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Canongate Girls' Club

Around 1956

Canongate Girls' Club  -  around 1958

©  Scott Brothers.   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sheila Cull, (née Clark), Barrack Heights, NSW, Australia

 

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    Canongate Girls' Club  -  around 1958 ©

 

Canongate Girls' Club

Recollections - 1

Thank you to Sheila Cull (née Clark), now living in Australia for allowing me to reproduce the photograph above, and for providing names of several of the girls in this photo.  See the list at the bottom of this page.

Sheila wrote:

"I am guessing that the date of this photo is about 1958 and the girls were from the Canongate Girls' Club. I have no idea who took this photograph."

Sheila Cull (née Clark), Barrack Heights, NSW,Australia:  September 30, 2007

 

Canongate Girls' Club

Recollections - 2

Thank you to Bobby Waugh now living in Gympie, Queensland, Australia for providing further details.

Bobby  wrote:

"This picture must have been taken around 1956. The girl in the centre, leaning on the bicycle, is CATRINA DUFFUS. Catrina and I were married in 1958. (We have since divorced.) 

FRANCIS McDONALD, 2nd from right, married Ronnie Rooney who was in the Canongate Boys Choir as I was.  They went to Canada.  Unfortunately, Francis died in 2006

Maybe this little bit of info will jog other people's memories"

Bobby Waugh: near Gympie, Queensland, Australia:  November 16, 2007

 

Canongate Girls' Club

Recollections - 3

Thank you to Karen Wheeler for providing further details.

Karen wrote:

"The girl in the tennis whites, holding the tennis racket (9, below) is actually my mum, EILEEN ELLIOT.

She married Albert Wheeler from Leith in 1958. They live in England in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and will be celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 8 February. 

Mum and Ron Rooney grew up together and are still very close cousins.  Ron married FRAN McDONALD (11).

Mum's brother, Eric Elliot married JAN FOLEY  who looks like the girl on Fran's right with the golf bag.  [But see 4 below.]

Mum has a copy of this photograph at home, but she has no idea who took the photo."

Karen Wheeler:  January 9, 2008

 

Canongate Girls' Club

Recollections - 4

Thank you to Archie Foley who replied to Karen's comments above

Archie wrote:

"Karen Wheeler's suggestion for the identity of  the girl  with the golf clubs (11) is not correct.

 My sister, Janette, also has a copy of this photo, but she is not the girl with the golf bag in the photo."

Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh:  January 11, 2008

 Canongate Girls' Club

Recollections - 5

Thank you to Eileen Wheeler, née Elliot, who wrote:

"My daughter, Karen, drew my attention to this photograph of the Canongate Girls Club.

 I can tell you that girl No. 1 is Gladys McVicar and girl No. 2 in bathing costume is Pat Kent.

I'll get in touch with my cousin in Edinburgh and try and identify some of the others as yet unnamed."

Eileen Wheeler (née Elliot):  September 8, 2008

 

Canongate Girls' Club

Names

Thank you to Sheila Cull for identifying  these girls.

Thank you to Bobby Waugh for identifying  these girls.

Thank you to Karen Wheeler for identifying  this girl.

Thank you to Eileen Wheeler for identifying  these girls.

The girls are (from left to right, with No 7 leaning on the bicycle):

  1.  Gladys McVicar

  2.  Pat Kent

  3.  Wilma Christie

  4.  Margaret Howie

  5.  ?

  6.  Yvonne McLennan

  7.  Catrina Duffus

  8.  Sheila Clark

  9.  Eileen Elliott

10.   Francis McDonald

11.  ?

 Acknowledgements:

Sheila Cull : September 30, 2007
 Bobby Waugh:  November 16, 2007
Karen Wheeler:  January 9, 2008
Eileen Wheeler (née Ellis): September 8, 2008

If you recognise any of the other girls in this photo, please e-mail me to let me know.  If you know who took this photo, please tell me so that I can try to contact them.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs:  October 1, 2007

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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