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Mike Mearns thinks that the following photos were taken with his old Kodak Brownie 127— which was probably state-of-the-art for ordinary families in the mid-fifties.

The standard size of snaps produced by these cameras was 2.5 x 1.5 inches (6 x 3.7 cm), as below.


Mike's photos date back to his time at St Columba's, The Priory and Blacklion, making some of them well over 50 years old. The results are fairly legible, and well worth exhibiting for others to enjoy.

Have YOU any photos of a similar vintage ?





(source : Michael Mearns)

Mike's mother on Blacklion's 'High Street', Easter 1960

" We ate lunch at Bud Greene's place, later. My parents stayed with Mary McGovern,
who was the aunt of Kevin McGlynn, a student at St Augustine's 1960-62.
Mary lived about halfway to the college from Blacklion."


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(source : Michael Mearns)

At the front door of St Columba's, 1955

(L-R) : Hugh Lenaghan, Pat Shanahan, Dessie Smith — and Bill Nimmo at the front.


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(source : Michael Mearns)


Bernie Kinsler at the same front door, 1954


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(source : Michael Mearns)


1955, on The Priory lower football pitch

(L-R) : Graham Hoxley and Pat Shanahan.


(Mystery figure on the right).


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(source : Michael Mearns)

This is probably a Rogation Day procession in 1958, led by Mike Mearns.


(L-R) : Patrick Southall, John Larkins, Peter McMurray, ——,
Patrick (Eric) Creaney, Danny O'Hagan, Jim McDermott and John Donoghue



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(source : Michael Mearns)

The Grotto and statue of the Virgin, Blacklion, Easter 1960