ABBEY BOYS – Kindle edition
Abbey Boys, the book about the Abbey School from 1876 until its closure in 1993, has been republished as a kindle eBook. The text remains the same but now has 150 photos added including many sports teams photos from as far back as 1923. The Sports Colours list has been updated and two additional appendices provided; Girls at Fort Augustus and a list of OBs who took up vocation in the priesthood. Kindle eBooks can be read on smartphones, tablets and computers using the Kindle app as well as being available on an Amazon Kindle itself. Abbey Boys can be downloaded from the Amazon website or just search Fort Abbey Boys under Books. It is priced at £9.99.
Dr John van Bavel has kindly notified us of the sad news of the passing of his fellow OB and friend Des Martin;
Des attended Carlekemp and Fort Augustus leaving in 1960. He was more academic than sporting. He continued a line of school captains who went on to study Medicine at Glasgow University (Des Martin, Ian Mc Laughlin, Paddy Mulligan and John van Bavel – all three related to each other) and garduated in 1966. He had married Lindsay as a student adn went on to join the Royal Navy. He volunteered for submarine service and was the medical officer onboard on HMS Churchill, the first of three Churchill-class nuclear-powered fleet submarines launched launched in 1968. Des joined shortly after it was commissioned in Barrow in Furness, and he also took on the job of editor of the onboard newspaper. On return to civilian life, he became a GP in rural Kent where he subsequently retired.
We have been notified today of the sad news that Jimmy Dolan passed away on 11 March. He was born in Glasgow where his grandfather had been Lord Provost. He worked for BEA, before emigrating to Australia where he worked for QUANTAS. He was at Fort in the 1950’s.. We pass our sympathy to his family.
Notification has come in regarding the passing of Laurence Cable, an OB from the 1950s, who sadly passed away on February 13 2023. We pass our sympathy to his family.
A photo gallery is starting to be built up again using photos from the old photo gallery. These can be found in the photo gallery section in the top menu. As before, we welcome any photos relevant to the Abbey School and comments or names of the sports players. Please send to email@example.com