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Recollections

Royal High

School

 

Recollections

1.

James Morton-Robertson

Sevenoaks, Kent, England

James Morton-Robertson who wrote:

Change of School

"Going to the Royal High was quite different from the nine months that I had spent previously at Preston Street School.

The preparatory school was at Jock's Lodge.  It was a bright, clean, modern building with very good teachers.  I settled in immediately and had the right level of challenge."

James Morton-Robertson, Sevenoaks, Kent, England:  October 4, 2009

 

Recollections

2.

David Scott

Doha, Qatar

Thank you to David Scott who wrote:

Slang

Royal High School

Regent Road

    Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  23 November 2002  -  The Royal High School  -  Photographer at work following the SNPC Forum ©

"Here are some of the words that we used at the Royal High School at Regent Road, Edinburgh.

gyte:  a first year pupil.  This was used even in official school announcements at the Royal High School.  This ancient word was not used after the school's move to Barnton in 1968

the yards:  the tarmac area between the back of old Royal High and the Calton Hill retaining wall.

the dungeons:  the area around the front of the school that was generally forbidden to pupils.

shapes:  a mini-football game played by any number, in a knock-out competition, until one only remained.

A wall space was nominated and the ball had to be kicked to hit that space.  If you missed you were eliminated.  The ball had to be played from where it rested.

This game was played in Royal High School at Regent Road, where there were many suitable walls. It was played until the school made the move to Barnton, in 1968, where wall space was less and open space were more plentiful."

Royal High School

Barnton

"This was used after the Royal High School had moved from Regent Road to Barnton in 1968:

the rocksopen space in the new school grounds at Barnton."

David Scott, Doha, Qatar:  October 18, 2009

 

Recollections

3.

John D Stevenson

Trinity, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Stevenson for telling me about the time that he spent at The Royal High School, Edinburgh.

John remembers:

Royal High School Fees

1940-1948

   Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  23 November 2002  -   The Royal High School  -  Gallery Looking south ©

"I started at Royal High School Edinburgh in 1940, having been a pupil at McLean High School Calendar.

In 1940, Royal High School fees were £2 per term (£6 per year).
By 1948, they had risen to £5 per term (£15 per year). 

At that time, the basic wage for a journeyman - a worker who had completed his apprenticeship - at Henry Robb's shipyard where I started work after leaving Royal High School was £6 per week."

John D Stevenson, Trinity, Edinburgh:  November 20, 2012

 

Recollections

4.

Brian Weld

Thank you to Brian Weld who wrote:

Art Room

"I've just seen your web site with photographs of the Art Room in the Royal High School, Regent Road."

Photo 1

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  St Hilda's School, Liberton  -  Dining Room, Junior House

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Royal High School Club, London

 

Photo 2

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  St Hilda's School, Liberton  -  Dining Room, Junior House ©

©  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Chemistry Labs

"I can confirm that the photograph does indeed show the former Art Room situated on the top floor of the East extension next to the two adjoining chemistry labs which also had skylights."

Refectory

"This extension along with the nearby Refractory (also known as ‘The Grubby’) was in existence in 1911.

The dining area was open plan for both staff and pupils, the staff being grouped together but similarly  seated on long tables, about six a side.    The cost of meals was not included in the school fees."

Brian Weld:  18 October 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