John Quinn - a Memory of Worcester.

I wonder if anyone might remember my father who was a teacher in and around Worcester for many years. He began his career at a primary school in Claines, probably in the late 1940s. Thereafter he worked at St Paul's Secondary, in a building which I believe is now a Worcester porcelain museum. He followed this with a spell as deputy head (I think) at St George's Roman Catholic Primary on Sansome Place, before moving to Bristol in 1968 to the post of headteacher at a primary school near the centre of the city.

In his spare time he trained football teams, firstly in the St Paul's district and later at the YMCA on Henwick Road.

Unfortunately he died very suddenly in 1987, from anaphylactic shock. He was 66.


A memory shared by gerr.quinn on Aug 31st, 2016.
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Mon Nov 19th 2018, at 10:07 pm
gerr.quinn commented:
Thanks for your kind comment Josie

Mon Nov 19th 2018, at 9:15 pm
josieboz commented:
Hi I went to St George’s I was in your Dads class when I was 11 years old. He was the best teacher there. So kind.
Sat Dec 3rd 2016, at 9:33 pm
gerr.quinn commented:

Hello Dawn and thanks for this. Yes that was my dad and he did teach French as well as other subjects. It was at a time when it was thought by the powers that be, to be a good thing to teach French to primary school pupils. So much so that local education authorities paid for selected teachers to spend 3 months in France to become immersed in the language. This my dad did. He returned, proficient in French...and with a black eye!! Never did get to the bottom of that!
Sat Dec 3rd 2016, at 9:09 pm
dawn_ross commented:
I was a pupil at St. Georges RC in the early 1960's and remember a Mr Quinn. I remember he was a teacher I liked. I think he may have taught French but not sure.

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