Kirknewton

Four children outside McNaught's store

1959

Four Children outside McNaught's store, 1959

  Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA, formerly based at RAF Kirknewton, near Edinburgh

 

Four Children at Kirknewton

Thank you to Al Lorentzen for sending me this photo taken in 1959 at Kirknewton, near Edinburgh.  Al was based at RAF Kirknewton:

Al wrote:

"I saw these kids going into the Kirknewton store after school one spring day in 1959.  They'd be in their 60's now.  Always wondered how their life's turned out."

Al Lorentzen, Inverness Illinois, USA, formerly based at RAF Kirknewton, near Edinburgh

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Four Children outside McNaught's store, 1959

Reply to Al?

If you recognise any of these children,  or perhaps even know where they might be now, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to Al.

Thank you

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 21, 2010

 

Reply

1.

Laela Coutts

Edinburgh

Thank you to Laela Coutts for sending a reply to me, almost four years after I added this photo to the EdinPhoto web site.

Laela wrote

My Dad

"Hi:

 I saw, on your EdinPhoto website, this picture of four young boys outside a post office in Kirknewton.

Four Children outside McNaught's store, 1959

The boy second from the left is my dad, John Coutts :))

Thank you for making my day!!"

Laela Coutts, Edinburgh (formerly Kirknewton):  March 10, 2014

 

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2.

Laela Coutts

Edinburgh

Thank you to Laela Coutts for writing again in response to my question about her dad.

Laela wrote

My Dad

"Yes.  My dad is still alive and is living in Dedridge, Livingston.   It's not far from Kirknewton.

Four Children outside McNaught's store, 1959

 He thinks that one of the other boys was called Raymond Dibben.  The girl is Raymond's little sister, Margaret Dibben

Laela Coutts, Edinburgh (formerly Kirknewton):  March 10, 2014

 

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3.

John Douglas

France

Thank you to John Douglas who wrote:

Four Children

"I'm more than happy to put names to all of these children since I attended the same primary school and indeed was in the same class as some of them.

From left to right they are:-

Grahame Roy

John Coutts

Raymond Dibben

-  Margaret Dibben (Raymond's younger sister).

I don't know where any of them live now, but I was contacted,  back in 2011, by Margaret Dibben (now Margaret MacAloon).

.

Four Children outside McNaught's store, 1959

John Douglas, France:  28 September 2016

 

 

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