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Moray House School -  First XV  -  1957-58

Moray House School, Rugy Team  -  First XV  -  1958

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Kenny Dickson                                                                               Photographer not known

 

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1.

Liz Miller

St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands

When I first added this photo to the web site, I captioned it:

'First XV  -  1958'

However, Liz Miller has now written to tell me:

Moray House Secondary School

First XV

Around 1956-57 **

"I think this would have been taken earlier than 1958, as I left school then and there are lads in the photo who were at least a year above me. It was probably taken 1956 or 1957.

I have the names of some of the players. See below."

Liz Miller, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands:  May 15, 2012

 **  Please also see Replies 2 and 3 below.

 

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2.

Kenny Dickson

Thank you to Kenny Dickson who added:

Moray House Secondary School

First XV

Around 1956-57  **

"I can confirm that this photo was probably taken around 1956-57.  The photo was taken in front of the main entrance in the playground at Moray House School."

Kenny Dickson:  May 16, 2012

Thank you to Kenny Dickson for also sending me the names of all the people in the photo.  Please see table below for details.

 **  Please also see Replies 2 and 3 below.

 

Moray House Secondary School   -  First XV  -  Around 1956-57

The pupils in this photo are, left to right:

 

Back Row

Middle Row

Front Row

1.

Mr Winter *
French Teacher

Murray Brough?
Murray Brough

Kenneth Dickson *

2.

David Kennedy

Stuart Nicol *

Joe McQue

3.

William Sargent *

? Young
Stuart White

 

4.

Grant Stewart

Alan Brown

 

5.

John Bird

Jim Watt?

 

6.

Steven Oliver

Ronald (Ronnie) Smith

 

7.

Kenneth Smith *

Graham Wood

 

8.

Richard Alcorn
Stuart Blake

 

 

9.

Mr Tait *
Maths Teacher

 

 

Acknowledgement

For the names above in black: Liz Miller, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands:  May 15, 2012

For the names above in red:  Kenny Dickson:  May 16, 2012
* = name confirmed by Kenny DIckson

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3.

Colin Brough

Edinburgh

Thank you to Colin Brough, Edinburgh, who wrote, describing this photo as 1957-58.  I've now changed the caption for this photo to read 1957-58.

Colin wrote:

Moray House Secondary School

First XV

Around 1957-58

"I stumbled across the EdinPhoto site and the photo above of Moray House rugby team. My dad (Murray Brough) is the pupil on the far left in the middle row.

I now work at the Moray House school of Education, in Edinburgh University and had an office just to the right and upstairs from the door in this photo. The building is now called Thomsonís Land and I smile every day that I walk through the columns, knowing my Dad was there fifty years before. 

Cravats

Can I just say, I think we lost something in rugby, when cravats ceased to be worn."  ***

Colin Brough, Doctorial Researcher, Moray House School of Education, Institute for Sport and Physical Education, University of Edinburgh:  27 April 2018

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Colin also sent me two more photos of the Moray House Rugby Teams:

-  one probably for 1954-55.

-  the other for 1956-57, with the players wearing their cravats.

I'd like to add the 1956-57 photo to this page, but I've not yet found a way to do that.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  29 May 2018

 

 

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