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19 July 2017
I have just been passed the sad news that Dereck Chamberlain passed away on 1st July but have no further details at this time.
May he Rest in Peace.

PURPLE DAY 8 July 2017
This will follow the successful formula of recent year's.
Please Click link below for news of this years Purple Event and Evening Dinner - the Dinner will be followed by a disco - 19:30 to 01:00.
As last year there will be a quiet area away from the disco to be set up after the dinner is served.



Please note bookings are already being taken.
24 May 2017 update
ROONEY DENIS : Obituary

Published in the Liverpool Echo on 22nd May 2017 (Distributed in Liverpool)
This notice has had 55 visitors and has one image ( as at 24th May).
ROONEY DENIS JOSEPH Sadly died at Whiston Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Devoted husband to Dot, great dad to Catherine, Michelle, Gerard and Paul.
Proud grandad to Adam, Sophie, Alice, Jack and Georgie. Much loved brother, brother in law, father in law and uncle.
Will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Requiem Mass to be held at St. Bartholomew's, Rainhill, L35 6NY on Thursday 25th May at 10am, followed by interment at St. Helens Crematorium (WA10 6DF) at 11.30am.
Family flowers only please. Donations can be made in Den's name to CAFOD.
Contact Gornalls funeral director, West St. Prescot.
20 May 2017
Denis Rooney RIP
Jim Griffiths next to his friend Denis
in the 1955-56 Crosscountry Team
A message from Jim Griffiths
It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of Denis early this week.
He died peacefully at home, after a long illness, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, 17th May 2017, with all his family around him.
Denis was a real gentleman, friend, colleague and fellow parishioner at St. Bartholomew's church, Rainhill, where his funeral service will take place next Thursday, 25th May, 2017 at 10am.

Always interested in sport (cricket and athletics at St. Edwards) he went on to encourage and fully support, on the touch line, his children and grandchildren in their endeavours on the football pitch wherever it might take them. He will be sadly missed by all within the Rainhill parish community and beyond.

God bless you my friend.

Jimmy Griffiths.
17 May 2017 --this notice of bringing Cantata season to an end - 25 June 2017, click on painting for details.

Click picture to enlarge and for details of last Cantata for this season.


Click picture to enlarge and for details this special event.
A concert - Summer Baroque - on July 2nd
The Collective is saving up to purchase a pair of baroque oboes, and this concert is in aid of the Oboe Fund.


5 April 2017 ---- I have had a message from Peter Kilfoyle this evening.


Less than two years ago, twenty Old Edwardians of the 1957 intake met up in Liverpool for a stroll down Memory Lane.
It was so good, we decided to do it again, once more in a hotel in Central Liverpool - a few beers, some nibbles, and lots of tales.
Hopefully, we can contact many more old friends, in the hope that we will get an even better turnout on Saturday, October 7th.
If you wish to come, or just to chat about it, feel free to contact me on my email at - peterkilfoyle@gmail.com

I and Phil Freeman, who have been charged with organising the evening, would be glad to get you along to what promises to be a memorable knees-up.

Peter Kilfoyle

4 April 2017 -- 14 May 2017 Cantata, click on painting for details.

This event and is the be held in S F X Church Salisbury Street, in Everton.

They will be performing Johann Sebastian Bach: Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe - It is for your good that I depart (Cantata 108).

This is another celebrated church whose architect was Joseph John Scoles and was opened in 1848.

Click picture to enlarge and for details of Cantata.

14 February 2017 -- the March 2017 Cantata, click on painting for details.

This is a special event and is held in Saint Vincent de Paul Church St James Street, in its 160th year.

They will be performing Johann Sebastian Bach: Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe ---It is for your good that I depart (Cantata 108).

This is yet another celebrated church whose architect was E. W. Pugin and opened in 1857.

Click picture to enlarge



24 January 2017
Geoff Robinson RIP
Many of Geoff Robinson's family, friends with teachers past and present attended a memorial service in the Rosemary Chapel of Springwood Crematorium to celebrate the life of Geoff.


16 January 2017
Geoff Robinson RIP Funeral Arrangements

A message from Mr Robinson's family.
Dear Old Edwardians -
In the early hours of January 5th my father, Geoff Robinson, peacefully passed away, after many years of illness, receiving excellent care both from the home he was in, and from many others - they know who they are.

The funeral will be held in the Rosemary Chapel at Springwood Crematorium, Springwood Avenue, Liverpool L25 7UN on Tuesday 24th January at 2pm. Anyone wishing to pay their respects will be welcome.

Family flowers only. Donations if required to Parkinson's UK, Oxfam or Amnesty International c/o Funeral Director Graham J Clegg 7 Dover Road, Maghull, Liverpool L31 5JB

We honour the dead best by living well. Love and peace to all.



Leon Robinson
Programme Leader
Religious and Philosophical Education
University of Glasgow

11 January 2017
Geoff Robinson RIP

I have had a brief message from Emma Quale at St Edward's College.

"We received the sad news that former Head of Maths Geoff Robinson passed away last week.
I am not sure if you have heard this news but I will update you with funeral details when I have them."

Geoff passed away on 5th January



There is a tribute on the College news page from Gordon who is a teacher at St Edwards.

Click on links for some photos










9 January 2017 -- the February 2017 Cantata, click on painting for details.


22 December 2016

Chris Gilbert(OE54-61) RIP

Hello Ed. Can you post the sad news on the notice board that my brother Chris Gilbert (OE54-61) passed away peacefully after a short illness on Saturday 17th December.
His funeral will be at Holy Name Oxton Birkenhead 60 Beresford Road CH43 2JD at 9.30am on Wednesday 4th January 2017
and then the Landican Crematorium Arrowe Park.
from Mike Gilbert (OE55-62)






Chris Gilbert in 1960 First Xl Cricket Team



and at 2010 Dinner Chris with his brother Mike on left of photo.



6 December 2016 -- the January 2017 Cantata.







November 29 2016    Big Picture 1962 updates (then on Dec 2 a number of 1959 name corrections)


Thanks to Alan Nolan we have the following information

Definites
Part A
23A Paul Curran 26A Eddie McMahon 32D Basil Sexton
Part B
49D John O'Hagan
Part D
75D Phil Doyle 83D Robert Musker 85D Brian Olverson
Part E
54E Vincent Ruxton who sadly died 7 May 2013, 57E Allan Hobson 93D Alan Nolan

With these more help needed to the list of Possibles/Incomplete

Part A
3A Brian (???) Prescott? 28D Tony (???) Glynn
Part B
38D ??? Rooney?
Part D
80D ??? Ingram
Part E
65E Adrian Clarke? 94D Paul Clifford?

10 November 2016 -- the December Cantata.


3 October 2016

Canon Kevin Mullen RIP




Article about Archbishop Thomas Roberts SJ who ordained Father Kevin in 1953 that appeared in a Friends of SFX newsletter in 2011

30 September 2016

Brian Edward Mulroy OBE --May Brian Rest In peace.
Brian sadly passed away on Monday 26 September 2016.

Brian a former Head Teacher at St. Monica's Catholic Primary School, Sefton, Merseyside- was awarded an OBE in the 2001-02 New Years Honours List for services to Education in Sefton.
He left St Edward's in 1960.

Brian's funeral will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church, in St Helen's, L35 6NZ at 11:30 on Thursday 6th October.





13 September 2016 -- the October Cantata.

29 August 2016

Following on from previous notices this Syllabus is being distributed to churches in Liverpool and all are welcome to attend.
Philip Duffy was at St Edward's 1953-60

Dear Friend
We are very pleased to announce that Philip Duffy is bringing his group of singers and musicians to a number of venues on Merseyside. We attach the poster for this event. Philip is past Master of the Music at the Cathedral. His Liverpool Bach Collective aims to perform a Bach Cantata at a Merseyside church every few weeks within an Evening Prayer setting.




click to open two Syllabus pages






Marie Louise Wilson RIP

I only just found that our teacher from the 1950s and 1960s in Runnymede sadly died last month.
Notice was in the St Helens Star.


MARIE LOUISE WILSON
In hospital on 1st June, Marie aged 90 years, of Dentons Green.
Sadly missed by all her family and friends.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Windleshaw, on Tuesday 14th June, at 11.30 a.m. followed by interment in St. Helens Cemetery.
Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Alzheimer's Society.
This notice was published in the St Helens Star on 9 Jun 2016.
May She Rest In Peace.
1 June 2016

Following on from previous notices this notice is being distributed to churches in Liverpool and all are welcome to attend.
Philip Duffy was at St Edward's as a pupil from 1950-1962 - starting in 'prep' (1st yr) in Runnymede and became Head Boy in 6th form.

Dear Friend
We are very pleased to announce that Philip Duffy is bringing his group of singers and musicians to a number of venues on Merseyside. We attach the poster for this event. Philip is past Master of the Music at the Cathedral. His Liverpool Bach Collective aims to perform a Bach Cantata at a Merseyside church every few weeks within an Evening Prayer setting.

Click on painting image for details in .pdf




June 2016
Mike Dittman
I have received a request to see if anybody has information as to how we can contact Mike Dittman who was at the college in the 1950’s leaving about 1957-58. His friend Franklin Wilson has asked if we can help, bit like Friends Reunited. Please email me if you can help on huntscross (at) gmail.com. or via LEAVE A MESSAGE tab above. Mike's class are shown on this link. I need a few missing names for this class group so help with those needed.

21 May 2016. This information from the Notices in the press has just been received.

CREWE - DAVID FRANCIS, APRIL 19, 2016. Suddenly aged 76 years.
Beloved husband of June and brother of Brian and brother-in-law to Margaret, Sandra and Dave.
Funeral service and cremation at Springwood Crematorium on Friday May 6th at 2.30pm.
No flowers by request but donations if desired in favour of either The Salvation Army or Carla Lane Animals In Need.

David was in the College from 1950 to 1955.
David spent much of his working life Education Administration in Merseyside.
More information may be found following this link from our main index page and clicking on Dave's name on a page set up by Joe Chamberlain.



David Crewe is on the front row at left end of this photo, class of 1950 first year.

David and June in 1961 then later in Florida and Dave "cowboy" is on the third photo.
18 April 2016
Advance Notice.
Please Click link below for news of this years Purple Event and Evening Dinner - the Dinner will be followed by a disco - 19:30 to 01:00.

There is to be a quieter area "We are also setting up a separate area this year after the Dinner for those who prefer to spend the evening in a quieter location away from the disco!"

More information to follow but bookings are already being taken.
8 April 2016
Just had message today from Phil Marron that his brother has died recently
MARRON - FRANCIS JOSEPH (FRANK), March 29, 2016. Aged 83 years. Sadly missed by his Family and Friends.
Funeral Service to take place at Christ the King, Bromborough, on Tuesday 19th April at 10.30am followed by cremation at Landican South Chapel at 11.30am.
No flowers please but donations in memory of Frank are welcome for the British Heart Foundation
Frank Marron was at the College 1943 to 1949 and appeared in the first Old Boys team about 1951

20 March 2016

Following on from previous notices this notice is being distributed to churches in Liverpool and all are welcome to attend.
Philip Duffy was at St Edward's 1953-60

Dear Friend
We are very pleased to announce that Philip Duffy is bringing his group of singers and musicians to a number of venues on Merseyside. We attach the poster for this event. Philip is past Master of the Music at the Cathedral. His Liverpool Bach Collective aims to perform a Bach Cantata at a Merseyside church every few weeks within an Evening Prayer setting.





25 February 2016
Thomas Pearson RIP 1 January 1940 - 12 February 2016
Tom was the first child born in Walton Hospital in 1940


18 February 2016
Thomas Pearson RIP
I have had a brief message that Thomas Pearson died on Friday 12th February.

Funeral will be Thursday 25th for the family with family flowers only.

13 February 2016
Thomas Pearson RIP
I have had a brief message that Thomas Pearson died on Friday 12th February.
I have not had any other information yet however may no more after Monday 15th February.

27 July 2015 Thomas "Brian " Butchard RIP



I have had message today from Ian the son of Thomas Butchard and belated press details.
Ian has only just discovered our web site.


BUTCHARD BRIAN (THOMAS) April 28th, 2011.
Suddenly at home, aged 71 years. Beloved husband of the late Jackie. Loving dad of Paul and Ian, much loved father-in-law of Tracey, special grandad of Paul, Liam, Tommy and Katy, much loved brother of Colette. Brian will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends.
Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church on Wednesday, May 11th at 9.30 a.m., followed by Cremation at Thornton Crematorium.
25 July 2015 Miss Marie Wilson
While at the airport I met a friend of Miss Wilson who was a teacher in Runnymede in the late 1950's and 60's. In the last few weeks she has celebrated her 90th birthday. Congratulations Miss Wilson.





Miss Marie Wilson in white

23 July 2015 Brother Aidan Brennan Funeral Mass on 23 July 2015

20 July 2015 John Shelley RIP
I have had very brief information that John Shelley Died today in Fazackerly Hospital. John was at St Edwards circa 1948-54 and was in many rugby teams. He played for the St Edward's Old Boys in the late 1950's and early 1960's. This small photo taken from one of the Old Boys' team photos.

Thanks to Nick Nelson more detail now given.
Funeral Mass will be at Saint George's Church, Maghull L31 3DF at 11:30 followed by cremation at Thornton Crematorium L23 1TP followed by a reception.

6 July 2015

We have just heard that Brother Brennan died this afternoon.
More details to follow.

Brother Aidan Brennan R.I.P.
17 November 1921 - 6 July 2015
This photo taken March 2010 at the College

Thanks to Brother Chincotta we now have all the particulars.
The Funeral Mass will take place at 12 noon on the 23rd July. The church chosen is St Werburgh's which is near the tunnel entrance.
St Werburgh's Square, Birkenhead, Merseyside - CH41 2XZ
The burial will take place at Landican cemetery about 90 minutes later (approx).
Landican Cemetery & Crematorium, Arrowe Park Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside - CH49 5LW


24 May 2015

Alex Morrison R.I.P. 1936-2003 who died in Bath Hospital on 22nd November 2003, a former St Edwards College Teacher.
I have only recently received information about Alex who was a former teacher at our school and there are now appreciation and tribute pages set up via this link for pupils in the late 1960s who will have known him and wish to contribute.

25 April 2015

Laurence Doyle R.I.P.
November 17, 1932 - April 19, 2015
Died peacefully at the age of 82, surrounded by his family.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Dominic Parish - 2415 Rebecca St., Oakville, ON L6L 2B1, on May 14th at 10:30 a.m.

Laurence attended St Edwards in 1940's and left in 1950. Had recently been living in Canada. Larry came to our Annual Dinner in 2009.
Larry pictured at the Dinner 2009
and click links below for 1949-50 rugby team and Obituary

27 March 2015

Following the success of our Purple Evenings at Christmas time, the College is launching our first Purple Day on Saturday 11 July 2015.
The format of the day is as follows:
14.00-16.00
Rugby, cricket, hockey and netball matches for Old Edwardians to take part in or to watch

Afternoon Tea-style refreshments -- Tours of the College

Then after a quick trip home to get spruced up it is back to the College for the Old Edwardians' Dinner:

19.30-01.00

Champagne reception in the College Hall -- Three-course meal with wine -- Raffle -- Disco

Whether you left the College four or forty years ago, the Dinner is the ideal occasion to reunite with former classmates and friends. Tickets cost £20 and can be purchased online by clicking here
Tables are available for a maximum of ten people and smaller groups or couples will be seated together (partners are welcome at this event). Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis and are non-refundable. Please note this is a black-tie event. Should you wish to take part in the sport or organise a reunion table for your Year group and need some assistance, please do make contact with Emma Quayle, Communications Manager who will do her best to help by phone, 0151 254 7409, or by e-mail.

Booking enquiries may be made by e-mail to emma.quayle@st-edwards.liverpool.sch.uk


Please get in touch if you would like to be the main sponsor, or sponsor any part of the event (i.e. pre-dinner drinks) or if you would like to provide a raffle prize. Your generosity will be much appreciated and, as a matter of course, your support acknowledged in the menu card. Monies raised from this event will be used for the benefit of pupils of the College.

23 March 2015

Paul Francis Dobson RIP 1940-2014
A belated notification.
DOBSON - PAUL, October 30, 2014. At East Cheshire Hospice, formerly of Brookdale Road, Liverpool 15, St. Clare's Parish.
St. Edward's old boy, survived by wife Teresa, three Children, sister Bernadette and brother Peter.
Paul who was born 22 January 1940 was at the college with the 1951-56 group in the senior school for a very short time having been in Runnymede from September 1948. However Paul left to join the Redemptorist Order at their junior house at Erdington Abbey in Birmingham. At the age of 18 went to study for priesthood at the novitiate in Perth but may have only stayed for one year. He then took up a career in banking. Later married Teresa at St Francis of Assisi, Garston in 1965. ( Not Bishop Eton as in Catenian article). They had two daughters and a son.
Paul was a committed member of the Catenians in Knutsford were in 1980 he became Vice President and their President in 1981.
An expanded history of Paul's life is published in the March edition the Catenian shown below. His Requiem Mass at St Vincent's Knutsford was filled to capacity.

May he rest in peace.
Paul Dobson pictured at the Dinner 2008
Obituary in the Catenian.
And earlier at Runnymede in 1948 Paul is 5th from left on back row.

12 January 2015

Arthur "Dixie" Duggan RIP
May he rest in peace.

Just had information that former teacher from mid-1950's to mid 1960's has died recently.
Very little information at this time but will update as soon as more details are passed to me.
If anyone can help with information please let us know.
This photo from 1962 BigPicture sent in by Paul Martin - Mr Duggan was his history teacher.
**Update Arthur Duggan died on Thursday 8th January 2015 and funeral is to take place on 29th January.**

Arthur's funeral is on Thursday 29th January 2015 at 2.30pm at St. Benedict's RC Church in Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4DL.
Edwardians most welcome.

There is a Tribute Page set up for anyone with tributes and memories to send in - using the email address on Tribute Page.

FOR LINK- CLICK ON PHOTO
Dixie Duggan



9 January 2015

Shaun Tighe 1960-2015
Message received via Emma Quayle at St Edwards

An OE, Shaun Tighe, has recently passed away and the family would like to post this on your notice board as well as on the College website.
Shaun Tighe
Shaun was a pupil at Runnymede between 1965 and 1969 before joining the College in 1970 to 1975. Shaun followed in the footsteps of his brother, and former Head Boy, Tony Tighe. Shaun had lived in Tenerife for the last 22 years and ran a very successful business there before the onset of multiple sclerosis. Sadly, he died on 2 January 2015, aged 55 after some years of illness. He will be missed by all those who knew him.
Yesterday, a funeral service was held for Shaun at the local Catholic church in Tenerife (I don't have the name, I'm sorry). This was attended by Shaun's family. Today (9th January) the family will return Shaun's ashes to the UK.
Shaun was an Everton fanatic and such is the affinity of the family to the club that they have planned a memorial service at St. Luke's Church, on Goodison Road, L4 4EL, Friday 16 January at 3pm. This will be followed by a reception at The Brian Labone Suite at Goodison Park. The family has made it clear that they would welcome, to these events, any friends and Old Edwardians who knew Shaun.
The family have requested that there are no flowers but have invited attendees to donate to MS Research in memory of Shaun.

Shaun's former classmate, Joe Wilcox (OE 1970-77) can be contacted on 07720 207005 for further details about the service.
9 January 2015

Message from the Communications Manager
Dear Old Edwardian,
On behalf of the Principal, I would like to invite you to hear renowned academic and Old Edwardian, Professor Jim Staunton FRS (OE 1946-53) deliver this years Roche Society Lecture, entitled Creating New Antibiotics: A Frankenstein Approach on Wednesday 28 January at 14.15, in the College Hall.

Professor Staunton is emeritus professor of Chemistry at St Johns College, Cambridge and has held several posts at the University; including acting as Dean of the College and as Director of Studies in Natural Science. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1998 and has received several awards and prizes including the Tilden, Natural Products and Robert Robinson medals from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Most recently, Professor Staunton has forged a career in industry, engaging in applied research into antibiotics and other medical compounds through two spin-off companies exploiting research discoveries made at the University.

This will be the sixth lecture in the Roche Society Lecture series, which aims to provide pupils and friends of the College with the opportunity to hear nationally and internationally renowned individuals speak about subjects or issues which they have a passion for. Previous speakers have also been Old Edwardians - Sir Terry Leahy, former Chief Executive of Tesco; Professor Vincent Gillespie, JRR Tolkien professor of English at Oxford; Professor Martin Birchall, professor of Laryngology at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital; Dr Stephen Baxter, science fiction author; and Professor Paul Preston, leading biographer of Franco and specialist in Spanish history at the London School of Economics.

If you would like to reserve tickets for the lecture please RSVP by return before Friday 23 January.

With best wishes,

Emma
2 January 2015

We have just been informed by Norman Layne that former St Edward's pupil and prefect the Very REV Canon William (Fr Bill) Redmond who taught at Ushaw College and served as Parish Priest in Widnes and Warrington died on Saturday 6 December at the age of 65 having served the archdiocese as a priest for 39 years. He was much loved brother to Anthony who was Head Boy in 1964-65, brother in law of Ann, uncle of Michael and Nicholas, great-uncle of Hayden, and beloved pastor to the people of his parish. He will be widely missed.

William George Joseph Redmond was born in Maghull on 3 June 1949, the son of William and Mary Redmond. He was educated at St Monica's School, Bootle, and St Edward's College, Liverpool, before studying at Oriel College, Oxford. After graduation he began his studies for the priesthood at St Joseph's College, Upholland and was ordained priest at St Monica's, Bootle, on 19 July 1975.

Following ordination he was sent for further studies at the Biblicum in Rome and was awarded a licentiate in Sacred Scripture. Upon his return to the archdiocese he was appointed as assistant to Monsignor Thomas Adamson at St Clare's, Liverpool, in September 1979. However, very soon his postgraduate studies were put to use with his appointment to the staff at Ushaw College, where he taught Sacred Scripture between September 1981 and February 1990. In February 1990 he was appointed parish priest of St Paul of the Cross, Burtonwood. After more than ten years in Burtonwood he became parish priest of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Hough Green, in September 2000. In addition to his appointment at Our Lady's, he became parish priest of St Michael's, Ditton, in July 2008. His final appointment was as parish priest of St Oswald's, Padgate, in September 2011. He remained at St Oswald's following his retirement in September last year, but this latter period was marked by increasingly poor health.

In March 2009 he was appointed Canon Theologian of the Metropolitan Cathedral Chapter and also served on the Ecumenism Commission of the archdiocese. His body was received into St Oswald's, Padgate, on Thursday 18 December at 7.30 pm when Mass was celebrated.

His Funeral Mass was led by Archbishop Malcolm Patrick McMahon and the Most Rev P A Kelly, Archbishop Emeritus, at St Oswald's on Friday 19 December at 12.00 noon, followed by interment at Yewtree Cemetery, Liverpool.
28 December 2014


This notice is being distributed to Friends of SFX Church Liverpool but all are welcome to attend.
Philip Duffy was at St Edward's 1953-60

Dear Friend
We are very pleased to announce that Philip Duffy is bringing his group of singers and musicians to SFX on Sunday 4 January at 6pm. We attach the poster for this event. Philip is a Friend of SFX and, of course, past Master of the Music at the Cathedral. His Liverpool Bach Collective aims to perform a Bach Cantata at a Merseyside church every few weeks within an Evening Prayer setting.
As the SFX date was only arranged just before Christmas, there has not been much time to advertise the event. So, please do your best to spread the word to anyone you think would be interested so that we can support a fellow Friend...and enjoy some quality music in our beautiful church.
Festive greetings and best wishes.
Bach Cantata Posters for two events
and this is the Order of Service for January 4th occasion on link below-----


2 December 2014

A timely reminder about Christmas, and a little bit of fun from Nugent Care      12 Days needs to open in new window

26 November 2014

One of our former Head Girls from St Edwards, Francesca, is now Fundraising Officer at Nugent Care and this year they are developing a theme once used at St Edwards College on the front lawn when Francesca was fund raising for CRY "Cardiac Risk in the Young"
I thought to add this information and maybe you can look at the link and help raise awareness.

21 November 2014

My name is Peter Jordan OE 1939-46 and wonder if any more of my vintage are out there.

My first HM was Brother McNamara but soon succeeded by Bro. Wall.
In 1947 I joined British Enka and in 1950 was awarded a British Rayon Research Association Scholarship to Manchester University.
In 1954 I joined Farbenfabriken Bayer (now Bayer AG) and served 36 years with them.

I wonder if Ricky Edge, John Wilkinson Leo Gould and Bev Ahearne are still around.
I was 86 on Sunday Nov. 9th

Regards Peter Jordan Congleton and yes please show my E mail address. "pvjordan@go-plus.net"

Peter sent in the photo below a few years ago and there are a couple of names still need identification, if you can help please let us know.

