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Towerbank

Award Winning Football Team

Early-1930s

Towerbank Cup-Winning Football Team  -  Early-1930s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Laurie Thompson, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

 

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   Towerbank Cup-Winning Football Team  -  Eaarly-1930s

 

Comment

1

Laurie Thompson

Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

Thank you to Laurie Thompson for providing the photo above, together with the list of names below.

Laurie wrote:

Portobello Recollections

"Continuing my wanderings through the website, I've been particularly interested in Portobello, Recollections 1920s-50s, including the references to the Cassidy family.  That name rang a faint bell.  I wonder if the Cassidy player in the photo above comes from the same family.

Towerbank Football Team

"My late dad was born and raised in Ramsey Place, Portobello.  He was a pupil at Towerbank School.  Looking through his old photos, I found a picture of him in what appears to be a cup-winning football team, presumably one of the Towerbank teams.

Towerbank Cup-Winning Football Team  -  Eaarly-1930s

Please click on the thumbnail image above to enlarge it.

This photo is  undated, but guessing the age of my dad in the picture as being in his early teens, I'd think it was probably taken sometime in the early 1930s.

Pupils' Ages

Question

I had thought of Towerbank School as being a primary school and that it would not have included children as old as earl- teenagers.

Perhaps it included older children in the early-1930s.  Do you know?  ***

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 19, 2014

***  I did not have to wait long for a reply!  Please see Reply 2 below.

Request for Help

"I'd be grateful if anybody could confirm / correct / complete the names of its subjects, and/or provide details of the picture's date, occasion, etc.

My dad died over 50 years ago, and there are no surviving members of our family who can provide any more details.

Offer of Help

"Finally, if this is read by any descendants of any of the other people in the picture, and they would like a scanned copy of it, I'll be happy to oblige."

Laurie Thompson, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England:  June 18, 2014

Reply to Laurie Thompson

If you'd like to send a reply to Laurie, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on his email address to you.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 18, 2014

 

Towerbank Football Team Photo

Laurie wrote:

Names

    Towerbank Cup-Winning Football Team  -  Eaarly-1930s

"The names of the people in the picture are written on the back of it in faint pencil, but the passing of the years, and some rubbing wear, has made them even fainter. However, having used oblique light and a magnifying glass, the names (reading from L to R) seem to be as follows:"

 

Back Row Middle Row Front Row

1.

Mr Graham

Mr McKay

H Campbell

2.

B Aiken

B Sutherland

D Rafferty

3.

W Courntary ?

J Anderson

 

4.

A Cassidy

G McPhee Captain

 

5.

L Thompson (Dad!)

B Baxter

 

6.

D Somerville

W Alexander

 

7.

Teacher - unidentified

Mr Glen ?

 

Laurie Thompson, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England:  June 18, 2014

 

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1

Reply

1

Douglas Bryce

Pilton, Edinburgh

Thank you to Douglas Bryce who wrote:

The Football Cup

"The cup in the picture looks very like the EPSAA (Edinburgh Primary Schools Athletics Association) Cup.

It was played for by schools with a smaller number of pupils.

The boys look too old but you have a picture of it under Dalry Primary School."  ***

Dalry Primary School

1952

Dalry Primary School  -  EPSAA Winners, 1952 "

Douglas Bryce, Pilton, Edinburgh:  June 19, 2014

***  Reply 2 below explains why the boys in the Towerbank photo look older than I expected.

 

Comment

1

Reply

2

Laurie Thompson

Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

Thank you to Laurie Thompson for replying to my question about the age of the pupils at Towerbank school.

I wrote:

Pupils' Ages

Question

I had thought of Towerbank School as being a primary school and that it would not have included children as old as earl- teenagers.

Perhaps it included older children in the early-1930s.  Do you know?  ***

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 19, 2014

 

Laurie replied:

"Amongst my dad's old possessions I have an original hand-written (and very complimentary!) reference letter dated 5th July 1934 from Mr J. S. McKay, Headmaster, Towerbank PUBLIC (not Primary) School, provided in advance of the formal School Lower Certificates being available

It says, among other things, that dad 'has been a pupil at Towerbank School for nine and a half years'.

At that time, dad was fourteen and a half.  THis would tie up nicely with a primary school starting age of five or thereabouts, and his early-teens appearance in the team picture.

Laurie Thompson, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England:  June 19, 2014

Thanks Laurie.  That seems to round off the discussion nicely!

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 19, 2014

 

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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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