Murrayburn School

Sighthill

Around 1944

Murrayburn School Class, Sighthill -  around 1944

Reproduced with acknowledgement Ian Thomson, Lake Maquarie , New South Wales, Australia.             Photographer not named

 

Murrayburn School

Thank you to Ian Thomson for sending me this photograph of Murrayburn School, Sighthill.

Ian wrote:

"This is a photo was taken during the 1940s at Murrayburn School, Sighthill.

Half the class, like myself, came from Carrick Knowe.  I wonder where they all are now  -  all over the world?

I am in the back row, 4 from the right.  Exteme right is Malcolm MacSween, my bike pal in the Youth Hostels.  There are also two sets of twins in the photo."

Ian Thomson, New South Wales, Australia:  November 17 + December 10, 2007

Here is another class photograph from Murrayburn School, this one taken about six years later:

Around 1950

   

If you know which year this photo was taken or who took it please e-mail me.

Thank you.

-  Peter Stubbs:  December 12, 2007.

 

Murrayburn School Class

Thank you to Ian Thomson for writing again, telling me the names of many of the pupils in this photo:

Murrayburn School Class, Sighthill -  around 1944

Ian wrote:

"With the help of my school pal, Malcolm MacSween,  I've been  able to put some names to this photo.

They are (left to right):

 

BACK ROW

MIDDLE ROW

FRONT ROW

1.

Innes Nisbet

James Humble

Isobel Henderson

2.

? McMillan

? ?

Winnie Henderson

3.

Sandy Jack

? Black

? ?

4.

Robert Hume,

? ?

? ?

5.

Syd Shepherd

? ?

Lily Shaw

6.

Ewan Cameron

Agnes Small

Betty Souness

7.

Gus Lamb

Rebecca ?

Sheila Todd

8.

Jimmy Murray

Betty Taylor

Isobel Cowan

9.

? Jenkins

Molly ?

? ?

10.

Ian Thomson

? ?

? Shannon

11.

? McKenzie

? Brown

Nora Lethany

12.

John Preston

? Archer

Pat Lethany

13.

Malcolm MacSween

Miss Grant

Gloria Jones

"

Ian added:

"It would be good if a classmate should fill in some of the '?'s.

-  Isobel and Winnie Henderson were twins.

-  Nora and Pat Lethany were twins.

-  Sheila Todd lived two doors away from me.

-  Agnes Small lived in the same street as me.

-  Lily Shaw lived in the farm between Carrick Knowe and Sighthill, long since gone.

-  Malcolm MacSween met Syd Shepherd in the Army in Hong Kong.

-  Innes Nisbet came to Aussie: last heard of in New Zealand

-  Sandy Jack died as a young man.

-  My pal, Malcolm MacSween, passed away a few months ago in Kinlochleven."

Ian Thomson, New South Wales, Australia:  February 19+20, 2009

 

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