Charles Webb, b. 1933
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Charles Webb, b. 1933


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Track 1: His background in Camden Villas, Dublin, and the circumstances that led to his employment in Trinity College Dublin in 1953, in a career that was to last for forty-five years. Track 2: His role as Porter, the rules, regulations and uniform, and his supervisor, Chief Steward Alexander McCarthy. Track 3: His daily work schedule, which included bell ringing in Chapel, duties in Provost’s House, duties in Dining Hall, serving Commons to the students and ensuring that female students had vacated the college by 6 pm. Track 4: Anecdotes about the first Trinity Ball on campus, keeping curfew on rooms, and an occasion on which he was brought before the Senior Dean, Francis Godfrey, for breach of the female student rule. Track 5: His memories of Provost McConnell and their enduring friendship after the Provost’s retirementTrack 6: Memories of his front gate duties, including his responsibility for the longstanding tradition of carrying a lantern while protecting the Junior Dean on his journey to take Night Roll in the hallway of the Dining Hall. Track 7: Anecdotes about Commencements and memories of carrying the Mace at ceremonial events. Track 8: His impressions of the changes in College in the years since his retirement fourteen years ago, and an anecdote concerning his duties on Night Roll.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore