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Broughton High School

Pipe Band

Around 1950

Broughton High School Pipe Band  -  Around 1950

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to James Munro, SW France                                                           Photographer not known

 

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    Broughton High School Pipe Band  -  Around 1950

 

Pipe Band

Thank you to James Munro for allowing me to reproduce this photo

James  wrote:

Who is in the Photo

"Here is a photo of Broughton School Pipe Band, circa 1950.

One of your correspondents, Graham Simpson of Canada, may be here.  I'm not sure.

One of the respondents to Graham's email to you was Pipe Major Bill Blair (extreme right).

Others in the photo are:

-  The lady, French Teacher, Bessie Somerville (front row).
She organized the band.

-   Drum Major William Mein (on the left)

-   Jardine Denholm (2nd from right)

 Instructors, Mr Gates, pipes (left) and Mr  Toner, drums (right)

James Munro, SW France:  Letter, June 10, 2011

James  added:

"As I remember, our favourite was 'Barren Rocks of Aden'."

James Munro, SW France:  June 30, 2011

Reply

1.

Archie Foley

Joppa, Edinburgh

Thank you to Archie Foley who wrote:

Johnny Harrison

"The boy immediately behind Bessie Somerville is John(ny) Harrison.  He was in my year at school, as was Bill Blair."

Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh:  June 30, 2011

 

Reply

2.

John Richardson

Chilcompton, Somerset, England

Thank you to John Richardson who wrote:

John McKenzie

"The boy in the centre of the back row is John McKenzie.  He was in the same class as Bill Blair and myself.

The band started around 1949.  We played at the Sports Day in the summer.  I can remember playing the pipes with Bill at the Third Year Dance near the end of the year.

Incidentally neither John McKenzie or I were Bessie's favourite pupils, but when we started in the band things changed somewhat.

I'd be delighted if anybody who may remember me could make contact"

Other Bands

"I left school in January 1950, but carried on playing in bands for a few years afterIn fact when I started my National service in the RAF in 1955, I joined the RAF band and so avoided square bashing !!"

John Richardson, Chilcompton, Somerset, Engalnd:  December 31, 2011

Reply to John Richardson?

If you'd like to send a reply to John Richardson, please email me, then I'll give you his contact details.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 1, 2012

 

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