Castle Hill

Primary School

This is Charles Paterson's Class.   He attended the school from 1945 to 1950

School Class at Cartle Hill School.  This is Charlie Paterson's class.  He was a pupilat Castle Hill School from 1945 to 1950.  Whhich year was this photo taken?

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Charles Paterson, Livingston, West Lothian                                      Photographer not named

 

 

Recollections

1.

Charles (Charlie) Paterson

Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Charles Paterson for sending me this photo of his class.  Charlie attended Castle Hill School from 1945 to 1950.  What year would this photo have been taken?

Charlie wrote:

School Class

"I'm in the front row in this photo, 3rd from the left.  There are also 18 others that I can name in this photo, including John McColl."

Charles (Charlie) Paterson, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland:
Message posted in EdinPhoto Guestbook, May 17, 2013 + email May 19, 2012.

More Names

Update

Thanks for sending the photo and for your comments.  If you let me know who the 18 others that you mention are, and where they are in the photo, I'll add that to this page on the web site..

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 20, 2013

 

Recollections

2.

Charles (Charlie) Paterson

Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Charles Paterson for sending a quick response to my request above for the names of the other 18 pupils in this photo.

Charles replied on May 20, 2013, providing the names.  I've now included them in the table below.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 20, 2013

 

Castlehill School

    School Class at Cartle Hill School.  This is the class of a pupil who attended the school from 1945 to 1950

 

Back Row

2nd Row
(next to back)

3rd Row
(next to front)

Front Row

1.

John McColl Helen Downs   ?   ?

2.

Edward Fisher   ? Rena McLarty Alan Cross

3.

Ronald Plews Sarah Madden   ? Charles Paterson

4.

John Foster Maureen Beasly Phylicity ? Andrew Mitchell

5.

   ?   ?   ? Walter McGrouther

6.

  ? Helen Brown   ?  

7.

Jim Currie
Kenneth Hamilton
Anne Valance   ?  

8

John McGlashen   ? Helen Boyle  

9

  Nora Oliver    

Acknowledgements

Charles (Charlie) Paterson, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland
Jim Currie, West Lothian, Scotland:  9 Jan 2017

 

Recollections

3.

Jim Currie

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Thank you to Charles Paterson for sending me this photo of his class.  Charlie attended Castle Hill School from 1945 to 1950.  What year would this photo have been taken?

Photo   ... At last!

"After all these years, I do believe in miracles. The 1945-50 class picture  above, sent by Charles Paterson is what I have been looking for since my first e-mail to you.
(That was in March 2008.  -  Peter Stubbs.)

It shows me in the back row 2nd from the right.  I can't tell you how tickled I was when I came across it recently.  Please give my thanks to Charles."                 (I'll do that.  -  Peter Stubbs.)

 My Book

"As I mentioned in an earlier e-mail I've written a book called 'Balkymor, The Talipes Effect'.  It is available on-line at  Friesenpress Publishing and/or Amazon.

The book deals with my early years during the 2nd World War in Bo'ness and Edinburgh and my time at Castlehill School while dealing with a 'club foot',  interacting with teachers Dr Low and Miss Moffat.

The book follows my life:

-  moving from Royal Mile area to Broomhouse
-  then to Stevenson Drive, and Carrickvale School
-  going to work
-  getting married
-  moving to Canada
-  getting involved in petrochemical industry
-  spending 7 years in Saudi Arabia during Gulf War
-  travelling the world
-  and retiring in Sarnia Ontario where my kids
   and grandkids were born and raised

Unfortunately my grand daughter, Kelly, was born with 2 club feet and it was her fighting spirit that inspired me to write the book.

It would be great, Peter, if you could get this story 'out there' in Scotland,  I'm sure there could be some interested former friends and school mates who would enjoy the read."

Jim Currie, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada:   9 January 2016

Reply to Jim Currie

If you'd like to send a reply to Jim, please email me to let me know.  Then I'll pass on Jim's email address to you.

Jim Currie, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada:   9 January 2016

 

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