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School Class at

Flora Stevenson's
Primary School

and

Drylaw
Primary School

Photo

1.

Flora Stevenson's Primary School

Primary 1  -  1954

A Class at Flora Stevenson's School, Comely Bank, Edinburgh  -  1954

©  Norman Watson, Professional Photographer, Edinburgh.      Reproduced with acknowledgement to Carrie Robertson, Edinburgh

Photo

2.

The same class the following year

Drylaw Primary School

Primary 2  -  1955

A Class at Flora Stevenson's School, Comely Bank, Edinburgh  -  1954

©  Wilson S Groat, Professional Photographer, Edinburgh.      Reproduced with acknowledgement to Carrie Robertson, Edinburgh

 

Enlarge these two Photos

   A Class at Flora Stevenson's School, Comely Bank, Edinburgh  -  1954 ©

   Flora Stevenson Primary School Class, 1954 ©

 

Recollections

1.

Carrie Robertson

Edinburgh

Thank you to Carrie Robertson for sending me the two photos above.

Carrie wrote:

Flora Stevenson Primary School

"The first photo above is of a class at Flora Stevenson Primary School at Comely Bank, Edinburgh, taken in 1954."

Drylaw Primary School

"The second photo above is of the same class, one year later, at Drylaw Primary School.

At first, there wasn’t a Primary School for the new Council Estate at Drylaw, so we started at Flora’s, then moved on to Drylaw.

Drylaw soon became too small, so Groathill was built for the Wester Drylaw children.

Carrie Robertson, Edinburgh;  27 + 29 August, 2013

Two Primary Schools

Thank you for your explanation of how the class moved from one school to the other.  That was helpful.  I'd not have ben able to work it out for myself!

They appear to have had larger classes in the 1950s that we've become accustomed to now.  There are 39 children in the first photo and 43 in the second photo above.

 Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh, 29 August, 2013

 

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