Admiralty Street, Leith
Reproduced with acknowledgement
to Bert Rutherford, Australia
. Photographer not known
Couper Street Primary School
Thank you to Bert Rutherford,
Australia for providing this photo.
"This school photo was taken in
1947 at Couper Street Primary School in Admiralty Street, Leith. I was
five years old when the photo was taken."
"My wife and I migrated from
Edinburgh, me from sunny Leith, my wife from Lochend/Craigentinny.
got married in January,1965, and migrated on 13 June, 1965. We now
live in Melbourne, Australia."
"Two years ago, I met this chap,
Tom Day, at a dance in Melbourne.
We heard each other's accent and
started talking. We worked out that we both used to live in
Commercial Street, Leith; we were both born in June 1942; and we both
started at Couper Street, School.
He said, he had a school photo
taken in 1947. He emailed it to me and told me he was standing on
the far left, and I was 4th from the left. It's the only school
photo that I have."
Bert Rutherford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:
March 25 + 31 and April 1, 2008
I have been able to do a little restoration to this photo, but have not
been able to replace the face of the boy, 3rd from left, whose face has
been completely lost.
- Peter Stubbs: April 10, 2008