Couper Street Training School, Leith
Ferranti Apprentices - 1952
Selex Galileo, UK. Reproduced with acknowledgement to Selex
and to Christopher Wood, Kelso, Borders, Scotland, for providing this photo.
near Kelso, Borders, Scotland
Thank you to Christopher Wood for sending me this
photo taken in 1952, the year that Ferranti Ltd took over the Ground Floor of
cooper Street School for their Apprentice School.
"The intake in those days was enormous and there
were over 100 apprentices there. This photograph can only be appreciated on a
larger scale and individuals identified with certainty when magnified."
remember the canteen had only one dish on its menu - stew. However, some
of the boys from poorer backgrounds came back for second helpings with great
enthusiasm, so the place catered for the minds and bodies alike.
Christopher Wood, near Kelso, Borders, Scotland: May 27, 2011
Please click on the thumbnail image below to see a
later photograph and to read recollections of Ferranti apprentices: