Hello Norman. Thankyou for another old photo of three friends. You have Cathy Mc Kee in the middle with Mary McColgan and Joan Hackworth with her. Sadly Cathy and Joan are no longer with us but Mary is still going strong thank goodness. Joan and Cathy went to St. Antony's Grammar in Sunderland with me. I didn't see so much of Cathy as she was in a different stream but Joan and I sat next to each other in class. She was the one who brought a record of "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis to our xmas party. I think it was one of his first records. She emigrated to Australia for a lot of years after getting married but did return and settled here again.
Marie, I could not think of Joanís name. Do you remember she was good friends with another Joan, canít remember her surname, but she had twin boys. I think in later years she used to meet up with your late cousin Marie.
Hi Sheila, that was Joan Johnson nee Longstaff. I still see Joan and her twin boys are all grown up! It just seems like yesterday to me Sheila. She worked with Marie .I think it was Palmers offices. They still meet up once a month I believe. Marie loved the get togethers. I still see Joan we had our booster jabs together ! Stay safe Sheila.
When we had the Plaque unveiling at the Iona October 21st I sat talking to a lovely lady who's maiden name was Longstaff. I told her I went through St Aloysius school with Tommy Longstaff and she said thats my brother. Lovely lady so if that is your friend Marie , mention this please.