Canonmills School



Canonmills school class photograph  -  1945

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jim Callender, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.                          [photographer not known]




Jim Callender

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to Jim Callender for sending me this photo.

Jim wrote:


"In this 1945 photo of the Canonmills school class, I am in the back row middle.  The teacher's name was Miss Gregg.

I was born at 47 Broughton Road, Edinburgh in 1934. I also attended Bellevue High School until I was 14 .  Then we moved to Broomhouse at Sighthill where I finished my schooling at Carrickvale School."


I served my apprenticeship as a Joiner with David Paterson and Sons on Gorgie Road and left to come to Canada in 1954 when I was 20.


I know live in Nanaimo, British Columbia on Vancouver Island so am delighted to see some of my old haunts on the web site."

Jim Callender, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada: April 9, 2007




Andy Merrylees

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Andy Merrylees, like Jim Callender, now lives in British Columbia.

Andy wrote:

School Class

"I think that one of my father's younger sisters is in the photo of the Canonmills school class."

Andy Merrylees, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada: April 9, 2007




Eddie Duffy

Fox Covert, Edinburgh

Thank you to Eddie Duffy who wrote:

School Class

"My sister just found this photo on the EdinPhoto site.

Canonmills School Class - 1945 ©

We are sure that our Mother - Helen Duffy (née Robertson) - is the girl in the front row far left

The timescale all fits

She would have been about 10 years of age in 1945.

-  She lived in Canonmills at the tenement stair on the corner of Warriston Road and Canonmills.

This is great, as we do not have any photos of my Mum when she was this age.   Thanks to Jim Callender for this."

Eddie Duffy, Fox Covert, Edinburgh:  July 3, 2012


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