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During his appointment at St Columba's (1956-58) Fr Pierre Aucoin WF took a great many photos.
He has kindly donated them to the website—and hopes that people who feature in this (outstanding) collection
will get in touch with him. (Click here for his contact details)

This is the first of about a dozen pages of photos.

To help with identification, click here to see a list of names from this period.







(source & commentary : Fr Pierre Aucoin WF)

"Sports Day"

" First on the left with chechia is +Fr Tom O'Donnell .
The last on the right with chechia is Fr John O'Donohue.
The others are visiting scholastics from Monteviot. "


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(source & commentary : Fr Pierre Aucoin WF)

Fr John O'Donohue's House. (Melrose)

"Dermot Clancy is far right. How can one forget him ?
He was very good at chess ; I wish he had been equally good at French!"

" Seated : Felix Salina,Tom Dooley, Fr. John O'Donohue, Sean McGovern, Eamonn Carolan.

Standing : Paddy Maguire, Tom Russell, ——, Frank O'Flynn, Michael De Lacy, ——,
Michael Mullane, Seamus Watters, ——, Paddy Byrne, Dermot Clancy. "

Note : a less distinct copy of this photo can be seen on Page 41.

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(source & commentary : Fr Pierre Aucoin WF)

Fr Tom McKenna's House (Kelso)

" (with precious help from Francis Murphy) :

Seated : John Boyle, Trevor Robinson (now an M. Afr Brother) ,
Fr.Tom McKenna, Francis Murphy, Francis Smith

Standing : Bernard Williams, Michael Griffin, John McLaverty, Jules Riley, George Dunnion, Robert Young,
——, John Deeney, Peter Hernon, Anthony Quinn, John Church, Dennis Mullane



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(source & commentary : Fr Pierre Aucoin WF)

"My House (Jedburgh) in 1957 or 1958"


Seated : Thomas Rocks, Raymond O'Connor, Cyril Middlemass, Fr. Pierre Aucoin, Peter Vale-Humphreys

Standing : Gerald Cummins, Kevin O'Connor, Peter McKenzie, Anthony Baggott,
Bernard Melling, John Healy, Liam O'Connor, Jeremiah Galvin, Vincent Martin, Robert Blakey


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(source & commentary : Fr Pierre Aucoin WF

"My House in 1956 or 1957."

" Seated : Tommy Power, Jim Bingham, Paddy Russell, Fr. Pierre Aucoin, Liam McCana, Russell Ottaway

Standing : Stephen Shevlin, David Pendlebury, Chris Benton, Stephen Duggan, Alexander McLeod,
Tom Dooley, Liam O'Connor, Michael Donovan, William Hart "


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(source & commentary : Fr Pierre Aucoin WF

"Scholastics from Monteviot had come to spend the day with us."

" 1st table facing camera from far right : ——, Michael De Lacy, Felix Salina?, scholastic, scholastic, Robert Blakey "