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 the bar.
Little did I realises it was my old school chums until one of them shouted out my name!
The time went far too quickly with promises made of meeting up some time in spring 2020.
I look back and do consider myself to have had a privileged schooling … but the biggest privilege was being part of a great bunch of school chums.
As you would expect .. some have done very well and others not so good…and it was particularly sad to hear that a few were struggling health wise and that one or two had died.
Peter also kindly sent some more photos which can be seen on the Gallery page.
Another Brother Cyril story
Thanks Peter for this story which anyone who knew Brother Cyril would surely be certain of its authenticity:
Phil Glancy who was both a teacher and old boy was at the reunion. He told a the story of a fellow teacher going in to see Brother Cyril for a pay rise having been a teacher for a couple years and proving himself more than capable. Having politely asked there was silence … Brother Cyril was looking down at his hands which were in prayer mode … his fingers tapping together. A request turned into a plea .. “whatever you can afford” was again followed by silence.
The plea became “I appreciate you are busy “ followed by a hasty retreat. The downhearted teacher told Phil he retreated as he felt that if the meeting had gone on any longer he would have had to take a pay cut!