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Final page of photos from Owen Gormley




(source : Owen Gormley)

(L-R): Fr McGuinness and Owen Gormley

" This was outside the youth club in Enniskillen, for which Fr McGuinness was responsible. "







(source : Owen Gormley)


Donald MacLeod, Owen Gormley & friends

"The friends were part of a singing group with us. They were members of
St Michael’s youth club. On the left Pamela Dooris and on the right Angela Smyth. "

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(source : Owen Gormley)

(L-R) : Donald MacLeod and Owen Gormley


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(source : Owen Gormley)

St Peter's, taken during the 1960-61 Schola trip to Rome.

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(source : Owen Gormley)

Pope John XXIII
(1958-63)

" Blessed John XXIII. The Schola sang as part of a choir of thousands? in St Peter's
Basilica at Mass celebrated by Pope John XXIII. We were as close as this.
The carriers of the sedilia gestatoria (Ithink it is called) still don’t look too happy
even after the Pope doubled their salary since he was so much heavier then
his predecessor Pius XII. "

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(source : Owen Gormley)


Bishop Francis Walsh WF—who founded the Junior Seminary at St Boswell's.
(as seen before)

Go to HISTORIES PAGE 10 to read a biography of this great man.

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(source : Owen Gormley)

The Priory Dormitory, probably 1961
(as seen before)

"The window at the back shone light into a small room which was the School Captain’s quarters.
Through the back there was a similar style dormitory. The lockers were blue, I think, always neat,
and everyone answered politely to the “Benedicamus Domino” in the morning. Would I be right
in remembering that we had to kneel by our beds and say a morning prayer before heading to the washroom?"

Maurice Billingsly
writes : ". . . saw the window opening system . . . took me back
with a jolt!
Also reminds me of Fr Duffy getting het up when we were on the outside
of the windowsill
cleaning them during Holy Week manual work sessions."

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(source : Owen Gormley)

St John's Group Photo
(date?)

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Back: David Walker, John Mills, ——, ——, -——, John Murray, ——, ——,
Middle: David Ritson, Paul Maggiore, Philip Mason, ——, ——, Adrian Moran, Peter Roberts, Owen Gormley, ——,——,——
Front: Peter Johnston,——,——,——, Mr Crawford, ——,——, Lawrence McFadden, James McKinley, ——

Many thanks to Owen Gormley for this substantial contribution to our website.




The Association of the Old Boys of St John's College
Taken from the Old Boys page, for your convenience

"The Association of the Old Boys of St John's College was founded in 1919. The purpose was to foster union among past students, to keep them in close and loyal contact with their Alma Mater, and to bring them into contact with present students of the college."

Today that statement is not quite accurate. For the past several years women have been joining the association as welcome members after the school went co-educational towards the end of the 1980s.

The OJA has its headquarters in the Castle, that nostalgic and historic building which housed the school after its move from South Parade in 1912. Meetings are held in the comfortable surroundings of the Club Room, also the focus of annual events that include an Annual Reunion, an autumn ' Get-together ' , a Golf Tournament and other social functions. Regular newsletters keep members in touch with the activities of former students as well as profiling the endless success stories and achievements of former students: an Oscar for film director Anthony Minghella, a new appointment for BBC journalist George Alagiah, or tracing the career of Black Rod, Sir Michael Willcocks.

Old Johannians support their School in a number of ways. Donations are regularly given to assist students with Lasallian Projects Overseas. Individual donations are given to help students undertake field trips. Each year the Association holds a remembrance service at School to honour those who died while in the service of their country. If you would like to know more about the OJA please contact the Membership Secretary, Peter Bryant, on 01305 263920, or e-mail at peterjbryant@btinternet. The annual subscription is a modest £10.00 Ð the result is the satisfaction of remaining a member of a very fine school