17 November 2014

Jim Doran RIP

Some sad news Jim Doran passed away last Monday 10th November after a short illness. His requiem mass is next Thursday 20th November at 10am at the Church of the Good Shepherd Torrisholme near Lancaster. I would be grateful if you would post it on the noticeboard for me in case anybody wishes to attend.
From Phil Marron

Edit on 20th November
JIM DORAN Peacefully at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, aged 80 years.
Dearly loved husband, brother, father and grandfather to the late Barbara, Marie, Mandy, Pippa, Nicky, Jamie, Nat, Ben, Lydia, Charlie and Safiya.
A Requiem Mass will take place at The Good Shepherd, Torrisholme at 10.00am on 20th November, followed by cremation at 11.00am.
Family flowers only and donations to St. John's Hospice. Bare & Torrisholme Funeral Service, 5 Bare Lane, Morecambe. Tel: 410240.
UPDATE -I attended the funeral today. It was a lovely service and the church was full. Best wishes Phil Marron

10 November 2014

Martin Regan RIP

Sad news of the death of Martin Regan, former teacher at St Edward's College and later at St Anselm's College.

Martin's first teaching job was at St Edward's and went on to work outside teaching but then went to St Anselms for many years. Martin was capped by England twelve times between 1953 and 1956 after which he left the Liverpool club to play Rugby League for Warrington. Martin (85) was a most remarkably passionate and inspiring coach and teacher at St. Anselm's College. He had the true patience of a saint and was liked by all, he was instrumental in the remarkable development of College rugby. He oversaw an incredible period of success, producing numerous international players. He will be sadly missed but his legacy as a man and an educator lives on. He truly epitomised the values of St Anselm and Blessed Edmund Rice and his sportsmanship and honesty will never be forgotten.

May He Rest in Peace

The Pathe Newsreel below features Martin scoring a try against Ireland in 1954.
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/twickenham-england-v-ireland (Paste into your WEB browser)

Martin's funeral is at St Monica's Church, Appleton, on Wednesday 12 November at 12 00 noon, followed by cremation at Walton Crematorium with a reception at Warrington Golf Club.
see also included in Teachers Pages which also mentions Warrington Wolves connection.

4 November 2014

Paul Rooney RIP
Liverpool Echo reports the death of Paul Rooney.
Paul appears on our BIG PICTURES at
1. 1956 - 73G on Part 5
2. 1959 - 68B on Parts 2 & 3.
3. 1962 - 96A on Part E
More details when known as I have only just heard via Paul Martin.


Looks like Echo article is not recent information ----- this is from the legal press last May.

A tribute to leading Liverpool solicitor Paul Rooney


Last month prominent Liverpool solicitor Paul Rooney sadly passed away following a long illness. Paul studied law at Sheffield University before being admitted as a solicitor in 1970. He founded the Paul Rooney Partnership in Liverpool over 30 years ago and owned the firm until it was acquired by Manchester based personal injury firm Antony Hodari in September 2012, becoming Paul Rooney Legal. The sale of the firm didnt mean retirement for Paul though and he continued to work for the firm providing consultation on direct marketing. It was in the field of legal marketing that Paul Rooney made his name; pioneering extensive radio advertising campaigns, which until his contribution had not been heavily used by the industry. He coined the phrase, slip trip or fall; call Paul for the firms radio ads. It is a testament to the quality of the catchphrase and to his radio advertising strategy that the phrase is still used, particularly in Liverpool. The firm remains true to the catchphrase and retains a slip, trip and fall compensation claims specialism. Under Pauls leadership the Paul Rooney Partnership became one of the most well-known personal injury brands in the country. Speaking of her late colleague solicitor at the firm, Caroline Sergeant has said, he worked hard to make the firm the best it could possibly be in Liverpool. He enjoyed the marketing side and promoting the business. Unafraid to try controversial marketing tactics the firm has attracted attention in the past for offering incentives such as shopping vouchers or cash to persons encouraging personal injury claimants to contact them. Such tactics have in recent years been criticised as fuelling a compensation culture in the UK and have been done away with by the Jackson Reforms of April 2013. However cynically some firms carried out ambulance chasing tactics the aim of Paul Rooney was justice; we dont think its fair that you should pay for someone elses mistakes epitomises the firms approach. Paul instilled in the firm a deep commitment to its clients remembers Caroline Sergeant, he was also very particular about the way we dealt with clients and to help them as much as we could. Pauls commitment to justice was a motivating factor in him merging with Antony Hodari, which was also in part a result of the Jackson reforms. Speaking of the merger Paul said, it will become harder for injured people to bring claims from next year and they will need firms with the resources of an Antony Hodari to take on their cases and fight for their rights. Paul was as dedicated to his staff as he was to getting justice for his clients. The merger with Antony Hodari went through without any redundancies, with all 50 staff remaining in their roles. Commenting on the team spirit his fostered at the firm Caroline has commented that, all his staff were all very loyal as once you went to work for him, you thought youd found your home. It was like working for a family, adding, he wanted us all to be happy because he knew happy staff work harder. Paul was a proud Liverpudlian and an avid Liverpool FC supporter, speaking of the merger firm's merger he said that, its also good for Liverpool as it means a highly resourced firm will still be based here. The Paul Rooney Partnership was hugely supportive of the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 and represented a number of them in the Public enquiry. Stewart McCulloch of Liverpool Law Society summed up the thoughts of many at Paul's passing, Paul was a very prominent, industrious member of the legal profession in Liverpool. He was a big character and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts go to Pauls wife, Sue and their two sons.
Ed

30 October 2014

Brother Patrick Coffey RIP Tribute Page link

30 October 2014
MULHOLLAND - ANTHONY GERARD (TONY) who left St Edwards in 1950 died October 21st 2014.

He passed away peacefully, aged 83 years. Beloved husband of Tricia, devoted dad to Margaret, Michael, Daniel and John.
Requiem Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Garston, L19 on Friday, October 31st at 12.00 noon, followed by Cremation at Springwood Crematorium (Rosemary Chapel) at 1.30 p.m.

Family flowers only please, but if desired a donation would be greatly appreciated for Cure Parkinsons Trust or R.N.L.I.

At least 10 former St Edward's pupils attended the Requiem Mass.
May Tony Rest in Peace.
29 October 2014
Brother Patrick Coffey RIP
Coffey (Christian Brothers) Cowper Care  St. Patrick's Nursing Home, Baldoyle, 28th October 2014, Br. Patrick Titus, formerly of Shanaway, Ballineen, Co. Cork and England.
Deeply regretted by his sister Sr. Maelisa OP and his brother Sean, sister in law Madge, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews, relatives and friends, fellow residents and Brothers in Religion.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at the Kirwan Funeral Home, Fairview Strand this Thursday evening with Rosary at 5.15pm followed by Evening Prayer.
Removal on Friday (31st) morning to the Church of SS. Peter and Paul, Main Street, Baldoyle arriving at 11.20am for 11.30am Requiem Mass followed by burial in Blessed Edmund Rice Cemetery, Baldoyle.

more information on College main site.
and also on our site included in Teachers Pages

20 Aug 2014
DINNER TIME! 2014

Just received from Emma at the college.

"On behalf of the College and the Catholic Institute Edwardian Association, I invite you to attend the Old Edwardians Dinner, which will take place on Friday 17 October 2014 at the College. This popular event is held each year on a Friday close to the Feast of St Edward (13 October).
The ticket price includes a drinks reception in the College Hall and a delicious four course meal. Ticket prices are: Standard Ticket - #30, Under 25 Ticket - #25, Table of ten - #270 (buy nine get one free) and can be purchased online. Alternatively, please contact me on the details below for other ways to pay. Tables are available for a maximum of ten people and smaller groups or couples will be seated together. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis and are non-refundable.

If you would like some help in organising reunion tables please do contact me and I will do my best to be of assistance.
Please get in touch if you would like to be the main sponsor, or sponsor any part of the event (ie pre-dinner drinks) or if you would like to provide a raffle prize. Your generosity will be much appreciated and, as a matter of course, your support acknowledged in the menu card. Monies raised from this event will be used for the benefit of pupils of the College.

I do hope you are able to join us on this most enjoyable evening and that you will also be able to attend the Mass to celebrate the Feast of St Edward which will be held at 11.00 on Sunday 19 October at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Best wishes,
Emma

Emma Quayle (nee Hassett, Old Edwardian 1991-1998) Communications Manager St Edwards College Sandfield Park Liverpool L12 1LF
T 0151 254 7409
M 07917 520 278
F 0151 281 1909


or enquiries via the following e-mail address.
www.st-edwards.co.uk
@StEdwardsColl
St Edwards College Edmund Rice Academy Trust "

31 Jan 2014
Tony H Roche RIP
Tony was a pupil 1941 to 1948 and his funeral was concelebrated by Bishop Vincent Malone and Father Vincent from Holy Family Church.
Tony for 20 years had been chairman of Friends of the Cathedral.

