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Leith Walk

Primary School

 

Recollections

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or click on one of the links below to read the comments.

1

Irene Day
Wigan, Lancashire, England,

-  School Reunions

-  Future Events

2

Irene Day
Wigan, Lancashire, England,

-  Contacting Former Pupils

2

Reply 1

with reply from

Jane Carson
Edinburgh

-  Derek Spalding

2

Reply 2

and reply from

Irene Day (née Sharrock)

-  Derek and Robert

3

Charles Lowson

formerly known as

Charles Horne

Teachers

-  The Banner

-  Handwriting Competition

-  Quali Dance

4

Tam McLuskey
Shannon Lake, British Columbia, Canada

-  Re-union

 

Recollections

1.

Irene Day (née Sharrock)

Wigan, Lancashire, England

Thank you to Irene Day (née Sharrock) who sent me the following message.

Irene wrote:

School Reunions

"I have organised two school reunions over the last couple of years.  These were for pupils:

-  who left Leith Walk Primary School in 1957 and

-  who left Norton Park Secondary School in 1960.

This year was the 50th anniversary of us leaving Leith Walk Primary.  We had a brilliant turn-out.  I wrote to Leith Walk school and organised, through the headmaster, a tour of the school which was a brilliant event and was enjoyed by all."

Irene Day, Wigan, Lancashire:  October 1 + 2, 2007

Future Events

If you left these Leith Walk Primary in 1957 or Norton Park Secondary in 1960 and would like more details of future get-togethers, please e-mail me and I'll pass on your message to Irene.

Thank you .    -  Peter Stubbs, October 3, 2007

 

Leith Walk Primary School Reunion

The reunion took place.  Here is a photograph of the participants.

Leith Walk Primary School - 50th Anniversary Reunion  -  2007 ©

 

 Recollections

2.

Irene Day (née Sharrock)

Wigan, Lancashire, England

Irene Day (née Sharrock) tells me that she has had more success in contacting former pupils of Leith Walk Primary Schools.

Irene added:

Contacting Former Pupils

"There are 2 more chaps that we would dearly love to find.  These guys were in Mr Harper's class and left Leith Walk Primary School in 1957.  They are:

Robert Bishop, who lived somewhere in the East William Street area and then moved to Britwell Street Craigentinny.

Derek Spalding, who lived in Bothwell Street then moved to Piersshill Grove.

Can anybody help us to contact them?"

Irene Day, Wigan, Lancashire:  September 16, 2009

Reply to Irene?

If you can help Irene to contact the people she mentions above, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to her.

Thank you .    -  Peter Stubbs, September 16, 2009

 

Recollections

2.

 Answer

1.

Jane Carson

Edinburgh

Hi Irene.  It looks as if we may be getting closer to finding an answer to your question about Derek Spalding.

I've just received an email from Jane Carson.

Jane wrote:

Derek Spalding

"You asked if anyone knew where Derek Spalding was now.   I didn't leave Leith Walk until 1961 but Derek is my friend's cousin and, as far as I know, he has lived in Canada for years now.

When I next see my friend I will pass on your email address for her to give to Derek and he may contact you."

Jane Carson, Edinburgh:  November 14, 2009

I'll let you know if I hear anything more.

Peter Stubbs:  November 15, 2009

 

Recollections

2.

 Answer

2.

Irene Day (née Sharrock)

Wigan, Lancashire, England

Irene Day for replied:

Derek and Robert

"Thanks for the info.  It would be great if we could find Derek Spalding.

The other guy I mentioned at the time Robert Bishop.  I have found out recently that he died about five years ago so that was sad news ."

Jane Carson, Edinburgh:  November 14, 2009

Recollections

3.

Charles Lowson

who was known as

Charles Horne

Thank you to Charles Lowson, known as Charles Horne, for sending lots of memories of the time when he lived at East Thomas Street including his memories below of Leith Walk Primary School

Charles wrote:

Teachers

"My first teacher at Leith Walk School was Miss Brown who became Mrs Forsyth and emigrated to New Zealand.  The Headmaster was a Mr Walker, and another teacher was either Miss Pryde or Miss Reid - I can't remember which.

The Banner

"Does anyone remember waiting for Friday afternoons to see which class got The Banner and was therefore allowed home half an hour early?

Handwriting Competition

"I also remember a handwriting competition organised by 'The Children's Newspaper' using proper pen and ink.  Ballpoint pens were not allowed.

Quali Dance

"My Quali Dance was 16 Dec 1953, before leaving the school the following June. We had soft drinks and sandwiches/cakes in the classroom and dancing in the gymnasium.

We practiced the Dashing White Sargent and Gay Gordons etc for days beforehand.  Who says discos are a new thing?"

Charles Lowson (a.k.a. Charles Horne):  December 3, 2011

Recollections

4.

Tam McLuskey

Shannon Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to Tam McLuskey for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guest book

Tam wrote:

Re-union

"There is going to be a re-union of pupils who attended Leith Walk Primary School and Norton Park Secondary School.

It will be on the 24th April 2012, commencing at 12 o' clock at the Ellwyn Hotel, 37-39 Moira Terrace, Portobello Road, Piershill, Edinburgh.

Fortunately, I will be in Edinburgh on that date - so see you there, I hope."

Tam McLuskey, Shannon Lake, British Columbia, Canada:
Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook:  April 10, 2012

 

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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