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Page 3 of Michael Goodstadt's collection

Blacklion, 1957 - 59
and St Columba's 1951 - 54



(source: Michael Goodstadt)

Blacklion 1958 - 59:
Michael Goodstadt, Gerry Stones, Tony McCaffry and Paul Ashby
(Sorry - very dark original)



(source: Michael Goodstadt)


Blacklion 1958 - 59:
Michael Kelly in the middle with pipe, and two others who cannot be named.
(Michael Kelly eventually became a diocesan priest, I think, after many years of sterling work with the WFs.
Has anyone been in touch with him lately ?)

(Sorry - very dark original)

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(source: Michael Goodstadt)

St Columba's, 1951 - 52: The blessing of the foundation stone for the new chapel.
Michael thinks that Fr Howell, the WF provincial, is officiating (centre-right, with beard)
but it looks like Fr Drost to me. What do you think ?

Brother David is at the left, in the front, and Fr Ryan (?) is
to the right at the back (or is that Fr Ryce or Fr Riddle ?)
Mrs Hughes is to the right, at the front. (Is she Mrs Christine Hughes,
the wife of Mr Hughes the builder ?)


(Photo probably taken by Fr Boyd)

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(source: Michael Goodstadt)

St Columba's, 1951 - 52: Fr Murphy checking on progress of the new chapel
(Photo probably taken by Fr Boyd)


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(source: Michael Goodstadt)

St Columba's, 1952 - 53: The building of the new chapel in progress
(Photo probably taken by Fr Boyd)

Robbie Dempsey writes :
"It's almost an aerial photograph ! Was the photographer UP ON THE ROOF ? I don't recall being
able to see down to the river like that ! Maybe, the trees grew and obscured it by 1960."


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(source: Michael Goodstadt)

St Columba's, 1953 : The completed new chapel
(Photo probably taken by Fr Boyd)

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(source: Michael Goodstadt)

St Columba's 1952 : The first offical Mass in the new chapel
(Photo probably taken by Fr Boyd)

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(source: Michael Goodstadt)

St Columba's 1952 : interior of the new chapel
Photo probably taken by Fr Boyd
(Trainspotters please note: Hymn 112 was "O Mother blest, whom God bestows" - Sei pura, sei pia)

Robbie Dempsey writes :
Question: Why was the photo taken ? Just a boy with a camera ? No, it says probably Fr. Boyd. So, it is a special occasion ?
It is a dark evening and not summertime. All the candles are lit. Not for night prayers then. The boys are probably awaiting Benediction
— is it Sunday ? Page 1866 of the LIBER has a hymn "For the Pope" . .. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Pio . .. Dominus conservet eum,
et vivificet eum, ... et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum ... in animam inimicorum ejus. Then on page 1867 it's "For A Bishop"
. . . Oremus pro Antistite nostro ????? Well, whoever ? Was this for a visit by Bishop Walsh, Bishop of Aberdeen and founder of St Columba's
(back in 1936) ?? ref: The Columban mentions December 1952 (was the Chapel built by then ?) Or, was it March 16th, 1953 - a visit
from the Archbishop of Tabora ? Was March 16th, 1953 a Sunday ?


Heck ,it's One O'clock in the morning. I remember the train (Waverley Express ?) running through St. Boswell's but really, I've not much interest in trains other than that they run !