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Recollections

Hermitage Park

Primary School

 

Recollections

1.

Brendan Pollitt

Edinburgh

Thank you to Brendan Pollitt, a teacher at Hermitage Park Primary School, who wrote:

Request

School Centenary - 2010

"The Centenary of Hermitage Park Primary School comes up in May 2010.  We have been trying to find early photos of it, but with very little success.

 The school arrived from Germany as a flat-pack kit, which I would have thought was of interest in itself.  It was greatly extended, I think in  the late-1920s.  It also was used for troop accommodation of some kind in WW2.

Does anybody know of any early photos of 'Hermie'?"

Brendan Pollitt, Edinburgh:  December 6, 2009

Reply?

If you have any old photos of the school, or any other information that you think may be of interest to Brendan, please email me, then I'll pass it on to him.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  December 7, 2009

 

Recollections

2.

James Brown

Western Australia, Australia

Thank you to James Brown, now living in Western Australia, wo wrote:

The Army

"I attended Hermitage Park School from January 1938 through to January 1945

Regarding the presence of Army Personnel during World War II, I can't say, that I ever saw any military presence in or around the school during the war. The explanation may be in the following.

At the beginning of the War, the 'Old Manse', at the top of Lochend Road South, was being used as an annex by Hermitage Park School, for 1st Year pupils.

At the beginning of the war, the 'Army Pay Corps Services " took over  'Strangs (Coupons) Business Premises', on the corner of Hawkhill Avenue and St. Clair Street.

The Pay Corps Personnel, were Billeted on the golf links at Craigentinny.  I think some were also billeted in Craigmillar Castle.

So, if they were also billeted in the 'Old Manse' building at the top of Lochend Road South, the Hermitage Park Annex, that would give rise to the story of the Army occupying the school premises."

Centenary

"I wish my old school well in their Centenary Celebrations."

James Brown, Western Australia, Australia:  December 9, 2009

 

Recollections

3.

James Brown

Western Australia, Australia

Thank you to James Brown, Australia, for sending me this photograph of his class at Hermitage Park school, taken around 1940, and for providing the names and districts of the pupils in the photo.  Please click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge it and see the list of names.

A class at Hermitage Park Primary School, around 1940

James added:

Eight Year Olds

"This photo was taken circa 1940.  That would make us kids at least eight years old.  I'm found in the middle row, fifth from the left, the kid with the 'comb over'.  I attended Hermitage Park School from January 1938 to January 1945."

James Brown, Western Australia, Australia:  December 9 + 10, 2009

 

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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.

 

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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks