Senior Class -
"I recently got the photograph that I had
long sought. It shows the senior class of
Dr Bells in 1946 just prior to dispersing to Secondary Schools.
The class was in attendance
at Dr Bell's from August 1939, a month
before the outbreak of the War until 1946, a
year after the war ended.
I am on the extreme right in the front row.
The photograph is unusual in that it shows our teacher, Miss Gellatly, our
headmaster, Mr Barrie and our school janitor, Mr Campbell.
The number of children was 39 and only the
teacher, no helpers as is nowadays. Teachers would have a fit now if
they had such a figure to teach without help.
I pride myself in that I can put a name to all
in the photo."
Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland: November 11, 2007