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Chris Campbell has dug out the old photo album of his days at The Priory
and given us this set of memories from that era. Thank you Chris —
and also for carefully annotating each photo.

Chris writes : " . . . Unfortunately some of these photos are very poor as I
originally had an old box camera that obviously let in light. I then progressed to a Brownie 127 which I thought was great at the time but was really still a basic camera. However, some of the photos are a bit better."


PLEASE !
A great deal of photos from that era were taken with these'basic cameras' and the quality is often very poor. The picture is invariably faded and the focus / contrast is very 'soft'.

HOWEVER, please do not let this stop you from sending in your collection
. These images are worth preserving. A seemingly 'trivial' photo of poorish quality might be of real significance to someone who remembers the circumstances in which it was taken.

SO — very many thanks to Chris and others for contributing these snapshots of our history.






Above I include a pretty damaged original that Chris sent and alongside it a copy of what it looks like once it has been enhanced.


THE ORIGINAL PHOTO (below) shows The Priory cricket practice nets, "The Burma Road" lined with those huge Scots pine trees — and a group of people (including priests) who are obviously watching a football match.

The enhanced version (on the right
) is typical of improvements that often need to be made to turn snaps into something that is legible. Obviously, in this case, it can't make the indivuduals more identifiable but it captures the atmosphere of the occasion more effectively.

So if you've ever wondered why it takes so long for more pictures to 'appear' on the website, this is the reason !


(source : Chris Campbell)

Chris Campbell The Younger
circa 1961/2

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(source : Chris Campbell)

Frank Larkins, a Canadian visitor from Totteridge
with Joe MacIntyre (left)

This, and several photos that follow,records the visit
by seminarians from Totteridge on Whit Tuesday 1961

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(source : Chris Campbell)

The Totteridge Football Team, Whit Tuesday 1961
Can you see Eugene MacBride, Packy Harrity and George Smith ?

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(source : Chris Campbell)

Cricket match played with the Totteridge visitors

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(source : Chris Campbell)

Joe MacIntyre and Liam Colgan keeping the score.

Liam is holding the "Golden Duck".