ROCHE - H. ANTHONY (TONY). January 23, 2014. Loving Husband of Molly, devoted Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Will be sadly missed, may he rest in peace. Requiem Mass of Friday January 31st 2014 at Holy Family Church, Mackets Lane at 12 noon. Followed by Cremation at Springwood Crematorium (Rosemary Chapel) at 1:30pm.


28 December 2013
"RALPH" FERRIGNO - RAFFAELE GABRIEL RIP December 28th, 2013.
Passed away suddenly. Loved and revered husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Funeral Mass to take place at St. Joseph's Church, Upton, Wirral on Wednesday January 15th 2014 at 10.00 a.m.
Followed by Private Family Committal.
Family flowers only please but donations if desired to A.C.N.
Ralph was at St Edwards in late 1940's and won a Victor Ludorum in 1951 and was a Prefect same year. (see links below)

6 December 2013
We have just had a time with the servers we use being unserviceable due to malicious attacks, so sorry if you could not see our information.
Recent addition of photos from Derick Chamberlain added to this page (near the bottom of page), and maybe someone can help with names.

and still need help with reunion/Dinner photos

25 October 2013
2013 Dinner photos now on line via REUNION tab on index page. ( some are not too clear, sorry)
So far only one Dinner photo from 2012 so have just added that in hope more are unearthed.
1962 BigPicture has so far had 13 more names added as a result of Paul Martin's efforts at the dinner and more to come.
21 October 2013
I hope to have photos taken at the Old Edwardians' Dinner later this week via the Reunion Link on our main index page.

11 October 2013
A happy reunion after about 56 years with a little help from our web pages.....

Dear Friends,
I left St. Edward's in the summer of 1957. So did Paul Carrier. So in 1957 we went our separate ways, ne'er to meet again. However an article, with photos, on e-mail recounting an SEC anniversary dinner a couple of years ago meant that I got in touch with Paul. I live in northern France, little more than an hour's drive from Calais. Quite recently Paul mentioned that he was going through France to see his daughter. Learning that, on his way back, he would be taking the Channel tunnel I managed to persuade him to stop overnight and, as you can imagine, we had a good old chinwag. If my maths are correct, that means that we met up again after 56 years, THANKS TO YOU; Please accept my deepest gratitude.
Brian Ludden.

October 2013
Belated news of John McCann RIP (OE 1952-57) via his sister Sue prompted by checking our BigPicture photo 1956.
I found this information -Widnes Rugby Union Football Club released this news "It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of John McCann, this evening (Friday 26th November 2010) in hospital. Our thoughts are with Jenny and the family at this sad time.
Born in February 1941, John was educated at St Marie’s and St Edward’s schools. He played at St Edward’s Old Boys before being converted to the Wids by Brian Higgins."
John appears in a number of photos on our site.

And this is information on Pitchero site click link

24 July 2013
Annual Dinner is Friday 11 October

24 July 2013
Magazines

I have today reloaded the magazine section as some of the links were not responding.
Please let me know if you find any problems, feedback most welcome please contact the following e-mail address.
Email: huntscross2@gmail.com
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Today 23rd May.
Richard Byrne(1961-1966), a great rugby player and athlete for the school, unfortunately died from Cancer.
After leaving the school in 1966 he became a stalwart of the sports section of the Old Boys for many years captaining both rugby and football teams.
He moved to Yorkshire to look after family members and settled in Huddersfield where he also flourished in golf.

May he rest in peace.


23 April 2013
Lawrence (Lol) Montagu O.E. (1958-65)
This link to memory of Lawrence time at St Edwards and later years:-

15 April 2013
Peter Butchard
We have just heard that Peter Butchard died on Friday and his funeral is to be on Friday, 19th April.
More details will be posted soon.

Details from Notices 17 April
BUTCHARD - PETER JAMES, April 12th, 2013. Farmer.
Died peacefully at home with his family, after a short illness. Much loved husband, dad and grandad.
Funeral Service will take place at Holy Rosary, Altway, Old Roan, L10 2LG on Friday, April 19th at 12.30 p.m.
Family flowers only please by request, donations if desired for Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

14 April 2013
Lawrence Montagu O.E. (1958-65)

It is with great regret I have to inform you of the death, after a long illness, of Lawrence (Lol) Montagu O.E. (1958-65).

An outstanding sportsman at school, Lawrence captained the First XI at cricket, played for the First XV and First XI for three years. He entered teaching and devoted the whole of his career to Catholic education, becoming one of the youngest head teachers in the country when he was appointed to St Peter's High School in Gloucester, which he guided for nearly 30 years. It is now one of the leading Roman Catholic comprehensive schools in the country.
In recognition of his services to education, which saw him serve on numerous national committees, he was awarded an OBE in 2001. Lawrence will be laid to rest after a requiem mass at Gloucester Cathedral on Friday, 19th April at 1pm.

Our sincere condolences to his wife Isobel and his sons Paul and Kieran.

May he rest in peace

Joe Quirk

10 February 2013
Col. "Paddy" Bryson -feedback from "Paddy" Bryson's daughter
Dear Eddie
Congratulations to all of you on the wonderfully produced Web Page for St Edward's. It reads extremely well and is so easy to negotiate.
Please do extend my thanks to Phil and Terry too. I know our family will thoroughly enjoy having all the information concerning our father's funeral, the Memorial Service and contents of the Eulogy by Sir Alan Waterworth in one compact website. And what is most interesting is the article written by our father on his memories of St Edward's College. You have made a fitting tribute to our father, and we are extremely grateful.
With very best wishes from Gillian

8 February 2013
Col. "Paddy" Bryson
We have set up a section dedicated to the memory of Paddy Bryson who died last September in his 100th year.
Many of the family also former pupils Terry and Philip Duffy have contributed to these pages and also Sir Alan Waterhouse KCVO, DL who gave such a wonderful Eulogy at the memorial service last November.
The link to the pages which will be expanded as more material arrives is at:-

9 December 2012
Message from James Blackburne.
Dear, Edward.
I learned that my cousin, Richard Blackburne, who was an old boy of St Edward's also, has passed away. It was a peaceful departure at home, with his wife. A service will take place at Bishop Eaton's, Dec 12th 2012, at 12:00.
His health had deteriorated over the preceding year. He will be remembered with great affection, as a true gentleman.
May he rest in peace.
20 November 2012
Message from John Kearney.
Former college student Gerry Hale has died.
Gerry won a scholarship to St Edwards at age of 11 back in 1950's and during his time at the college he excelled in rugby, athletics, cricket and tennis.
He studied economics at Liverpool University where he formed his own group Gerry de Ville and the City Kings in 1962.
May he rest in peace.
22 October 2012
Message from Nick Nelson.
Nick wishes to remind all Old Boys and especially past players that there is a match at the college at 3PM next Saturday 27 October 2012. The Old Boys team are playing North Manchester from Division 1 North Lancashire Section.
All are welcome to support the College OB's Team in this competition. St Edwards are presently 2nd in this league.
As usual the club will be open to all after the match.

14 October 2012
"Feast of St Edward Solemn Mass to Celebrate The Feast of St Edward King and Confessor.
Please send in any photos you have from the Dinner on Friday 12th. There were many cameras about at this great event. Many thanks to all the organisers.

28 September 2012
Col "Paddy"James Graeme Bryson RIP 1913-2012
It is with regret I inform you Col Paddy Bryson KC*HS died yesterday, we pray for the repose of his soul and for his family.
Funeral arrangements.
28th September 2012 BRYSON JAMES GRAEME PADDY SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 PEACEFULLY IN HIS 100TH YEAR.
DEVOTED HUSBAND OF JEAN (GLENDINNING), DEAR FATHER OF ANTHONY (R.I.P.) GILLIAN, PAT, CHRIS, MARGIE, ANDREW, RICHARD AND 12 GRANDCHILDREN.
TO BE RECEIVED INTO OUR LADY OF VICTORIES CHURCH, HIGHTOWN AT 7.00PM SUN 7 OCT.
FUNERAL SERVICE AT ST. MARYS LITTLE CROSBY L23 4UA MON 8 OCTOBER AT 12.00PM.
MEMORIAL SERVICE TO BE ARRANGED. ENQUIRIES DEAN BROS 01704 872023

(Up date Monday 8th October 2012)
Archbishop Patrick Kelly announced at the Funeral Mass that there will be a memorial service for Paddy Bryson.
It will be in the Cathedral on Sunday November 25th 2012.

