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Page 5 of Michael Goodstadt's collection
— Novitiate at Broome Hall, Dorking 1959 - 60


(source: Michael Goodstadt)

Broome Hall 1959
Receiving the White Father's habit, taking the Missionary Oath etc
Fr Van den Bosch (novice master), assisted by Brother Joe ? and ——
It is difficult to identify people from the rear, but Michael Goodstadt
is 5th from the left and George Smith may be second from right.
Any suggestions ?







(source: Michael Goodstadt)


Broome Hall (novitiate) 1959
Procession of the candidates, which includes mainly Dutch novices.

Michael is second from the left. Do we have any visitors from the Netherlands who can help ?

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(source: Michael Goodstadt)

Broome Hall 1959

(L-R) :
Front : Dutch novices (some of whom were 'brother' novices
Back : 5 Dutch novices, John Collins (head partly turned),
Br Trevor Robinson, —— , Michael Goodstadt, Nick Muller, Dutch novice,
—— , George Smith, Bryan Grist, 3 Dutch novices

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(source: Michael Goodstadt)

Broome Hall 1959
Pilgrimage to Canterbury, after receiving the White Father's habit.
Is that Nick Muller, bearing the Cross , with George Smith
directly behind the person who is carrying the banner ?
Michael Goodstadt is definitely at the back of the novices, near the broken white line.

Remember the occasion ? Maurice Billingsley does. Click here to read his helpful observations.

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(source: Michael Goodstadt)

Broome Hall 1959
Michael is still there towards the back of the novices but is that really George Smith ?
Any offers ?

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(source: Michael Goodstadt)

Broome Hall 1959
Fr Van den Bosch
(novice master) is at the top of the steps on the right, accompanying the visiting Bishop ——
Michael Goodstadt is second from left. Nick Muller is left of Fr Ven den Bosch and George Smith is to his right shoulder.
Michael can also identify John Collins, Bryan grist and Jens (a Dutch novice from Nijmegen)




Michael Goodstat writes (January 2015):

In answer to Maurice’s questions regarding novices
involved in the Canterbury procession (from my year, 1959):
neither “Pat Martin” nor “Mike Moloney” were part this cohort
of novices (unless I am losing more memory cells than I thought!)

Maurice Billingsley writes January 2015:

re
Canterbury pictures from Mike Goodstadt.

The first picture shows the procession entering the city walls through the Westgate. It may have assembled in Station Road West or Westgate Gardens, just the other side of the gate in either case. The University chaplaincy, which was damaged by fire over summer 2014, did not then exist, but nor did the University, so they cannot have been marching from there, 3/4 mile and more away. Lots of Knights of St Columba, but they seemed to be everywhere back in the day.

The second is in Burgate, and the procession is about to turn right, towards us; I judge that the photographer is up on the wall by the presbytery; the lady on the v left of the picture is standing on the wall to the other side of the entrance to the church with her camera.

The buildings opposite were erected after WW II, having been given to the city by the people of Canada; what was there in 1939 did not survive. Immediately behind them lie the cathedral precincts; so close did the Mother of the Anglican Communion come to destruction. I believe an angel on St Thomas's lost his/her/its wings in the blast. See the Powell/Pressburger film of A Canterbury Tale. (If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.)

This procession is taking place in summery weather. There is a feast of the Translation of St Thomas in July, but for Catholics this is now marked by an evening Mass in the Cathedral itselfe.