North Merchiston

Primary School

Miss Jameson's Class   -   Around 1944

North Merchiston School, around 1944

Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Clark  (4th from right on the front row).                             Photographer not known


North Merchiston School

Around 1944

Thank you to John Clark for sending me the photograph above.

John wrote:

"I think this photo was probably taken around 1944.

Miss Jameson was the absolute sweetest teacher in the world. I loved her so much. I would like to know if anyone can tell if she is still alive. I think she would only be about 21 years old in the photo, so she could be in her mid eighties, and God willing still in good health."

Miss Jameson

If you know anything about Miss Jameson, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to John.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs

Around 1944

John also sent me this photograph taken about three years later:

John Clark, Canada:  December 13, 2008




Alan Ward

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Alan Ward who wrote:

Scottish Schools

"My mother lived in Edinburgh before moving to Nottingham.  She always said Scottish education was the best in the world. She may have been right - although the downside was that teachers used the strap.  She called it the belt.

I suppose even Miss Jameson, though described as the sweetest teacher, would have used the strap."

Alan Ward, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  December 26, 2009

English Schools

I don't know about Miss Jameson, but I can tell you that use of the strap was not confined to Scotland.  I attended school at Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Several of the teachers, but not all, used the strap there.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 26, 2009



Alan Ward

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Alan Ward added:

Miss Jameson

"My mother told me that teachers, both ladies and gents, in Scottish schools gave the belt, but I don't know about Miss Jameson."

Alan Ward, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  December 27+29, 2009


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