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Recollections

Granton Primary School Class Photograph

1962

A Granton School Class  -  1962

A school class at Granton School in 1962.

©  Norman Watson.      Thank you also to Grant King, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, for supplying the copy of this photograph.

 

Granton Primary School

1962

Thank you to Grant King, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (who has previously sent me his recollections of Granton Harbour) for sending me this photograph of his class at Granton Primary School in 1962

The pupils in this photo are (left to right):

 

BACK ROW

3rd ROW

(Row next to back)

2nd ROW

(Row next to front)

FRONT ROW

1.

John Aitken

Robert McCrindle

Ronnie McCrindle

Janet Brien,

Ronnie Macrindle

Ronnie ?

2.

Gordon Cullen

Grant King,

 Patricia Evans

John Oswald)

3.

Billy Henderson

Patricia Thomson

Jeana Nimmo

Gina Nimmo

Douglas Archibald

4.

Alan Fairgrieve

Pamela Terris

Pamela Anderson (?)

Catherine Venters

George Laird

5.

Alan Paterson

Colin Smart (?)

Linda Shields

Lorraine Johnstone

Alan Georgeson

6.

Norman Cochran

Evelyn Baxter

Evelyn Ross

Fay Blackie

Faye Blackie

Robert Buchanan

Rab ?

7.

John Lamb

Arlene Colbron

June Graham

Edward Griffin

Brian Griffin

8.

David Meldrum

Jane Alexander

Charlotte Lindsay

 

9.

Mr MacKay
Mr McKay

Alfred Ainslie

Fred Ainslie

Catherine Ramage

 

10.

 

David Macpherson

David ?

Caroline Grieve

 

11.

 

 

Margo Pae

Margo Payne

 

11.

 

 

May Yarrick

 

Thank you to:

Grant King for identifying  those shown in purple above.

-  Berta Edgar (née Yarrick) for identifying those in green above.

-  Brenda Keen (née Griffin) for identifying those in blue above

-  Caroline  Hendry (née Grieve) for all the remaining names above.

Berta added that she is the sister of May Yarrick (2nd row).

Unfortunately May died of cancer in 2007.

Berta believes that Ronnie McCrindle is in fact in the front row.

Raymond Hendry has confirmed this.

 

Acknowledgements: 

Grant King, Aberdeenshire, Scotland:  December 14, 2006

Berta Edgar, Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland:  March 15, 2008

Brenda Keen (née Griffin), Suffolk, England:  November 18, 2010

Caroline Hendry (née Grieve), Boswall, Edinburgh: February 28+29, 2012

 

Around 1950

Here is another photograph of a class at Granton Primary School, with the same building in the background as in the photo at the top of this page.  The photo below was taken around 1950:

A school class at Granton School around 1950 ©

 

Norman Watson

Photographer

I was surprised to see that this photograph was taken by Norman Watson, Penrith, rather than by an Edinburgh photographer or Prophet of Dundee.

I have not been able to trace what has happened to the Norman Watson business.  Did it, perhaps, have some connection with the Edinburgh photographer, Norman Watson who had a studio at 8 Albany Street from 1857 until 1959?

If you can tell me anything about Norman Watson, please e-mail me.

Thank you.  -  Peter Stubbs, December 18, 2006

Thank you to Phil Wilson who replied:

"I've just been reading the page about Granton School with photos, including one taken in 1962 by Norman Watson.

I have one of myself, taken officially at Wardie School, by Norman Watson, Penrith, which I had roughly and quite independently dated 1962.  It looks like he may have gone for, and got, the local contract that year.

The number on the back of my photo in pencil is 12309."

Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland:  March 4, 2007

Recollections

1.

Peter Gardiner

Adelaide, South Australia

Thank you to Peter Gardiner who wrote:

Move from Australia

"After a very different childhood in Australia, I ended up spending a year at Granton Primary School, before moving on to Norton Park Secondary School."

12-year-old

"If you could imagine a 12-year-old arriving from endless blue skies and sun into Granton in November, you may get an idea of the initial shock.

We were a family of 7, jammed into my grandmother's flat on Granton Crescent. After being quizzed on my very first day by a school inspector in, of all places the toilets on Granton Square, I was accused of being a truant, and he came banging on our door."

Unhappy Start

"The school was a nightmare.  For the first time I saw kids belted.  I walked to school in the slush.  The view of smoke from the school dinner block was like a concentration camp.

Within a week i was infested with lice.  I was run down and my face was with cold sores.   Just to cap things off, my mother sent me to school  in plus-4 trousers, and a doctor's bag, which caused great hilarity.  I'm sure many will not forget."

School Bully

"I'll always fondly remember:

Isobel Tulmullio, the girl who stood up for me after I unwittingly accepted a fight from the school bully.

Miss Laidlaw, the great teacher who who persisted with me, despite my being a duck out of water."

School Library

"In the end, the skies brightened and i discovered the school Library.  I worked my way through all of Richmal Crompton's 'William' books and developed an undiminished love of books."

Peter Gardiner, Adelaide, South Australia:  September 1, 2010

Recollections

2.

David MacPherson

Granton, Edinburgh

David MacPherson posted a message in the EdinPhoto Guestbook, saying:

Remember Me?

"I'd like to contact anyone who was in this 1962 Granton Primary School class photo."

A school class at Granton School in 1962 ©

David MacPherson, Granton, Edinburgh:  Message posted in EdinPhoto Guestbook:  29 Sep 2013

 

School Photos

 

 

North Edinburgh

Cramond - Granton - Royston - Trinity -  Wardie

Maps

Granton:  transport map 1932

Granton:  small map 1870

Granton:  large map 1870

Recollections

Cramond:                        from 1940s

Cramond Island:              1970s

Granton:                           1930s   1940s   1950s   1970s

Granton, Trinity, Wardie:  1940s   1950s - 60s   Shops

Lower Granton Road        all dates

Muirhouse                         from 1930s

Pilton:                               1940 bomb

Royston:                            from 1930s

Wardie School:                 1930s    1940s   1950s

                                         1960s    1970s   1980s

History

Granton, Trinity, Wardie:  from 1544

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks