ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE IPSWICH – INCIDENT IN 1972/73?

An Old Boy wrote in with this question below which someone may be able to help him with.

I left St Joseph’s at 16, in 1972.  At some point after that, I am fairly convinced that I was told by one of my contemporaries who’d stayed on, that one of the brothers had either been caught in a compromising position with one of the boys (kissing was mentioned) or otherwise news of what had happened had got out.  I had known the boy concerned.  Somewhat randomly I remember being told that the incident took place in a large area of wild bamboo, a location I recall from when I was there.  I was also told that the brother concerned had been removed from the school.  I seem to remember being not remotely surprised at the identity of the brother, in fact I think I felt some satisfaction that he had finally been caught.  

Does this ring any bells with you or anyone please?  I would really like to know which brother it was.

1 thought on “ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE IPSWICH – INCIDENT IN 1972/73?

  1. I was there then. The only brother I recall disappearing was Bro Anthony (Antbrain) but was led to believe it was due to a nervous breakdown. He certainly had little respect zero ability to command a history class but personally I never suspected anything sexual because of course, being Catholic, sex didn’t exist and we all just ‘ happened’ somehow.

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