The picture was taken at the time of the coronation of Queen Elzabeth. My name is John Quinn. Looking at the photo I am the cub furthest right just below the left shoulder of the man in the top hat. At the time of the coronation I was 11 years old living at 9 Holywell St. Bootle.My kid brother Albert ( known by everyone as Albie) is on the left when you look at the picture just to the left of the two sea scouts. He was killed some years back riding his bike in Thailand where he was living.
I went to St. James primary and junior schools and after the 11+ went to SFX in Salisbury St, Liverpool. After I qualified as a teacher I was one year at St. Swithins Croxteth, and then two years at Salesian College, Battersea. In 1970 I married up - Nora O’Malley from Crosby, Seafield, and Liverpool University - and we moved to Jamaica. We lived in Jamaica for four years where we taught and coached at Cornwall College and Mount Alvernia High School. I took a year off teaching and ran a scuba diving business Montego Reef Divers out of Chalet Caribe Hotel.I also worked on two movies that were made in Jamaica (Montego Bay, Savanna-la-Mar and Kingston).They were Papillon(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW_IWHw3z-U
) with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman and The Treasure of Jamaica Reef (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIdpBj_1Ne8
) with Stephen Boyd, Cheryl Ladd and Rosey Grier.
We moved to Canada in 1974, where we still live.We have four children and two grandchildren
My grandmother had a sweet shop on Marsh Lane, next to Tommy Houghton's coal yard and opposite St. James secondary.