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 was having genuine difficulties with and was not shy in coming forward with these to my R.I. teachers. My one remaining Xaverian report shows that this was well known. My teacher in 1962 was Brother … Read more

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 … Read more

Xaverian College – My School Report 1962

As can be seen from this report in 1962, I was performing quite well being fifth in class out of thirty five. I was nearly fourteen and my academic progress seemed inevitable. Shortly afterwards, however, I discovered girls, blues music and ‘beat clubs’ in Manchester. Adolescence proved to be less than smooth for me and I … Read more