GALLERY
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The late Dr William Hawkins was Medical officer at St Augustine's (Blacklion)
from when it opened until it closed down. His daughter, Patricia, discovered
our website and kindly offered the following photos for additon to our GALLERY.



(source : Patricia Hawkins de Medina)

(L-R) : Dr William Hawkins and Fr John Conway at Enniskillen, all those years ago.



(source : Patricia Hawkins de Medina)

(L-R) : Fr John Conway and an unnamed colleague —taken in Bukalagi, Uganda

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(source : Patricia Hawkins de Medina)


(L-R) : Brother George and Fr John Conway at the Brothers' house, Kisubi, Uganda (Easter 1964)

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(source : Patricia Hawkins de Medina)

(L-R) : Fr John Conway and —— , taken before 1965

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(source : Patricia Hawkins de Medina)

(L-R) :
Fr LeFay (French), Fr John Conway, two nurses of
The Grail (Maternity Unit & Pharmacy), and Fr Ritz (Swiss).

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(source : Patricia Hawkins de Medina)

Fr John Conway on the Nile, near Murchison Falls, April 1964

(http://www.kilimanjaro.com/uganda/mfnp.htm)

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And a photo taken from the GALLERY, Page 24



(source: Mike Ellis)

The Melrose House outing to Largs on the Ayrshire coast, May 1961.
Fr John Conway, Andy Murphy and John Mattock on the boat to Rothesay.

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Patricia Hawkins de Medina wrote the following for the Messageboard (30th March 2007) :

" I have just spent a good hour looking at all those old photos (and some new) of Blacklion. I can identify the house with the sandbags in front, which is Letterbreen Barracks (on the road between Belcoo and Enniskillen).

My father, Dr. William Hawkins, was medical officer for St. Augustine's in Blacklion, all those years ago. I have fond memories of attending some of the Christmas pantomimes as a child way back then, and I can remember many of the Fathers. And the students carol-singing at Christmas in the village, and all coming into the hall of our house in Blacklion. So many memories.

Fr. John D. Conway was a good friend of my parents, and indeed I do remember his great interest in music. I wonder where is his grave. I believe he died in Uganda in 1972. Both my parents are now dead.

It is good to see a site like yours, where memories are cherished.

Kindest regards,
Patricia Hawkins de Medina "