Royston Primary School

Royston School  -  Around 1946

A photograph  by Prophet of a class at Preston Street School around 1950-51

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Thomson, New South Wales, Australia.                                       Photographer not named


Ian Thomson

New South Wales. Australia


Here is a class of over 40 children.  They have taken their rug outside with them to have their photo taken.  The year is 1946.

Thank you to Ian Thomson, New South Wales, Australia for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

Ian writes:

"Here is a postcard-size photo of Royston Primary School.

My wife, Betty Kernan, is in the 2nd back row, 5th from the left.

A short walk from West Granton Road took her to school."

Ian Thomson, New South Wales, Australia:  February 16, 2008


Irene Kirkwood (née Bryce)

Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Irene Kirkwood (née Bryce) for leaving this message in the EdinPhoto Guest Book.

Irene wrote:

"I have lived in Livingston since 1971 and would like to refer to the photograph of Royston Primary School class of 1946 sent in by Ian Thomson, New South Wales, Australia.

I remember Ian's wife, Betty Kernan, who was in the same class as myself.  I am first in the second front row

The teacher's name was Miss Eunson, who married later and went to live in Kingussie if I remember correctly."

Irene Kirkwood (née Bryce), Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland:  February 17, 2008

Here is an earlier photo of Betty Kernan:

Rose Kernan and Family ©


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