19 September 2012
Steve Keating RIP 1942-2012 update
Message to Dave from Natalie Keating, Requiem Mass will be at 1:30, (our time) EDT, this Friday, September 21, 2012, in Coral Gables Catholic Church, Miami.
Natalie and family send a thank you all for the Masses and good intentions being expressed at this sad time. That will be lovely. You all meant so much to him.
Philip, Connie and several of their big family will be here for the mass and gathering afterwards. Again, Thank you, Natalie

16 September 2012
Steve Keating RIP 1942-2012
I have just received a phone call from Natalie Keating in Miami informing me that Steve, old mate of St Eds and Compostela "The Way of St James Walks", died peacefully today.
Please remember Steve in your prayers.
Dave H

14 September 2012
Big Picture 1962
On the Big Picture 1962 the email address for Paul Martin was causing problems. This has now been corrected and Paul hopes that any more names that are shown as unknown will be pointed out to him.
There has been an upsurge in viewing as this is the 50 year anniversary for the 1962 Group, see item below.

31st August 2012
Old Edwardians’ Annual Dinner

Class of 1962 - 50 Year Reunion

Clive Owens has been in touch with the College to find out if any members of the Class of 1962 are planning to attend the Dinner.
Please get in touch with rachael.biggs@st-edwards.liverpool.sch.uk if you would like to join him on a reunion table.
Members of the following year groups have already bought their tickets, would you like to join them?
1958, 1961, 1948, 1957, and ’The 1940s’
Information about the Dinner and how to purchase tickets can be found here:

Rachael Biggs (nee Eades)

25th August 2012
Message from Lindy Azurdia and family
Dear friends and family,
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Tony died peacefully at 3pm on Thursday, 23rd August.
Some of you will already know this but for those of you who have not yet heard, I apologise if this has come as rather a shock. He fought hard against his illness for eighteen months, and we have been able to have some wonderfully happy times. The funeral is to be held on Thursday 6th September and I have included details below for anyone who wishes to attend, you are of course very welcome.
With best wishes Lindy & family

The Requiem Mass will be held at 3.00pm, Thursday 6th September at Holy Ghost Church, New Wokingham Road, Crowthorne. Parking at Holy Ghost is limited so please consider car sharing where you can. The family will hold a private service at the crematorium following Mass, and will then go on to Cantley House Hotel in Wokingham (RG40 5QG) for a celebration of Tony's life.
24th August 2012
Anthony R Azurdia 1940-2012

Message from Terry Duffy
I heard yesterday evening (23rd August) from Michael Azurdia that his younger brother Tony had died during the afternoon. He has been ill for very many months with a variety of blood problems, involving regular day and stays in hospital for transfusions of blood and platelets. Despite all of this he remained cheerful and upbeat. Tony was one of my best friends from school days and I was a regular visitor to the family home in Grassendale. I played for his wedding and we have kept in touch over the years, despite his living in Sandhurst. His wife, Lindy, has been a tower of strength and they have a grown up family and grandchildren. Tony had been a staunch member of the Catenians and was a former Provincial President of Province 8 of the Association. The last occasion we met was at Westminster Cathedral when the Catenians were attending the Solemn Mass, at which I was involved in presenting a cheque for the cathedral on behalf of the Friends of Cathedral Music, a pure coincidence, neither of us expecting to meet !
Tony Azurdia October 2008 - before Old Edwardians' Annual Dinner

18th July 2012
Old Edwardians' Annual Dinner
Former pupils and their partners are warmly invited to attend the Old Edwardians' Annual Dinner, which will take place on Friday 12 October 2012 at the College. This popular event is held each year on a Friday close to the Feast of St Edward (13 October).
Ticket Information and Buying Tickets Online:-
Standard Ticket - #30, Under 25 Ticket - #25, Table of ten - #270 (buy nine get one free) The ticket price includes a drinks reception in the College Hall and a delicious four course meal.

20th June 2012
Mersey Tunnel 10K Race
On Sunday 10 June, Old Edwardians James Riley (1993-2000) (Liverpool Harriers) and Maria Barrett (1995-2002) triumphed at the annual Mersey Tunnel 10k race. James was first across the finish line at New Brighton Promenade in 31min 28sec, and Maria was the first female to finish with a time of 35min 49sec. The event saw more than 2,600 participants undertake the challenge to run from the 6.2mile course from Pall Mall in Liverpool City Centre to New Brighton.
Well done to 2,648 runners who took part and their many sponsors.

13th June 2012
Junior Bantams 1943-44
Frank McGrail OE 1942-46 identified a few surnames for this photo. He had also added last two missing names for a 2011 Dinner photo, table 15, being himself and his brother. I sent out to a number of contacts in the 1940-50 eras and have had great response, mainly from Jim Dillon who has filled in most of the gaps. It also stimulated other memories from a number of years. Pity the photo is not better and maybe someone can send in an improved one!

22nd March 2012
Message from John Kearney
Sad news for Old Edwardians in the 70 year old age bracket...Mike Judge, who lived above Bow and Arrow Pub in Princess Drive, West Derby, died last week. His funeral is at Anfield Crem on Monday next March 26 at 1:00pm
R I P Mike

14th February 2012
Message from Rachael Eades at St Edwards.
Subject: Old Girls' Matches & Champagne Afternoon Tea
Dear Old Edwardian,
You are warmly invited to take part in the annual Old Girls Hockey and Netball Matches and to attend the first College Champagne Afternoon Tea. These two events will be taking place on Saturday 24 March 2012 as part of Founders Weekend.
Please do contact me with any queries, or for information on sponsorship or promotional opportunities.
See St Edwards College WEB site for full programme of events taking place that weekend.
Best wishes,
Rachael Eades, Communications Manager T: 0151 254 7409


4th January 2012
A very Happy New Year to you all.
We have just heard that Colonel James Graeme 'Paddy' Bryson, who attended the College from 1922 to 1929 has been made an honorary doctor of law by the University of Liverpool. Details from St Edwards college site can be found via this link.

10 December 2011
UPDATE **** Christmas Message from Carl Falconer- President CIEA ****UPDATE
Sorry everyone Pre Christmas drinks at the CI has been cancelled as all rugby and football matches have been cancelled also.
Best wishes Carl Carl Falconer President CIEA

5 December 2011
Christmas Message from Carl Falconer- President CIEA
Some dates for your diary for Christmas festivities at the CI:
Saturday 10th December
Pre Christmas drinks at the CI after the crunch 1st XV game against Birchfield Game kicks off 2.15pm
Drinks at the CI from 4.30pm

Thursday 15th December, starting 9pm
Christmas Quiz
#5/ team Mince pies and prizes...

Saturday 17th December 8pm
Poker Tournament #10 buy in, re-buys until 1am Cash prizes

Opening hours over Christmas:
We are open every evening including Xmas Eve and New Year's Eve Closed 18th,20th,21st and 25th December.
Happy Christmas and I hope to see you over the holiday!
Carl

10 November 2011
Leesiders on YouTube
Peter Douglas OE 1950-56 is featured on clips some with Bob Buckle thanks to 'Wanderwing'

Click on Link bottom right on Leesiders Records page.


21 October 2011
Magazine Disk update. The latest editions to the project have made file size too large for a CD so now on DVD format.
28 early CI magazines from 1855-1856 (monthly) then from 1908 -2007 almost a complete set of magazines from CI through to the Edwardian editions.
Over 220 items.
Contact me to make arrangements if you would like a copy. huntscross2@gmail.com


Dinner 2011 went well and photos should appear once college is back from half term meanwhile temporary link via our HOME page then REUNIONS link.
23 September 2011
This message received looking for our help
"Hi, I'm trying to track down some of Class of '78

Mark Grosart
Phil Mokrysz Opthalmics, Manchester
Frank Potter Oxbridge
Phil Hughes Forensic science , Leeds
Dave Jones Manchester
Mark Clarke Fire service?
Paul Sergeant
Ashley Manion
Paul O'Hara
Dave Price Sheffield?
Eamon O'Brien Liverpool
Barry Cunningham Oxbridge
I have tried "googling" to no avail, although I think I've found Phil Mokrysz's brother John on facebook.

