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Torphichen Street School

1906

Year Six at Torphichen Street School, Edinburgh  -  1906

Year Six at TorphichenStreet School, Edinburgh - 1906

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ed Thomson, Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland

 

Torphichen Street School

Thank you to Ed Thomson for sending the photograph above.

Ed wrote:

Torpichen Street School

"Here is the photo of  year six at Torpichen Street School in 1906.   The male teacher is Mr. Downie who was my late Father's teacher.  My Father is standing next to him in the second back row.

At that time my Father lived at 4 Rosebery Crescent (basement!) and was 12 years old. He joined the North British Railway as a Toll Keeper in 1909 at Port Hamilton on the Union Canal.  Apart from Military Service in the Royal Artillery during WWI. he was a railwayman for over 50 years.

Wardie School

"Mr Downie was the first Headmaster at Wardie School and it was a great surprise to my father and myself when I was enrolled at Wardie Primary in 1934!

Headmaster at Wardie School was Mr Downie's last appointment.  He retired before World War II broke out and he was succeeded by Mr Vickers.

Ed Thomson, Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland:  November 20, 2006

 

Reply

1.

Margaret Young

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

I did not expect to receive a reply to a 1906 photo, but  M Young wrote:

Torphichen Street School

1906

"I'm researching the family of my mother, Catherine Grace Ketchin, born 1899.  The family moved from Fala village to Edinburgh in 1904, where my mother attended Torphichen Street School and won a prize there in 1906.  She would have been 7 years old then.  The infant mistress at that time was a M.E. Alexander

I found this photo of Year 6 at Torphichen Street Primary school on the EdinPhoto web site and would like to find more photos of the school classes and a photo of the school building.

Year Six at TorphichenStreet School, Edinburgh - 1906

My mother later attended Boroughmuir School and then Edinburgh University, graduating MB CHb in 1922/23, after which she did two tours at the Scottish Mission Hospital in Tiberias, Palestine.

Margaret Young, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  March 27, 2012

 

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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.

 

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