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Peter McComisky has lent us these delightful watercolours
by the late Mike Bolan (Priory 1947 — 52, also known as 'Ebby').
There are 10 pictures, displayed on this and the next page (99)
— scanned and 'sized' for the Web, but otherwise untouched.
Mike has written on the back / front of all of the paintings
and this is reproduced below each item as commentary.


(Picture by Mike Bolan. Source: Peter McComisky)

"Monday, 8th July
Sat in our woods and made this small painting of the view
last night. Three of us went for a walk and sat on the top
of the orange hill. All very lovely until we heard the bell
bell ringing for Compline and we were at least 15 minutes walk from the house.

We entered the chapel for the last psalm and one of us
apolologetically showed his watch, which had stopped after
6.05 pm, to Father Superior. He responded by
showing us his own watch, indicating 7.05 pm!
We took our places for benediction.

Have just been swimming in the Mediterranean for the first time.
Talk about Paradise! Not a wave, just the ripple on the sand
and the water as fresh and as blue as Heaven. We took the
rubber balls and talk about laugh! Salt in my beard and hair."


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(Picture by Mike Bolan. Source: Peter McComisky)

The words at the bottom of this picture
have been
cut off because I only have an A4 scanner. (Just a tiny
margin at top and bottom is sometimes missing).

It reads: "Raadskelder" 's-Hertagenbosh. M. Bolan 20th August 1956."


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(Picture by Mike Bolan. Source: Peter McComisky)

"The Swimming Pool near St Charles, 19th August 1956".



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(Picture by Mike Bolan. Source: Peter McComisky)

"In the ruins, Old Thibar, 27th April 1957".


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(Picture by Mike Bolan. Source: Peter McComisky)

"Rec - Hall, St Charles, Thursday morning 24th. Liggy and Willy."