Thanks Alice Klaar nee Price-Smith"
Quite a list

16th August 2011
EXHIBITION Art lovers have particular reason to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral Liverpool this month when an exhibition of paintings of sacred icons goes on display.
Pelikons is an exhibition of richly coloured panels by the Southport artist John Hart which will be displayed in the West Apse for three weeks from Sat. 27 Aug. John Hart, a former St. Edwards College pupil and one-time senior art adviser for Liverpool Education Authority, developed the collection of over 60 panels out of 150 pen-work vignettes of the triple cycle of the Sunday liturgy produced for the newsletter of his parish, St Marie on the Sands. He describes this work as his response to the sidelining of Christianity in our society and the attacks it faces in the media. Open day from 8am  6pm.
7 August 2011
More Prize Day magazines added, for 1962 and 1963, thanks to Paul Martin.
7th June 2011
Message from Joe Ratchford
JOHN ROGAN
Very sorry indeed to report recent death (31st May) of John in Minnesota,USA. Edwardian 1949-1956.Tremendous contributor to life, particularly (all) sports. Univ.Liverpool 1st class Hons.Marine engineering. Rugby++; UAU; and went on to captain and become President of Northern and Northumberland and played against Wilson Whinneray's All Blacks. After Parson's Marine Turbines closed he emigrated to The States.We have kept in regular contact ever since,the more so since e--mail. He has been over several times particularly for the Grand National and we had lunch together in April. Throughout life he stuck true to his Faith so hopefully a big RIP.
JOE
Obituary from St. Cloud Times


26th May 2011
Brother Ligouri Gillespie Funeral will take place on Tuesday 31 May at 11.00, Holy Angels Church. Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, Cheshire WA15 0HF.
for directions see the College WEB site.


20th May 2011
From the College WEB site.
The College is sad to announce that Brother Ligouri Gillespie, Old Edwardian and Former Headmaster of St Edwards College, died in Wythenshawe Hospital on Wednesday 18 May 2011. Brother Gillespie was born in 1935: he was educated at St Edwards College, St Catherines College Cambridge - where he gained an MA in History, and was awarded a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. He was Headmaster of St Edwards College from 1979 to 1984 and Provincial of the Christian Brothers from 1984 to 1991. He then worked extensively in Sierra Leone and Zambia. He was one of the Colleges most distinguished alumni and had a significant impact on the lives of many around the world.


Academy Status 03 May 2011
A message from Mr T Sweeney, Chairman of Governors and Mr J E Waszek, Principal:
We are pleased to inform you that last Thursday, 28 April 2011, the Department for Education confirmed that St Edwards College could convert to become an Academy with effect from Sunday 1 May 2011. Since the founding of the Catholic Institute in Hope Street in 1853, the College has undergone many changes in status. Each of these has added to the richness of experience enjoyed by our pupils and we are confident that this conversion to Academy status will enable the College to go from strength to strength. The name of the College is unchanged; although as a legal entity will be known as St Edwards College, Edmund Rice Academy Trust. We would like to confirm there will be no changes to the Admission arrangements, or to the membership of the Governing Body. We would like to thank the many parents who have supported the Governing Body during the conversion process.

April 14 2011
Total now 200 magazines and from 1908 up to 1990 looks to be only 13 missing thanks to help of many, Mark Kirwin providing latest four from 1919 and 1920. Because of changing number system not always obvious if not printed.
There are also Prize Day and Sports Day Programmes in this collection with and a selection of adverts from the magazines.
Please use this link to access the section.

March 25 2011
I was away earlier in the week but this sad notice has appeared in the Echo:-
Edward Denis O'Leary 15th March 2011
O'LEARY EDWARD DENIS March 15, 2011 Born Cork, Ireland 1927 Peacefully at his daughter's home, Liverpool. Educated St. Edward's College. Chairman of the Old Boys Association, 50 years service to the Football Association. Requiem Mass at St. Cecilia's Church, Green Lane at 10.00 a.m. on Friday March 25, followed by Interment at Yew Tree Cemetery. Family flowers only but donations gratefully received in his memory to Cystic Fibrosis c/o Thomas Porter and Sons Ltd. 66 Allerton Road, Woolton Village, L25 7RG. Tel: 0151 428 9040 Loving father of Denise, father-in-law to Derek, grandfather to Tom, Glyn and Harry (Nuttall). (Who trusted himself when all men doubted him but he made allowance for their doubting too. Rest in peace.) Dearly loved uncle to Dr. Michael Brooks in Maryland, Ian Brooks, Chicago Illinois, Capt. Philip Brooks, San Diego, California, Monica Andrus, Phoenix, Arizona. (Rest in peace Uncle Eddy.)
A Tribute page has been set up on College Web site.

March 4 2011
Three more magazines added one for 1917 and two 1918.

February 5 2011
1918 magazine and Prize Day 1907 added. 1907 has some early photos of Jack Curtin and Didge Rowe. This includes five photos of better quality than some more recent ones.
27 January 2011
Anne Crimmins sent some more magazines to add to the collection, many thanks Anne.
Are there any more out there we could borrow!!
11 January 2011
More magazines now added to complete the 80's section, some of the photos in the later ones are poor quality but plenty to read. This brings total to over 180. Overall we need a few gaps filling so please let me know if you can help.
3 January 2011
Happy New Year to all our readers.
There are more editions of Edwardian Magazine and first of the Image Arts Magazine recently added. Thanks to Terry Duffy and Bill Lomas.
14 December 2010
Hi Joe and Eddie
Just a quick thank you on behalf of all OEs for your extremely hard work on our behalf, it is very much appreciated.
I hope you and all your family have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful 2011. Best wishes Kevin
13 December 2010
Over 20 more recent magazines have now been added to the magazine section. These are the Edwardian series. The earliest so far is the 10th edition and we are looking to borrow any missing copies to carry on building these sections. huntscross2@gmail.com

1st November 2010
After finding an entry in a 1930's magazine on our Magazines CD referring to a family wedding Joe Chamberlain has put out this appeal.
For the purposes of family tree research, I would like to make (or re-make) e-mail contact with my OE second-cousins Philip (1949-1956?) and Stephen Keating (1953-1960), Peter Hill (1956-1963) and Terry Murphy (1958-1965) all, like me (1950-1957) and my brother Nick (1954-1961), great-grandsons of Winifred and John Chamberlain of Ormskirk.
Can anyone help?

28th October
Dear all
Just in case you are looking for something to do on Saturday 6th November, myself and Terry Loftus will be bringing our band, Coverup, to the CI for a night of 70's rock. #3 on the door, starts approx 8:30-9:00 Regards Martin Dooley

Reunion Dinner was Friday 15th October 2010 and St Edwards Mass was on Sunday 17th October at the Cathedral. (See college web site for details.)
The dinner was another successful event and enjoyed by all. I hope to have some photographs on the site in next few days.
We had available at the dinner disks with all the college magazines we have been able to trace. 11 from 1855-1856 and 126 from 1908 to 1984.
They proved so popular that we sold out, profits from the sale will go to charity nominated by the college.
If you wish a copy more are being produced and will be available for a donation of #5.00. Please get in touch asap.
huntscross2@gmail.com


22 August 2010
We have had an appeal/update from Mark Kirwan in connection with his entry from January
"Mark Kirwan is very pleased with the comments received following his queries published 14th January 2010 about the school chant, or cry, and the successes in the Liverpool Schools Football Shield. He still has a problem with the story of the Junior Shield won in 1921 when they beat Liverpool Institute. We want to hear from anyone who has a medal for this success in their family archives and, in particular, the name of the person who received it."

I have moved the message below to aid anyone who is able to help

from 14th January 2010
Mark Kirwan has submitted research in connection with our School Chant and also C.I. Football History.


21st August 2010
There are now 92 magazines to read on line and also many Prize Day booklets have recently been added. Please read the notes to get the best out of the section.
Very many thanks to all involved in this mammoth task. Access via home page from button below.
If anyone has any missing ones that they can provide on loan please contact via Notice Board email.

3 August 2010
I should very much like to have news of Joe and Gerry Peacock and of Br Butterworth all of whom were exemplary in their spirit of service. They lived the spirit of the gospel every day. Brian Ludden, SEC 1949-57.
Contact with Brian maybe made via this message board.
Photos of Gerry Peacock and Bro Buttimer appear on the BigPictures and many class photos.

1 August 2010
Extra photos added to Form Photos promoted from the second set now that more names are known, but still some to go.
This is with many thanks to Brian Ludden, John Cunningham, Joe Ratchford, Bill Lomas and John Le Roi.

17 July 2010
Extra photos added to Form Photos thanks to Mike Stephens see link
( there are also more in a second set of Form Photos, many need names.)

30 June 2010 - There is also the sad news of the death of Jim Murray at the end of April who was an old boy of St Teresas and St Edwards (1945-50). Jim was a headteacher in Skelmersdale and Maghull. In his early career he taught in the centre of Liverpool.

