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Royal High School

Rugby Team

1958-59

 

Royal High School  -  First XV  -  1958-59

Royal High school rugby team - 1958-59

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Royal High School Edinburgh

This photograph appeared in the school magazine, Schola Regia, in 1959.

 

Polton Farm

Owner:  Willie Pringle

For several weeks, Matt Rooney, now living in Ayrshire, Scotland, has been attempting to discover more about these early photographs of Polton Farm near Edinburgh.

Matt used to visit the farm as a child.

The Cabbage Field

  A Lantern slide by A H Baird, Edinburgh  -  Polton Farm, The Cabbage Field

Potato Workers

  A Lantern slide by A H Baird, Edinburgh  -  Polton Farm, The Cabbage Field

Farm Workers

  A Lantern slide by A H Baird, Edinburgh  -  Polton Farm, The Cabbage Field

 

RHS Rugby Player

James W Pringle

Brian Gourlay, now living in Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland wrote:

"I've been reading the developing story of Polton Farm with great interest, particularly now that Matt Rooney has mentioned the farm owner was Willie Pringle.

A classmate of mine at the Royal High School between 1954 and 1960 was a James W Pringle who came for Polton. If my memory serves me well, he lived at Polton Farm and I think he was maybe the farmer's son (his middle initial could well be for William). He was never called James, or Jim or Jimmy. Throughout his entire time at school, he was always just known as 'Polton'.

James Pringle certainly lived at Polton, as he used to get off the bus at the Polton road end with Lasswade Road, when we returned from playing rugby against the Borders' schools.

As I recall, 'Polton' was a pretty good, swift winger.   He is the second player from the left in the back row of this 1958/59 Royal High 1st XV photo."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  May 31, 2006

 

Teacher

Phil Wilson

Thank you to Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, who wrote:

"The bald teacher on the right in Bryan Gourlay's team photo is 'Curly Bill' Mitchell.  He had a very tall son, David, with a shock of golden-fair hair."

Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Scotland:  January 15, 2007

 

Rugby Team Photo

David Webster wrote:

Watson Pringle

"My clear recollection is that James Watson Pringle was never really known as James.  He always went as 'Watson Pringle'.

I can also identify others in the photograph of the Royal High Rugby Team that includes Watson Pringle.

  Royal High school rugby team - 1958-59

Rector, Dr Imrie

On the left side, when looking at the photo, is the Rector of the School, Doctor Imrie

Curly Mitchell

On the right is 'Curly Mitchell', Head of PE - Royal High School at Regent Road. His nick name  was well known around the school and he was also well titled for that shiny bald patch.

If you were ever asked to report to Curly's room for some misdemeanour, it was more than likely you would 'get the slipper' - he stood no nonsense.

He kept himself very fit and could be seen most days running about the school in his track suit and gym shoes! (no designer trainers in those days) and was an example to many of us on fitness.

He played regularly in the annual Masters Rugby Team against the boys at Jock's Lodge.  There were many issues addressed during these games!

David Webster:  December 25, 2009

 

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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