Why the Whistle Went: A Memoir

Why the Whistle Went: A Memoir

by Alan Acheson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856076364
Publisher: Columba Press
Publication date: 11/04/2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 In The Beginning 12

I The Holywood years 12

1 'Five nines arc forty five' 12

2 Sullivan Upper School (SUS) 16

3 Life outside school 20

4 3rd Holywood 22

II Family matters 25

1 12 Demesne Park 25

2 The Chambers family 28

3 The Acheson family 30

III Queen's University, Belfast (QUB), and after 34

1 Undergraduate and ordinand 34

2 Career choices 38

3 Pan-evangelical and Church of Ireland 40

2 The Army And Northern Ireland 45

I Her Majesty's Land Forces 45

1 Towards a commission 45

2 The Army School of Education (ASE) 47

3 The poor bloody infantry (pbi) 50

British Guiana/Guyana 52

Marriage 55

4 British Army of me Rhine (BAOR) 56

Dortmund at last 59

II Northern Ireland 61

1 Towards North Down 61

2 Life in civvy street 64

3 Campbell College 66

4 'Fairly quiet in Northern Ireland' 67

III Among the Bishops 70

1 The General Synod and its committees, 1970-1982 70

2 The Anglican Consultative Council 75

3 More personal 78

3 Portora Royal School 81

I The importance of being earnest 81

1 Enniskiilcn Royal School 81

2 Change and decay 84

3 'Believing in itself again' 87

4 Girls and Masonic Boys 92

II Porlora and its communities 93

1 Old Portorans 93

2 Twinning with Clongowes 96

3 Town and gown; cassock and county 97

4 HMC and AIB 100

III Endgame 103

1 The home front 103

2 'Change and reappraisal' 106

3 By the way. Headmaster 109

4 The King's School 111

I It's a long way to Parramatta 111

1 TKS 111

2 Interview and after 113

3 Immigration impasse 118

II Four terms of office 122

1 L of a difference 122

2 Professional and personal 126

3 Policy and style 130

III All hell 133

1Feeling the heat 133

2 Hell hath no fury 136

3 Life beyond hell 140

5 Why The Whistle Went 143

I Dawn: 1961-69 144

1 Ulster referee 144

2 Army referee 146

II Highnoon: 1974-1984 147

1 The road to Ravenhill 147

2 Traumas and trials 151

3 Out west and down under 156

III Long twilight: 1990-2005 160

1 'Another 20 seasons' 160

2 Hugs and punches 163

3 Final whistle 167

6 From Australia To Canada (Via Ballycastle) 170

I Second chance, 1984-89 170

1 'Not many of your sort' 170

2 Chief Executive of MSSNSW 173

II Life as caregiver 178

1 Ballycastle 178

2 Mobility, more or less 182

3 Divorce 185

III The Church of Ireland revisited, 1998-2008 187

1 Synods, Colleges and Cathedrals 187

2 A History of the Church of Ireland, 1691-2001 190

IV Canada 2002-08 195

1 Comings and goings 195

2 Oh Canada! 197

Hip surgery 199

3 Immigration impasse - again 202

4 'Energy and aura of joy' 204

Finale 208

Appendix Speech at ACC-5,1981 211

Index 213

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