29 June 2010 - Bob Burns OE 1944-51, was the visionary publican who set up Flanagans Apple on Mathew Street, which was the UKs first Irish themed pub. He died on June 16 in Aintree hospital after getting a chest infection. He leaves behind his wife Joan. Bob passed away last week aged 77 after a short illness. His funeral will take place at 11am 29th June at St Pauls Church in West Derby, followed by an internment at the Yew Tree Cemetery.

12 June 2010- We have had many "hits" on our WEB since last Friday (4days) with over 450 visits and nearly 2500 page views thanks to Francesca's last email.
one of the messages is below:-
Prof John F Moorhead FRCP,who lives in London
I was in the first rugby team from 1947 to 1953 but I did not see my name on any of your lists. Nor did I see any other Moorheads  I was the first, followed by my brothers Peter, Paul and Bernard (twins). Several younger cousins were also pupils. It was interesting to see how much the school changed, there were parties, reunions and everyone looked very prosperous and not at like it was in 1943. We had extra milk and orange juice. Some of the brothers were much more at home in Gaelic than English. What your name is? I was once asked.
(John Moorhead has since found his name on a number of photos, Ed.)
Another was from John O'Garra in France who gave me 24 names for BigPic 1959 which are now added.



27th May 2010 We have received this from Francesca who has been a tremendous help to the Old Boys network.
We wish her well in her chosen career :-


Dear Old Edwardian

I hope this finds you well. I am writing to inform you that I will be leaving the College on Friday 11 June 2010, as I have a new job with the Alzheimer's Society Charity. I would like to take this opportunity to say what a pleasure it has been being in contact with you over the past four years and for your support at the Annual Dinners and other College events.

Kind regards

Francesca

Francesca D'Arcy
Communications Assistant
St. Edward's College



26th May 2010
News from The Mayor of Chigley
We have our annual Charity 7s competition on Saturday, in aid of Marie Curie in memory of Bernadette Tierney late wife of our committee member Chris Tierney, #5 entry and a very good day!

24th May 2010
There are now 92 magazines to read on line. Please read the notes to get the best out of the section.
Very many thanks to all involved in this mammoth task.
If anyone has any other ones that they can provide on loan please contact via Notice Board email

9th April 2010
More magazines added in 1930-39 years. We hope to index them for easier searching as there are now over 75 on line.

4th March 2010
Nick Nelson wishes to remind all past rugby players there is a "Past Players Day" on Saturday 17th April. Hope to see you all there.

5th February 2010
We have added a new feature to give access to some selected magazines using searchable PDF files.
Access via our Home Page then School Magazines.

14th January 2010
Mark Kirwan has submitted research in connection with our School Chant and also C.I. Football History.

11th January 2010
Additions to Teachers Page with tributes to Mr. F. Boraston and Mr. Robert Allen

31st December 2009
I came across your site on the St Edwards website. I would like to know if anyone has any information regarding the art teacher a Mr Alex Morrison who taught there in 1964. If anyone knows anything about his whereabouts I would be grateful to hear from them. Best Regards, Vincent Ruxton (1958-64).
Please contact via site email address


29th December 2009
ROBERT ALLEN RIP December 22, 2009. Aged 91 years. Requiem Mass to be held at St. Paul's Church, West Derby on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11.45 a.m.

24th December 2009
A selection of messages in tribute to Robert Allen R.I.P. will appear at this link

23rd December 2009
Robert Allen R.I.P.--"Pop" Allen died peaceafully last night (22nd) in Leighton Hospital Crewe age 91. We will keep you informed of details but funeral expected to be week commencing Jan 3rd at St Pauls Church West Derby.

21st December 2009
It has come to our attention that Robert Allen who taught many at St Edwards in the 50's and 60s (till he was 70) and now in his 90's is seriously ill in hospital , can you please pray for him.



21st December 2009
Message from Joseph Lambton 1939-44 "I attended 1939/ 44' ; Form Brothers. Reardon Rouane Baylor Francis Principal J.O.Macnama and Head M.C Wall. Other names from a failing memory Melwood O'Brien O'Dowd Barter Rowe Mullen Curtain McGee. Pupils : Carter Rigby Parr The Davies twins Riley & so many more. Ihave once met Joe Merriman who was\is a priest..... ...................a merry christmas to all our readers. Joe Lambton." Any messages via the Notice Board.

16th December 2009
A selection of recently found photos ranging from 1920's to 1990's. Help required to put names to faces

7 November 2009
Reunion of 1953-60 group at the Everyman - Hope Street photos by E Quinn.
6 October 2009
New photos in Rugby Teams 1960's and also see Class 2Alpha 1957 thanks to Tony Morgan.

5 October 2009 Nick Chamberlain has sent in many missing names for Class 2A 1954/55, a few more names still needed

28 September 2009 thanks to John Keegan for new and updates to 13 names on 1959 Big Picture

28 September 2009
New photos of Rugby Teams in matches between Old Boys and School Teams 1955-61, thanks to Nick Nelson for most of these.

26 September 2009
"Dear editors, I have spent a happy hour browsing through your pics, recalling personalities and events. Its a great collection!"
Frank Morgan (1955)

24 September 2009
Austin McNally askes:- "My memories revolve around "Rugby" and "VI Science". If there are any survivors from those areas (46-49) I should love to hear!!" If any one wishes to contact Austin please use the "leave a message" button on NOTICE BOARD.
22 September 2009
Fantastic response to the college mail shot yesterday, as a result over 20 more names for 1959 picture.
There are more photos to add thanks to Nick Nelson, in next day or so, keep watching.

19 September 2009
New photos on many sports sections but also Old Pictures

5 September 2009
Feedback from todays mailshot:-
Francis Nugent Dixon - 1950-1958. "Great Stuff in the new photos ..... This site is becoming an institution ! Best Regards from Paris -Francis"
(We are pleased that our efforts are appreciated Joe and Ed)
5 September 2009
A timely reminder about the dinner in October, see School Song from 2008 Click here      School Song

2 September 2009
New photos on Rugby 1940's thanks to Phil Marron and Form photo's section thanks to Frank Waring
30 Aug 2009
Pete Douglas is on youTube.
It starts with him showing the steps of a line dance he choreographed, but then goes on to show him dancing it to music with a young man. It is taken at the Bvdabaden dance resort where he spends his summers.      DANCE
You can also see him teaching Qi Gong at Bvdabaden.      QI GONG
Don't forget the sound!
21 Aug 2009
New Cricket sub section for 1960's with thanks to Joe Quirk for many photos. He has also supplied a colour prefects one.


17th August 2009
New photos on Athletics, Rugby and Cricket sections from the 1960's also Old Pictures

3rd August 2009
New photos on Rugby and Cricket sections from the 1940's

23rd July 2009
McNAMARA - THOMAS RIP, July 20, 2009. (Christian Brother). Peacefully at Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, Surrey.
Requiem Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Beresford Road, Oxton, Birkenhead on Friday, July 24 at 9.30 a.m.
7th July 2009
Bernard Ramsbottom, Gary Crozier, Chris Walsh, at St.Eds with me 1942+ Are they still around? Frank Woods.

6 June 2009
New Section on 1950-57 pages. Other recent photos would also also be welcome.


15 May 2009 (This section updated 22 June)
New photo on ATHLETICS PAGE for 1954


24 April 2009
Catherine Leahy, possibly first granddaughter to check our pages and see her grandfather James Anthony Leahy 80B on 1956 Big Picture.

21 April 2009
Second success, John Le Roi 1948-55 located the photo he was looking for (see 20th Feb) and now in Form photos.

28 March 2009
Help requested by Bob Butchard 1951-56
I left at the end of the 1956 school year. My first cousin Brian Butchard was in the same year as me but we lost contact some time before I emigrated to Australia in 1965. Do you have any record of him through the old boys network?
Our first success, contact now established with Brian with help from Terry Duffy, Rev Des Alger and John McDonald.

28th February 2009
John (Cags) Callaghan is wishing to meet up in Liverpool for a drink with his 1951-58 contemporaries.

20th February 2009
Pat Brennan 1945-52 is asking for photos and information on whereabouts of Matt Brown who sat next to him at St Edwards and later became a teacher at the College.
M K ('God')Brown can be seen on this link.

20th February 2009
John Le Roi 1948-55 is looking for information and photographs referring to Bishops Court. I remember we had a photo taken by our formmaster (Bro. Coffey) on the college roof when we were LVAlpha anyone have a copy