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Recollections

Pentland High School

 

Recollections

1.

Heather Chattin (née Wright)

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

Heather Chattin left this question in the EdinPhoto guest book:

Question

"Can anyone tell me what happened to Pentland High School?  I went there in March 1953 from Broomhouse Primary.

Is there anyone out there who remembers me from those schools?"

Heather Chattin (née Boland), Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Message posted in the EdinPhoto guestbook:  June 20, 2011

Recollections

2.

Betty Hepburn (née Boland)

Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand

Betty Hepburn (née Boland) replied

Reply

"I've just asked my Hubby about Pentlands School as he went there.  It was used for a while for Tynecastle Annex.  I'm not sure when it was demolished.

I seem to remember seeing some sort of Supermarket or the likes on the site.  Every time we makes trips home to Edinburgh, we do this 'old haunts' trips around town."

Betty Hepburn (née Boland), Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Message posted in the EdinPhoto guestbook, June 21, 2011,
in response to a message posted by Heather Chattin, June 20, 2011

Recollections

3.

Malcolm Dods

Chesser, Edinburgh

Thank you to Malcolm Dods who wrote:

1951 - 1954

"I attended Pentlands High School from 1951 until 1954.  I was one of the first pupils there.

It had been Gorgie Primary School that my granny had attended when she lived in Newton Street.

Dr Key was the 1st headmaster

Miss Lairg taught Latin.

-  She was my favorite teacher.

In 1952, I won the school sports and still have the cup that I won.

-  I played Rugby fr the school and, to this day, I still love the game as a spectator.

Some of my classmates were:

-  Leslie Watson

Gordon Sunderland

Ronnie Spies and

-  Wallace Hunter

Pentlands High School closed, and the school was newly built as Forrester High next to St Augustine's .  It was demolished a few years ago and is now a supermarket."

Malcolm Dods, Chesser, Edinburgh:  August 2, 2015

Recollections

4.

Dennis Hogg

Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland

Thank you to Dennis Hogg who wrote

1958 - 1961

Pentland Secondary School

"I was a pupil at Pentland Secondary School from 1958 and there during the move to Forrester's High School.  I fondly remember my time at both establishments.

May I correct one point?

-  Dr Kay was Head.

-  Miss Laing taught French and Religious Studies.

Mr Aitken taught Metal Work (in the annex).

Mr Irvine taught Sciences. He was our Form teacher."

Forrester's High School

"I was in First Senior year at Forrester's,  and left in April 1961 to be an apprentice soldier in the Royal Engineers.

Now retired I've had a successful career in the Power Transmission Engineering Industry"

Dennis Hogg, Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland:  5 March 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