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The second page of Frank Murphy's photos:




(source : Frank Murphy)

'Playtime' at St Columba's 1955-58




(source : Frank Murphy)

The Isle of Wight June 1958

Mike de Lacey is on the left and Jimmy Bingham is in there, somewhere.

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(source : Frank Murphy)

St Columba's v The Village 1957-58

Peter Hernon is in goal, about to stop a penalty shot.

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(source : Frank Murphy)

18-12-1957 : The foundations of what became the Recreation Room

(Copies of Frank's photos—such as this one—have appeared on the website before)

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(source : Frank Murphy)

The foundations, once again

(L-R) : Bro David, Fr McKenna, Bro Nicholas, and Fr O'Donnell, Superior

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(source : Frank Murphy)

Fathers and students from St Columba's at Monteviot, 1955-57

Frank writes (24th July 2006) :

Dear Paul

I attended St. Columba's from 1955 to 1958. I originate from Bootle, Lancashire(Merseyside now). Chris Benton and I left for St. Columba's in 1955. Chris spent two years there and then went to The Priory, and I followed the following year and stayed a year — so I spent a total of 4 years in the WF's.

I have seen some of my photos in other parts of the Gallery. I took these with a Brownie 127. Trevor Robinson had bought a developing tank, which I think cost his parents about £1 2s. 6d.!! We developed these photos in the washroom outside the dorms. I don't know what we used as a dark room.

Incidentally, Fr.Aucoin (we used to call him 'Pierre Aucoin de la rue') taught Photography after supper in the study, to those who were interested. Trev and I attended,and we really enjoyed the lessons. Fr. Aucoin had a Leica camera.

Chris and I went to Monteviot a couple of years ago,and the owners let us walk around the grounds — it was very soggy! I remember the building where I took the shot of eveyone sitting down, waiting for the dance to start. I think that is Brian Stokes on the far left.


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(source : Frank Murphy)

Kelso House, St Columba's , 1957-58

(Copies of Frank's photos—such as this one—have appeared on the website before)

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(source : Frank Murphy)

St Columba's Chapel, 1955-58