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School Class at

Leith Walk
Primary School

1954

Leith Walk Primary School  -  1954

©  D & W Prophet, Dundee.  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Christine Anderson, née Keith, Duddingston, Edinburgh

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   Leith Walk Primary School  -  1954 ©

 

Leith Walk Primary School

Thank you to Christine Anderson for allowing me to reproduce this photograph of a school class at Leith Walk Primary School, taken in 1954.

Acknowledgement:  Christine Anderson, née Keith, Duddingston, Edinburgh:  May 14, 2009

Thank you to Christine for also providing the list of names below.

 

Leith Walk
Primary School

1954

From
left

1st Row
Back Row

2nd Row

3d Row

4th Row
Front Row

1 ? Jimmy Leslie ? John Littlejohn
2 Jimmy Gray Pat Wilson Rena Ferguson Billy Currie
3 Tommy Spalding Christine Drummond Elizabeth Robertson Alex Robertson
4 Ian Nicol Lorraine Cowe May  Laidlaw Tommy Smith
5 Ian Farquar Alice Morrison Hope Laidlaw Norman Bishop
6 Graham Wilson Anne Smith Nancy Matson Dale Traynor
7 Eric Daly Helen Robertson Pat Reid David Nelson
8 Ronald Stout Dougie Gibson Christine Keith  
9 Raymond Shanks      

Names provided by Christine Anderson, née Keith, Duddingston, Edinburgh: September 4, 2009

Recollections

1.

Kim Traynor

Tollcross Edinburgh

Thank you to Kim Traynor, who grew up at 18 East Thomas Street, for contacting me after finding the photograph above sent in by Christine Anderson (née Keith).

Kim wrote:

Leith Walk Primary School Class

"My older brother, Dale Traynor, is on the front row of this photo and Christine is on the row behind him.

I recognised Christine immediately.  I remember her well by sight, although we had no contact as such, as her generation was about four years ahead of mine.

I know that the skirt she is wearing in the photograph was a red tartan with a yellow or white stripe."

Kim Traynor, Tollcross, Edinburgh:  September 19, 2009

Kim added:

Coal Deliveries

"The brick wall set at a diagonal angle between the two boys on the back row, upper-right, was where coal was delivered to feed the school’s heating system.

It was strictly out of bounds to pupils who would have gladly turned the lumps of coal into missiles. One of the school janitors would always make an appearance at break-times, just to check nobody was getting too close to their precious hoard."

Kim Traynor, Tollcross, Edinburgh:  September 20, 2009

 

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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.

 

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