Saturday, November 09, 2002

Circular No 52

Newsletter for past alumni of The Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. Caracas, 9 of November 2002. Circular No. 52
Dear Friends,

Here is the article that we got from Down Under some months ago, better late that never???
27 may 2002.

Elspeth O'Connor

Richard and Leary have been working on the list for some time but we never seem to have time to complete what they do know about old boy's whereabouts.

In the meantime we have been getting the Circulars from Esmond Lange, Richard's brother-in-law.
Could you please send them direct to us and register Richard.

His address is 44 Aldridge Road, Booragoon, Western Australia, 6154.

He was at Mount from about 1942-50 so he must be an elder in the Community now!
We immigrated to Perth in 1967 with Leary and Gillian and their children.

We have lived in Booragoon since then and have multiplied. We now have four children and ten grand-children. Richard worked in Oil all his life and retired in 1992.

We now enjoy the family, lots of friends and travel regularly keeping in touch with friends and family all over the world. Our email address is as per this letter. He'd love to hear from anyone else who remembers him. When he went to Mount he says he was the thirteenth boarder.

In 1996 he returned to Mount for a visit and met Fr. Ildephonse and was very disappointed to find that the College had changed so much!
So we now know the date that the Abbey School opened, January 1942, since the start of the year must have been in January as the year end was December until 1962??? when it was changed to July, and of course there must have been at least 50 kids to start the school. I wonder what propaganda was used to entice parents to send their kids to this new school???

The School closed in 1985 July. Well this gives 43 years, an unfortunately a sad ending.

I wonder who was student number 1 or at least the names of some to the other students, and if anyone knows other old very old boys. There have been a lot of questions as to the years before 1958. I believe that I have the names and graduation dates for only about 10, in that period. I cannot believe that the information era started in 1958.

I am after all the old boys in a list that I have been sending you in groups of ten.

There has been very little response to the listing, so I believe that either the list is incomplete or our memory is hazy, which would be natural, since the event has been over 50 years ago.

Additionally there are no photos taken before 1958, which makes it difficult to reconstruct the era.

I hope that Richard will send me the list of his classmates, so that we can start with the 1950 group.

I am sending a photo of a group of students that was given to me by Fr. Benedict, can anyone recognize someone??? There is no date given but it must be around 1967.

Thanks to Myron Lew I have recent photos of the Mount taken a few months ago. Here is the first one of the series.

God Bless

Listado: C52 .xls
Photos: DSC00102 msb ML
Group 1967+1 no
Listado C52.xls

Names Form V Contact Nickname business address Phone, e-mail

Moreno, Fernando

Morgan, Trevor

Morson-Gittens, Wayne


Morvay, Peter 1962 kenrick
Caracas (269) 248 2268 (212) 267 3521
Moses, E

Mosquero, Juan

Most, Gerhard

(212) 202 3479,,
Mt. St. Benedict Monastery

(868) 662 5286
Muller, Maxim

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