Preston Street School

Preston Street School  -  Around 1950-51

A photograph  by Prophet of a class at Preston Street School around 1950-51

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:             Photographer not known: possibly Prophet


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   A photograph  of a class at Preston Street School around 1950-51 ©



Brian Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Thank you to Bryan Gourlay for sending me this photograph of a class at Preston Street school.

Bryan writes:

"Audrey Simpson from Tollcross, Edinburgh, left a message in the guest book on  January 24.  

I remember her mother who was in my class at Preston Street.

I’ve attached a photo of our class.  I'm guessing it would have been taken around 1951-52.  I think Audrey's mother, Rose, is on the far left of the front row."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  November 19, 2007


A couple of months ago, Brian sent me another photograph of his class at  Preston Street School.  Please click on the thumbnail image to enlarge it. 

Brian believes that the photo below was probably taken around 1952.

A photograph  by Prophet of a class at Preston Street School around 1952 ©



Violet Crouse


Visiting Edinburgh

Thank you to Violet Crouse (née Cunningham) who saw the 1950-51 photo at the top of this page and wrote:

"I just happened upon this website.  My name is Violet Crouse (née Cunningham) and am currently home here in Edinburgh on holiday from Canada where I emigrated in 1960.

I remember Hoggy and most of the others in the picture and connected with Janet McDermott on my last trip home three years ago.

I would be interested in hearing from Joan or anybody else.   I will be here in Edinburgh for a couple of more weeks.."

Violet Crouse (née Cunningham), visiting Edinburgh from Canada:  March 20, 2008.

Contacting Violet

Violet has given me her email address, so if you would like to contact her, please email me and I'll pass on your message to her.

Thank you.    - Peter Stubbs:  March 20, 2008


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