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James Gillespie's

High School

 

Recollections

1.

Phyl Carruthers (née Allan)

Belford, Northumberland, England

Thank you to Phyl Carruthers who wrote:

No Recollections?

"I am quite surprised that nobody has left any recollections of James Gillespie's school on the EdinPhoto web site.

All my sisters  went there, though none of them enjoyed it!"

Phyl Carruthers née Allan, Belford, Northumberland, England:  August 15, 2008

Now that Phyl has added the first comment about James Gillespie's school, perhaps others will email me with their own memories of the school, then I can add them to this page on the web site.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  November 19, 2011

 

Recollections

2.

Ian Orr

Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Ian Orr who wrote:

Question

Visit by Pupils from Munich to Gillespie's School

1954

"In 1954, some Munich School pupils visited James Gillespie School, where Davina Briggs was a pupil.  Now, 60 years later, she sings in the Gareleton Singers, Haddington, who are coordinating a visit by the Nymphenburger Kantatenchor, Munich from June 12-16, 2014

We are trying to find the name of the Munich School involved in 1954 to see if any of the German pupils still live there and could re-establish this link.

The Council archives and local media have not yielded anything. Are you aware of any photos of this visit in your archive?

Thank you for your help."

Ian Orr:  Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland:  May 8, 2014

Reply to Ian?

I don't have any photos of the visit that Ian, mentions above,  in my archive.  But perhaps somebody else might be able to provide the name of the school that Ian asks about.

If you think you can help to answer the question that Ian asks, please email me, then I'll pass on Ian's email address to you, so that you'll be able to send a message direct to him.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 8, 2014

 

Recollections

3.

Irene Cooper (née Archibald)

Canada

Thank you to Irene Cooper who wrote:

1943-53

"I attended James Gillespie’s High School for girls from 1943-1953 and I loved it. 

My sister, Marion Beven (née Archibald)  attended Gillespie’s from 1942-1953.  She was ‘Dux’ in her class in 1950.  ie. top of her class.

The girls that  I remember in my class would all now be in their 70s but I can still recall some names:

Catrina Gowan,

Elaine Cochrane,

 Anne Whitehouse

Florence Purdy.

I married and came to Canada in 1966.

I became a Registered Nurse and have a university degree in Anthropology  so attending James

Gillespie’s school did not do me any harm although If I had “ hit the books” more I may have done better!

If anyone remembers me I would love to hear from them.

I am a grandmother of two wonderful children who are very proud of their grannie’s Scottish background."

Irene Cooper (née Archibald), Canada:  17 February, 2016

Reply to Irene

If you remember Irene and would like to send a message to her, please email me to let me know, then I'll send her email address to you.

-  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:21 September, 2016

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

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