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Recollections

Peffermill Tin School

Peffermill Tin School, 1951 ©

1.

Lena Mary Conway
(
née Moran)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

1930s

Peffermill Tin School

2.

Archie Meldrum
Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland

1930s and 1940s

Peffermill Tin School

Evacuation

Friends

3.

Johnni Stanton
Craigmillar, Edinburgh

1950s and 1960s

Peffermill Tin School

Fields around the School

4.

David Curran
Edinburgh

1950s and 1960s

Peffermill Tin School

Apprenticeship

5.

Johnni Stanton
Peffermill, Edinburgh

1951

The Tin School - photo

6.

David Bain
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Edinburgh

1930s

Close to Murray's Brewery

7.

Phil Glancy

1950s

School Dinners

 

Recollections

1.

 Lena Mary Conway (née Moran)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

From 1933

Lena Mary Conway's memories (recorded for her by her daughter, Lesley Conway, now living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)  can be found on this Niddrie page.

They include these recollections of Peffermill Tin School:

The Tin School

"I was the only one in the family to go to the ‘tin school’ in Peffermill.  I think it only had two or three classrooms.  I couldn't work out why I was the only one to go there, given I had 3 older siblings and younger ones as well.
I remember getting my coronation tin of toffees whilst I was at the tin school, as I remember being marched across the road to a big house - I think it had something to do with the brewery - and lined up to receive my tin of sweeties.  This means that the tin school was operational in 1937, when I was 10.
At about this time, I went into the corner shop to buy a half-penny lucky bag.  The queue was long and I got sick of waiting so I stole it and then agonised over this action for months."

Lesley Conway recording the memories of her mother Lena Mary Conway:  April 25, 2007

 

Recollections

2.

 Archie Meldrum

Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland

From 1939

Archie Meldrum wrote:

Peffermill Tin School

"What happy recollections the mention of the "Tinny" brings back. 
We lived in Craigmillar from Feb 1939 until May 1941 and went to the "Tinny" on our arrival in the "New World", with houses with inside toilets and BATHS.

Evacuation

"During our time at Craigy, there was the heart-tearing parting of the evacuation which in my case was to St. Boswells, a land of rolling pastures and apple orchards in the Scottish Borders.
Oh, the apple orchards, sweet delight! I have many happy thoughts of those times  and thought that I was almost alone in  my memories.  Nice to join the club.

Friends

Here are just a few names to conjure with: 
Alec and Gerald Wilson
Stanley Cross
Jim McGee. 
 Any takers?"

Archie Meldrum, Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland:  May 12, 2007

If you would like to contact Archie Meldrum, please e-mail me and I will pass on your message.    Thank you.

-  Peter Stubbs:  May 12, 2007

 

Recollections

3.

Johnni Stanton

Peffermill, Edinburgh

Johnni Stanton wrote:

Peffermill Tin School

"The wee tin school at Peffermill Road, across from Peffermill House, was used by St Francis RC Primary School as an annexe throughout the 1950s and early-1960s, till it was burned to the ground around 1965 - 66
I was there for two great years in 1962 -64, before moving back to the Mainie (the main school) for one year, before going to Secondary school (St Anthony's in Lochend).
I know who was responsible for burning the school down and they say it was accident, which they have regretted ever since They copped it from their parents AND the priests at the Franciscan priory on Niddrie Mains Road!"

Fields around the School

"The fields around the Tin School used to catch fire from the trains passing, sending sparks flying.  It was always great for us boys, pretending to be firefighters - and they also flooded since they were part of the Figgate/Niddrie burn floodplains.
Recently, there has been much work to alleviate the flooding problem since the lands are all now part of the University playing fields complex."

Johnni Stanton, Peffermill, Edinburgh:  August 23, 2008

 

Recollections

4.

David Curran

Edinburgh

David Curran wrote:

School

"I also attended the tin school in Peffermill Road, and was in the same class as Johnni Stanton."

Apprenticeship

"When I left school, I served my apprenticeship in the tin school, which by that time was a dental lab."

David Curran, Edinburgh:  January 30, 2008

 

Recollections

5.

Johnni Stanton

Craigmillar, Edinburgh

Thank you to Johnni Stanton for writing again, and sending me a photograph of Peffermill tin school.

Johnni wrote:

Peffermill Tin School

"Here is an old piccie of the wee thin school, from 1951.

Peffermill Tin School, 1951 ©

It only had two classrooms, a Jannie's room and a Teachers' Lounge, plus toilets.
Naturally, the children's toilets were of course, outside!  There was also a small rain shelter, in case of rain during playtime."

Johnni Stanton, Craigmillar, Edinburgh:  February 22, 2009

 

Recollections

6.

David Bain

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

David Bain wrote:

Close to the Brewery

"Peffermill 'Tin School' stood close to Murray's Brewery.
 

Workers at Murray's Cooperage, Craigmillar  -  Photo probably taken around early 1930s ©

In the 1930s, my grandad worked at the brewery and my father went to the tin school."

Teachers

"My father's teacher at the tin school, J. A. Pearce, was my headmaster at Hyvots Bank Primary at the turn of the 1960s."

David Bain, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England:  March 14, 2009

 

Recollections

7.

Phil Glancy

Thank you to Phil Glancy who wrote:

1950s

"I went to the tin school in the 1950s.  It was an annex of St Francis' at that time.  Every class at St. Francis' did a stint there for a year or two."

School Dinners

"It was interesting to see the kids having their dinner at their desks.  I don't remember that.  However, I do remember going to my mate, Austin Murray's house for some broken biscuits and a smoke. "

Phil Glancy:  May 31, 2010

 

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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