Teachers

Bernard Lackey

Mr Lackey taught me geography at Xaverian and it was no small feat to actually get me a GCE 'o' ...
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Bro Cyril played Boogie Woogie

Now this might sound a bit odd at first glance but I can assure you it's true - another side ...
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Mr Charles (Chuck) Sellars

Mr Charles Sellars was our music teacher. For some reason he didn't like me. This sometimes happens and I don't ...
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Mr Archdeacon in typical pose

Probably the most painful experience I can remember from all my time at Xaverian is the one relating to Mr ...
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Peter Burrows

Pete Burrows took me for physics and maths in Lower Five Three. He was a great guy, an all round ...
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Mr Newton P.E. Teacher

Mr Newton took us for Physical Education. I suppose he was in his mid forties although I have often been ...
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Mr Crotty

Mr Crotty took me for Geography at Ward Hall, my first year at Xaverian. His teaching technique was, shall we ...
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Mr Connolly gets his revenge part I

Because I was having  doubts about many of the beliefs of the catholic church, I thought seriously about questions I ...
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Mr Connolly

Mr Connolly was a big man, tall, somewhat stout and wore glasses. I think he may have taken English but ...
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Brother Cyril – saw me coming!

I remember at the Prep School Brother Cyril set us a maths homework and told us that he was going ...
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3 thoughts on “Teachers”

  1. Why is there no mention of or a photo of teacher Gerry Dewhurst Bob? He and Bernard Lackey “created” the boxing team of Paul Neary, Phil Crewdson, Brian Morgan, Freddie Morrow and me when all of us were Lancashire Champions in 1962. Gerry and Bernard were like the proverbial dog with 2 wotsits at Stretford Town Hall that night!!

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    • Only just put the page there yesterday John, Still adding new teachers as I identify them. I always remember Gerry wearing a trilby and wishing we still had him for English rather than Archie!!

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      • Gerry was a really good bloke – plus his daughters were beautiful as well . . . . ahem,.. (As I vaguely recall across the divide of these many years . . .)

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