authentic as Frank himself was a School Captain! Barry Staniforth – circa 1960 Mike Watts  1960 – 61 John Moynihan 1961-62 David Ansbro  … Read more

Paul Hughes Remembers

My name is Paul Hughes and I started at Xaverian in 1972 and went right through until it became a 6th form college. I also went to St Anne’s prep school prior to my time at Xaverian. The head at the prep was Mr Delahunty and I also remember Brother Mario being there along with … Read more

James Kedian Remembers

A few personal remarks from James provide some interesting thoughts: Curtis. Another “head case, taught you nothing but loved to give you a serious punch if you were not in a perfect line outside class.    Geography teacher: No name. Set you a lesson and then disappeared to the Clarence pub.    History teacher: No … Read more

Anthony Coombs recalls…

From Anthony Coombs I attended Xaverian Prep 1962-1965, and Xaverian College 1965-71. Before that I’d been at the Hollies Prep in Fallowfield. The Nuns booted little boys out of The Hollies at the age of 8 in case they made advances on the little girls. They could safely have waited another 8 years – or … Read more