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School Class at

James Clark School

St Leonard's, Edinburgh

1955

A school class at James Cark School, St Leonards, 1955

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Ballantyne, Boswall Edinburgh.                                                  Photographer not known

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   A school class at James Cark School, St Leonards, 1955

 

James Clark School

Names

Thank you to John Ballantyne who lived in Arthur Street, Dumbiedykes and now lives in Boswall, Edinburgh, for allowing me to reproduce the photograph above.

John tells me that this photograph would would have been taken in 1955 and that the pupils in it would have attended James Clark School from 1953 to 1956.

Thank you, John, providing the names of several of the pupils.  These are shown in red on the table below.

August 31, 2007.

More Names

Thank you to Ron Scott, now living in Australia, for looking over the photo with George Hay and coming up with many of the missing names.  Thank you Ron and George for telling me several more names of the pupils in the photo.  These are shown in green on the table below.

January 14, 2008

Two More Names

Thank you to Neil Daniel, now living in Ceres, Fife, Scotland for telling me several more names of the pupils in the photo - including his own name!  These are shown in blue on the table below.

July 21, 2009

Anybody Else?

If you recognise anybody else on this photograph, please e-mail me.

Thank you.

 

James Clark School

Names:  left to right in each row

 

Back Row

Middle Row

Front Row

1

Jimmy Holgate

?

Allan Costello

2

Sam Hewitt

Neil Danniel

Frankie White

3

John Ballantyne

?

Billy Nicholson

4

Rab Reid

Vittorio (Victor) Pacitti

Harry Robertson ***
Or is it Ronald Robertson?  (No!)

5

G Markland?

George Valance

Billy Rennie

6

?

Robert Skinner

Ronald Scott

7

George Lawson

Ernie McLaren

Dougie Cannon

8

Andrew Gray

Jimmy Downie

Jimmy Boyd

9

George Cunningham

Charlie Foley

George Johnstone *

10

 

Ken Johnstone *

 

Acknowledgements

Thank you for providing the names above:

RED NAMES:  John Ballantyne.   

GREEN NAMES:  Ron Scott and George Hay.

Ron adds: "The spelling of the names of the Johnstone cousins may be wrong."

BLUE NAMES:  Neil Danniel

*** Peter Quinn commented  "This boy looks like my uncle, Ronald Robertson." 
He then wrote again after checking with the family and told me:  "In fact, it's not Ronald, although the likeness is amazing.".

 

 

James Clark School Photos

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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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