The photograph was taken in Ealing in 1951-2 – latest, summer ’52. It shows me, on the right, on the day of my first Holy Communion. My father, probably, took the photograph. I do not have a picture of my last Communion, but it took place sometime in 1961…
The lad on the left is Jackie Arkeltoski – as I remember it, possibly Arketowski. He was my best friend, along with Kevin Messant – not in the picture. All I remember of Kevin, is that he went to Devon. We were three of five boys in a class of 25 girls in the second primary year at Lourdes Mount Convent School in Ealing.
Of the girl in the middle I have virtually no memory. She might have been Irish, and her name might have been Theresa but there my memory fails me.
I wonder what they are all doing now?
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