Class 2G -
Yerbury: Reproduced with
acknowledgement to the Yerbury family.
Thank you Gordon Keddie,
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, for providing this photo.
Gordon later went on to teach Biology at Trinity Academy, 1967-70.
cross-legged on the ground at the right. In the middle, also cross-legged,
is my best pal of those days, Bob ("Curly") Lamond, now a natural gas
tycoon in Calgary Alberta.
I was the youngest in the class
and he the smallest. We had no self-esteem problems on that account
- there's 'guid gear in sma' bulk'."
When Gordon sent me the
photograph above, he added:
"The photo I wish I had was
a panoramic photo of the whole school with the staff and the Duke of
Edinburgh on his visit to mark the Tercentenary of the school in 1959.
I dissected a rat for the Prince
in the Biology class and answered a question about it's innards. Poor
royals, I thought, they have to show they are interested in everybody and
every mundane thing every day in life!"
Gordon J Keddie,
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA: September 22, 2008
About four years after sending
the photograph above to me, Gordon sent me this photo of his class at
Bruntsfield Primary School, taken in 1952.
Bruntsfield Primary School
"1952 was the only year
between 1950 and 1956 that class photos were taken at Bruntsfield Primary,
as far as I know.2
"Even when I went
there were only two photos taken of our class between 1956 and 1962, this
one and one of class VI in 1961-62.
However, there was also a panoramic photo of
the whole school taken in 1959, marking the school's Tercentenary -
with the Duke of Edinburgh in the centre
I never had a copy of that photo, but I
remember Prince Philip asking me about my dissection of a rat
earlier in that day."
Gordon J Keddie,
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA: December 31, 2012