Mayor's 90th birthday salute for popular former teacher John

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 06 January 2021

Oldham’s Mayor Cllr Ginny Alexander has sent 90th birthday wishes to former teacher John Street.

She said that despite having plans for a big family party cancelled, John's family were still able to visit, following social distancing rules.

“I hope the flowers and card, which were sent with my love, partly made up for me not being allowed to visit," said Cllr Alexander. 

“John is well known respected in Oldham, having been a teacher for many years at St Anselm's school.£

John married his wife Kathleen (nee Kilgariff) in August, 1956.

Their first daughter Margaret was born in December 1958 and their second daughter Katherine was born in 1960.

John taught at St Anselm's on Grange Avenue from it opening in the late 1950s before retiring in the late 1980s.

He has three granddaughters, five great grandchildren and recently became a great-great-grandfather.

John used to enjoy bowling and is a long-serving member of the West End Bowling Club, and now his hobbies include listening to Gilbert and Sullivan and doing crosswords.

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