- Father Davidson.
- Father Tweedie
- Father O'Gradey
- Father Dalrymple
- Father Gibbons
- Monseigneur Breen
moved from Albert Street to The Inch shortly after the photo was
taken. He apparently moved back to Albert Street because
we both met again at St. Anthony's. He lived just round the
corner from me and we would often meet up after school. We
were both in the A.T.C. I moved away from Pilrig to
Restarting shortly after leaving school and met him again, once
at St. Ninnian's Youth Club and once at the Cavendish dance hall
. I haven't seen him since.
was also at St. Anthony's. I also met him once at the dancing.
(Cumberland Street), Ronnie Szponer
(Craigleith), John Ewing
and Joe Hislop were also at St. Anthony's at the main building.
There were probably others who I can't remember. There would be
some who went to Strang's, which seemed like a different school.
We were all in technical classes.
- The girls I remember who
attended St. Anthony's were
- Danny Callaghan
(Recollections 1 and
2 above) mentioned
I knew him from St. Ninnian's youth club. The last I heard
of him, he had joined the navy.
I met a few times when we were 16 or 17. She attended St.
Ninnian's youth club Sept/Nov. 1960. I remember dancing with
her. I would also meet up with her on a Thursday evening after
night classes. I attended James Gillespie's evening classes
(1960) and she attended The Royal High. When classes finished at
9pm. I could cycle down to Regent Road in 10 minutes, catch up
with her half way down and walk home with her. (I lived about a
mile further on.) I have never seen her since.
- I remember you in
class. I would be about three desks behind
The desks were doubles and I sat beside
In front of me was Joe Hislop
and behind me were Ronnie Szponer
and John Ewing
- I recall, along with
being selected as an Alter Boy. That involved learning the Mass
responses in Latin. Lessons were carried out during lunch break
and were given by Michael Fallon,
who later I believe became a priest. So, for many months, the
three of us spent our break in the classroom studying Latin."
"I left school at 15 and, after a
couple of office jobs, decided that I would rather learn a
trade. My parents weren't too pleased but I was
determined. For fifty years it served me well and I never
had a day's unemployment.
However, early on I realised that
my education was sadly lacking so I attended night classes,
attaining a couple of Highers.
This encouraged me to take things
further, so it was on to university. (It had to be part
time because of job commitments.) I took six years to obtain an
B.A. Hons. That's it in a nutshell.
William (Bill) Neilson, Edinburgh EH15:
3 September 2016