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School Class at

Flora Stevenson's School

Comely Bank

c.1954

A Class at Flora Stevenson's School, Comely Bank, Edinburgh  -  1954

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Isabel Baker (née Munro), USA                                                     Photographer Norman Watson

 

Recollections

1.

Robert Baker and

Isabel Baker (née Munro)

Brooklyn, Connecticut, USA

Flora Stevenson's School  -  c.1954

Thank you to Robert Baker for sending me this photograph is of a class at Flora Stevenson's School, Comely Bank, Edinburgh, taken around 1954.

The photo belongs to Robert's wife,  Isabel Baker (née Munro).

Acknowledgement:  Isabel Baker (née Munro), Brooklyn, Connecticut, USA:  May 9, 2008

 

Recollections

2.

Ian Murray

Thank you Ian Murray who saw this photo, and wrote:

That's Me!

"I'm the wee smiling boy bottom right hand corner.  My wife is Barbara Scott next row up 3rd from left in the dark pinafore dress.  We still live in Edinburgh."

Pupils

"The other pupils that I recognise in this photo are:

 -  Alan Headspeath

-  Allan Kelly

-  Alfie Mitchieson

-  Derek Ulke

-  Tam Abbot

-  Brian Sandilands (dec.)

-  Sidney Maitland, who had a gird (hoop).

-  Andy Flockhart

-  Stan Sutherland

-  Tam Cairns

-  Anne Clabbie

-  Sonia Stacy

-  Marlene McLeod

-  Sadie Harrison

-  Linda Orr

-  Ann Blythe

As I am writing this other names are coming to us. no doubt I've got some wrong"

Teacher

"The teacher was Miss / Mrs Smith.

The teacher after her, who took us to the 'Qualy' was Miss Olive Inglis.  We gave her a powder compact when we left."

Bussed from Drylaw

"We were bussed every day from the White Church in Drylaw (where we were married in 1968).

We were put in the huts out the back of the school, the there was no integration between us & the posh kids.

The playground was boy / girl segregated."

Ian Murray, Edinburgh:  August 18, 2008

 

Recollections

3.

Robert Baker

Brooklyn, Connecticut, USA

Robert Baker was a former member of the USAF at RAF at Kirknewton, near Edinburgh, in the early 1960s, wrote.  He wrote:

Isabel Munro

"The photo at the top of this page belongs to my wife.  I can name some more pupils in the photo.

They are:

2nd ROW, 2nd from left:  Isabel Munro (now my wife) from Drylaw.

3rd ROW, 2nd from right:  Christine Cadger

3rd ROW, far right:  Nancy Bain

Robert Baker, Brooklyn, Connecticut, USA: August 20, 2008.

 

Recollections

4.

Liz Miller

Jersey, Channel Islands

Thank you to Liz Miller who wrote:

Isabel Munro

"I think the boy in the back row, 3rd from the teacher, could be my cousin, Ian Stafford."

Liz Miller, Jersey, Channel Islands:  September 2, 2009

 

Recollections

5.

Mike Headspeath

Thank you to Mike Headspeath, formerly of Drylaw, Edinburgh for posting this message in the EdinPhoto guest book.

Mike wrote:

Alan Headspeath

"I received an e mail from my cousin in Towoomba, Australia.  She pointed out the my brother, Alan Headspeath, is mentioned above.

I've examined the photo and I can confirm, without hesitation:

BOTTOM ROW, 1st left:  Alan Headspeath

I, myself, went to Ainsley Park School several years later.

Mike Headspeath:  Message posted in EdinPhoto web site:  June 27, 2010

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks