Canongate Boys' Club

Cricket XI

1950s

Canongate Boys' Club  -  Cricket XI  -  1950s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Johnni. Stanton, Craigmillar, Edinburgh                                            Photogrpaher not known

Canongate Boys' Club  -  Cricket XI

1950s

Thank you to Johnni Stanton, Craigmillar, Edinburgh, for sending me this photograph.

Johnni wrote:

Canongate Scouts

"My late step-father was a photographer in his teens, working for Dalkeith Advertiser, before turning to engineering.  For him,  photography was a life-long passion, and he was an avid collector of photos.

Here is a photo of Canongate Scouts that I found in his  collection. I've never seen it before, and don't know where he got it.   Perhaps it could go into your archives, and you can see if any of the people were known to any of your other readers."

Johnni Stanton, Craigmillar, Edinburgh:  September 15, 2008

Question

Do you recognise anybody in this photo, or can tell me anything else about the photo?  If so, please email me.

Thank you.  -  Peter Stubbs,  September 22, 2008.

Update

Thank you to John Kinnaird, Oakville, Ontario, Canada for supplying all the names.  See Answer 2 below

Peter Stubbs,  September 22, 2008.

 

Answer

1.

Canongate Cricket XI

1950s

Thank you to Ian Wood for identifying this as a Cricket XI

Ian wrote:

Canongate Scouts

"Although I was not in this picture I did play for the Club at that time but unfortunately was usually either 11th man or score keeper.  I must have been score keeper on that day.  Ha! Ha!

I was a member of the Canongate Kirk Choir and Boys Club in the 50's before emigrating to Canada in 1961."

Ian Wood, Ottawa, Canada:  January 7, 2009

Thank you to Ian for also sending me this photograph of Canongate Kirk Boys' Club Basketball Team, taken in the late 1950s.  Ian is second from the left on the back row in this photo.

Canongate Kirk Boys' Club  -  Basketball Team

 

Answer

2.

Canongate Cricket XI

c.1951

Thank you to John Kinnaird, now living in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, for telling me that he believes that this photo would have been taken around 1951.

John wrote:  "My father, James Kinnaird is on the back row of this photo."

Names

Canongate Kirk Boys' Club  -  Cricket XI  -  1950s

Thank you to John for also giving me the names of all the others in this photo.  See below

From
left

Back Row

Middle Row

Front Row

1

Dr Selby Wright

William Pinkerton

J Pringle Fisher

2

James Kinnaird

George Cuthbert

Ronald Rooney

3

John Hood

William Reid

 

4

James Beaumont

Harry Richmond

 

5

Archibald Young

James Robertson

 

6

Leslie Christie
scorekeeper

Ronald Watson

 

7

 

John Bennet

 

Acknowledgement:  John Kinnaird, Oakville, Ontario, Canada:  August 19, 2009

 

Recollections

 

 

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