Xaverian Prize Night

Xaverian College Prize Night used to take place in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester. I do remember the last one I attended because I took my combat jacket and my brother’s Manchester University scarf with me. Once the event was over, I carefully brushed my hair forward, put on my jacket and scarf which were in a duffle bag, and headed over to the Twisted Wheel, Brazennose Street for a night of good music and Fanta orange. No wonder I only got two ‘O’ levels. My brother Bernard can be seen in the second row on the right hand side, fourth from the left and bespectacled.  I am fairly sure  he once received a prize, an honour which I failed to achieve.

Xaverian College Speech Night
Xaverian College Prize Night, Free Trade Hall, Manchester – circa 1955

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