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More photos from Maurice Billingsley
(not necessarily in chronologic order).



(source & commentary: Maurice Billingsley)


Vincent Fox, an SVD student who was part of the St Edward's Community 1970-71,
when they moved out to the building in the grounds next to Joe Brankin's press.
These pictures were obtained by hanging a cardboard fish marked 'pull'
from my bedroom window. It caught a few rogues for the Gallery.

Philosophers (L-R) : Richard Sloane, Mike Heap (WF), and Frank Barnes MAFR.
Frank has the fish.



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(source & commentary: Maurice Billingsley)


Vicente and Peter

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(source & commentary: Maurice Billingsley)

Hugh McCafferty bites the snow


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(source & commentary: Maurice Billingsley)

Padre Antonio Marin, (Sp); Hugh McCa
fferty; John Halloran (the second) Peter Hurrell; 2x Antonio (Sp) at back with Josef, from Switzerland; Pius also Swiss, and Vicente (Sp)

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(source : Maurice Billingsley)

Gap in winter.

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(source & commenttary: Maurice Billingsley)

Roberto Bellani looking out of his window, showing the state of repair in 1972.
In my window frame, opposite Roberto at the top of the steps, I found screwed up newspaper
scraps of from the 1920s which had been puttied over during a previous repair.

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(source & commenttary: Maurice Billingsley)

I think this guy is Manolo, but Winfried and Karin can surely correct me;
it's obvious that we could have spent forever just keeping the grass
and hedges under control!


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(source & commenttary: Maurice Billingsley)

An attempt to make the place look less grim than in Winfried's shots of the quadrangle.
Taken from the Northern edge of the grounds, where I was in charge of the orchard.
But the grass there got away from me, worse than Manolo outside Joe Brankin's
printing press, and neither summer nor winter pruning was done properly.

There was a spring that fed the ditch around the orchard and flowed down into the Dollis Brook betwen us and Barnet. Quentin Lowe and I found it polluted with what we thought was diesel oil; we burnt it off.  But not all of it.  Eventually it got into the Brook whence it was traced back to our boiler room; it was central heating oil. The boiler was at some distance from the house itself, with pipes taking hot water in concrete channels to the various buildings. A lot of money and energy must have been wasted!

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(source & commenttary: Maurice Billingsley)

Easter 1969, and passing through Omagh with my brother,
we saw the shape of things to come; a civil rights march was expected,
and Ian Paisley's supporters were there to protest against impending Rome Rule.


(Another one of Maurice's Blue Period).

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(source & commenttary: Maurice Billingsley)

The Scots — sometime in 1967-8:

(L-R):
Patrick McHale, Owen Gormley, Patrick MacDermott,
Hugh McVey, Andrew Murphy, Mike Hartley, and Robin Russell on piano.

(A bit of shake and flash make this less of a good picture, but a reminder of temps perdu).

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(source & commenttary: Maurice Billingsley)

Goodbye to all that - from the Ferry to Stranraer
as I left the Island of Ireland.