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Gerry Hamilton dug out the following little gems from his archives for us - for which, many thanks.
Many of you will recognise these faces from the late forties/early fifties at St Columba's.
Can you supply any missing names please?


(Source: Gerry Hamilton)

Staff and pupils at St Columba's 1950 with a visiting (Dutch?) bishop.

(L-R) :

Staff : Fr Andrew Murphy, Fr Stoker, Fr Drost, Brother Dunstan (behind him),
the Bishop, –––, Fr Howell, Fr Conway and Fr Smith


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(Source: Gerry Hamilton)

Some of the lads at St Columba's in 1949, with visitors from Fr Murphy's parish.

(L-R) :

–––, Mike Kelly, James Johnson, John Philips, Gerry Hamilton,
Martin Hickey, William Sullivan, ? Supple, and Fiacra Fahy.

Gerry can't identify the hand wavers.



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(Source: Gerry Hamilton)

Fr Drost's Golden Jubilee at St Columba's 1950

Altar boys: Jamie Johnson and Gerry Hamilton
The two deacons: Fr Dan Sherry and Fr Steve Collins


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(Source: Gerry Hamilton)

The visit of Bishop Kiwanuka to St Columba's 1950.

(L-R) :

Priests Fr Dan Sherry, Fr Howell, Brother David, Bishop Kiwanuka, Fr Conway, Fr Drost, Fr Steve Collins,
Brother Dunstan and Fr Rice(?). Martin Hickey (student) is standing in the middle of the group of priests on the right.

Click here to read an account of the life of Bishop Kiwanuka — the first African Bishop.



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(Source: Gerry Hamilton)

Taken in the lane leading up to St Columba's. (1949/50)

(L-R) :

David Capper, Tony Guilfoyle, Hugh Baptist, John Hodgson,
Joe Tierney, Mike Kelly, Gerry Hamilton
James Black, John Philips and Peter Yeomanson

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(Source: Gerry Hamilton)

Scots' View 1949

(L-R) :

Back : Peter Yeoman, John Philips, Fiacra Fahy, Hugh Baptist, ? Supple
Middle row: Jarlath Hynes, –––, –––, –––, Walter Perry, Martin Hickey, –––, –––, Mike Kelly
Front row: –––, John Hodgson, –––, –––, –––, ? O'Connell