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Stockbridge School

School Class  -  1939

Stockbridg School Photo  -  1939

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Elspeth Wallace, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

 

Stockbridge School

Thank you to Elspeth Wallace, now living in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, for sending me the photograph above.

Elspeth wrote:

"Here is a picture taken at Stockbridge School in Hamilton Place.  The photo was taken prior to me leaving in September 1939.  The name of the teacher was Miss McKenzie

BACK ROW: The boy, 4th from the left in the Fair Isle sweater was Stanley Bain from St Stephen Street who went to Australia, and the blonde boy next to him, I believe was George(?) Knox."

ROW NEXT TO BACK: The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th girls were Netta Jack (a twin), Elsie Fyfe from the Colonies and Elspeth Kennedy.

ROW NEXT TO FRONT: The 1st girls was Jean Sherriff from St Stephen Street, and the 3rd was Annette Owens.

The 6th girl (between the twins in the gym tunics) was Annie Cameron, and on the right was Netta Jack's twin, I think named Sheila."

Elspeth added:

"It was 70 years ago, so I am surprised I remember any of the names.  I seem to have completely blanked out my memory of being evacuated.  I don't remember leaving Edinburgh and going on the train to Inverness but do remember arriving at  the house where I was to be billeted for the next six years.

I can recall very little of the school other than the fact we used slates rather than note books and I used to pick up slate pencils at a little shop on the same side of the road as the school, right next to it.

I also remember the grocer shop on the corner of Clarence and Hamilton place where we would go in and get a penny poke of brown sugar

I do remember we had a knitting class and all made a scarf and a hot water bottle cover."

Elspeth Wallace, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada:  February 22+23, 2009

 

 Recollections

1.

Elizabeth Fraser (née Betty Simpson)

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Thank you to Elizabeth Fraser who wrote:

School

"I am in touch with Elspeth Wallace, who sent in the 1939 photo of the Hamilton Place school class,  at the top of this page.  Elspeth left  Stockbridge school at about the same time as I arrived at the school."

Wee Sweetie Shop

"I wonder who might remember the wee sweetie shop next to the school and the old dear there.  (She seemed ancient to us.)

She used to sell ha'penny bags of broken biscuits to the kids and sometime you even found a ha'penny in the the wee paper poke.

 Sadly, I don't have any photographs from that time at the school."

Elizabeth Fraser (née Betty Simpson): September 17, 2009

 

School Class Photographs

Around Edinburgh

 

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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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