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School Class at

James Clark School

St Leonard's

Key

Key

A school class at James Cark School, St Leonards, around 1966  -  key top the photo

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jean Rae, Southside, Edinburgh

 

James Clark's School

St Leonard's

James Clark's School in St Leonard's Lane was on the high ground at the edge of Holyrood Park, opposite Salisbury Crags.  The school has now closed and has been converted to housing.

Thank you to Jean Rae for sending me this photograph a class at the school, and for providing the names of most of the pupils in the class.

This photo was taken in the Assembly Hall.  There had also been other pupils in  the class earlier in the year, but several had left the school at the age of fifteen by the time that this photo was taken in January 1966.

I did not discover the names of two of the pupils in this photo until the photo was displayed at a James Clark School exhibition held at the Nelson Hall in August 2008.  The photo was displayed at this exhibition.  The names of pupils 13 and 15 were provided by visitors to that exhibition.

Then Lynda Cadney (née McRae), No 15 on this photo and now living in Epping, Essex, England, emailed me on April 11, 2009, to tell me that a correction was needed to the names of Nos 15 and 16.  I've now made the correction.  Thank you Linda.

Back Row

(left to right)

1

Fay Grieve

2

Dalia McCallum

3

Jean Aithie

4

?

5

Lynda Clark

Middle Row

(left to right)

6

Jeanette Scott

7

Billy Gracie

8

Alex Black

9

?

10

... Dobie

11

George Brown

12

Marion Scott

Front Row

(left to right)

13

Evelyn Forbes

14

Cathy Murray

15

Linda McRae

16

Pat Armit

17

Joan Aitken

18

Elizabeth Walker

19

Eva Kennedy

 

 

James Clark's School

Earlier Photos?

If you have any earlier photos or memories of Jimmy Clark's school, please e-mail me.

Thank you:    - Peter Stubbs

Maureen Simkanin (née MacDonald writes:

"I was raised in Richmond Place right near the Dispensary.  My maiden name was Maureen MacDonald and I went to Jimmie Clark School in the early 50's.

 I would give my right arm to be able to get in touch with any of my old school pals."

Maureen Simkanin:  April 2007

 

 

Remove the key

   A school class at James Clerk School, St Leonards, around 1966 ©

 

 

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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