GALLERY
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The second page of Eric Creaney's Broome Hall photos.





(source : Eric Creaney)

" Ready for off "

" Paul Tait, Dave Airley, Wee Peter, Big Peter, Maurice Cunningham, Jan Bloem, Jan Bruins,
James Connelly (reading the paper), Eddie Brady, — ready for one of those escape days out
walking the Surrey byways on a very cold day on army rations!
"

James Connelly writes (7th Oct 2008) :
" I have enjoyed looking at Eric Creaney's latest photos of Broome Hall 61/62.
. . . . all five of the novices of the year of 61/62 who progressed to ordination are featured in Eric's photos
namely Frs Alf Harrison ( RIP), Pat Shanahan, Maurice Cunningham, Joe Mullen and Eddie Brady. "

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(source : Eric Creaney)

" Mid-way through that walk in the cold woods. "

(L-R) :
Wee Peter with Jan Bruin (?) behind, Paul Tait, with Jim Connelly behind, Dave Airley,
Jan Bloem with Big Peter behind, Eddie Brady, Maurice Cunningham and Chris Wildsmith

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(source : Eric Creaney)

" Light that fire—- another escape from the prayer and penance
despite the cold (the winters of 61/2 and 62/3 were one of the little ice ages!
(Check the GALLERY to see the ice sliders at Totteridge in 1962/3 ) "

(L-R) :

Charlie Bingham, Joe ? (postulant), Eric with back to camera, Joe Mullen, Jan Sommers and ?

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(source : Eric Creaney)

" Eric on the jam tin, Jan Bloem and Eddie Brady - smell those bangers! "

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" Alf with his camera at the small pond "

(L-R) : Jan Bloem, ——, Jan Sommers?, Henk Jensen, Br Postulant (from Coatbridge I think, and an excellent wood carver)

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(source : Eric Creaney)

" General Visit "

(L-R) :
Irish postulant (landscape gardener), Jan Sommers, Charlie Bingham, Eric Creaney, Jan Bloem,
Teun Thomeer, visitor from Generalate in Rome, Jan Bruins and the Novice Master himself.

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" Counsellor "

(L-R) :

Eric Creaney, Patrick and fag, Teun Thomeer, Generalate rep, and the Novice Master.

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"Hoodie"

Jimmy Brown ('hoodie'), Br. Albert Gardener, small boy?, and the Novice Master.

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" By the pond "

(L-R) :

Fr. Bekwith, ? Jimmy Brown wrapped up against the freezing cold, Fr van den Bosch with cap and walking on the frozen water , little lad (?), Alf, Fr. Joiner, Larry Shine with the ever present ciggy on the few days smoking was allowed, and Jos Kuppens (?)

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(source : Eric Creaney)

One piece of Wim Hofman's artwork : the crib