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Edinburgh Recollections

South Bridge School

 

Recollections

1.

Charles Forrest
Whitstable, Kent, England

-  South Bridge School
 
and Darroch School

2.

Florence Broderick
(
née McGhee)
Murieston, West Lothian, Scotland

-  South Bridge School
 
and Darroch School

3.

Marion Marshall
(
née McLaren)
Colinton, Edinburgh

-  South Bridge School
 
and Darroch School

4.

Helen Brown (née Munro)
Gilmerton, Edinburgh

-  Mrs Heatherwick

-  Marching Music

5.

Eric Gold
East London, England

-  Schools

-  The Little Theatre / Nursery

6.

Catherine Taylor (née Clark)
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

-  Teachers

7.

Peter Whitecross
Plymouth, Devon, England

-  Schools  1944-50

8.

John Roxburgh
Germany

-  South Bridge School Friends
    1957-64

-   Nursery Rocking Horse-

-   Darroch School Friends
    1964-68

8.

Reply 1

Dave McBain
Baberton Mains, Edinburgh

-   Darroch School Friends
    1964-68

 

 

Recollections

1.

Charles Forrest

Whitstable, Kent, England

Thank you to Charles Forrest who wrote

South Bridge School

and

Darroch School

"I sincerely hope someone has some recall of the 2 schools in Edinburgh that I attended:

-  South Bridge School (from about 1952 to 1958)

-  Darroch Junior Secondary School (from 1958 to 1961)

My Primary Teacher was Miss Heatherwick. 

Does anyone out there have any memories at all of either school, or of any of the teachers or pupils?  I've been unable to get much info.

I lived in the Potterow before moving to Keir Street, near the Art College.  I eventually moved, in 1961, to live above the 'Little Theatre' in the Pleasance which my dad ran, better known now as the 'Pleasance Festival Theatre'.

Any recall from classmates etc. would be fabulous."

Charles Forrest, Whitstable, Kent, England:  Message left in EdinPhoto guest book, August 4, 2008

More Information?

If you have any information that you think may be of interest to Charles, please email me.  Unfortunately, I don't have Charles' email address, so I cannot pass messages on to him, but I can add it to this page on the web site and hope that he finds it then emails me.

Thank you.  -  Peter Stubbs:  August 6, 2008

  

Recollections

2.

Florence Broderick
(
née McGhee)

Murieston, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Florence Broderick who wrote

South Bridge School

"I lived in Milnes Court, Lawnmarket, and went to South Bridge school after Castle hill school closed down in 1952

I was in Mr Anthony Steeles  class.  He was the teacher who watched the lines to catch the late ones in the morning.

Other teachers were:

Mrs Preston

Miss Woolard, the sewing teacher  

-  Mr Wilson, the head master.

Darroch School

"I then went to Darroch in 1955, where my teachers were:

-   Mr Findlay

-   Mr Knight  art  teacher

-   Miss Scott, cookery teacher 

We went to Bruntsfield for laundry classes and to the school house around the corner  where they taught you how to run a house. 

I remember my pals:

-   Joan Christie

-   Irene Flockhart

-  Irene Dickson

-  Freda  Tait"

Florence Broderick (née McGhee), Murieston, West Lothian, Scotland:  August 20, 2008

 

Recollections

3.

Marion Marshall

(née McLaren)

Colinton, Edinburgh

Thank you to Marion Marshall (née McLaren) who wrote this message for Charles.  Unfortunately I don't have Charles' email address, so I hope he looks again at this page and finds the message.

Marion wrote:

"Charles:

I stayed at George IV Bridge and was a year ahead of you at school.  Maybe you remember Linda Harvey, Moira Potter or Jacqueline Dennison."

South Bridge School

"After beginning my schooling at Castlehill School (below the Esplanade) which closed after a year, I moved to South Bridge School.

The teachers I had there were Miss Brown and Miss Mowat.  Other teachers were Miss Gibson (very strict), Mr Steele and Miss Woolard (the sewing/knitting teacher)."

Darroch School

"I remember Miss Heatherwick at Darroch.  I had;

-   Mrs Nelson (in the huts) as Register Teacher and for Maths.

 Mr Paterson for English, hen Mr Somerville

-  Miss Ketchen for Cookery

-  Miss Thomson for Laundry

-  Mr Birrell for Typing

-  Miss Fuller for Music

-  Mr Knight for Art

-  Mrs Easton for Science

  Can't remember the others.

My husband, George Marshall, was also at South Bridge then Darroch schools, but he's 2 years older than me, so you probably wouldn't know him."

Marion Marshall (née McLaren), Colinton, Edinburgh:  August 31, 2008

 

 

Recollections

4.

Helen Brown (née Munro)

Gilmerton, Edinburgh

Thank you to Helen Brown who wrote:

Mrs Heatherwick

"I also attended South Bridge Primary School, and had Mrs. Heatherwick as my teacher.  I met her in Gilmerton about 10 years later.  She was then a remedial teacher at Hyvots Bank Primary School.

Marching Music

"I also remember Mr. Steele standing at the foot of the stairs, clapping his hands to a loudspeaker blaring out, what seemed to me at the time, marching music, as we went up to the classrooms two by two.

I had a classmate Yvonne Forrest who came from the same area as Charles Forrest, I don't know if she would be a relative of his."

Helen Brown (née Munro), Gilmerton, Edinburgh:  August 21, 2008

 

Recollections

5.

Eric Gold

East London, England

Thank you to Eric Gold who wrote:

Schools

"I read all today’s lovely entries from our loyal patrons from Edinburgh about their schools, including Charles Forrest's memories in 'Recollections 1' above.

The Little Theatre / Nursery

"The theatre that you mentioned, Charles,  is now the Pleasance Fringe.  But when I was 3 years old  in 1951, it was my nursery, all those years ago.

I remember, the first day, going in along the Pleasance courtyard to our playgroup class.  Then, there was a big rocking horse that we all played on.

Trust me, I fell off it and had to be rushed to The Deaconess Hospital.  Fortunately, there were no serious injuries or stitchesI never went near that horse again (ha ha ha ha).

Eric Gold:  East London:  August 22, 2008

 

Recollections

6.

Catherine Taylor (née Clark)

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

Catherine Taylor (née Clark), who attended South Bridge School, then Darroch school, wrote:

Teachers

"At South Bridge school:

-  Miss Woolard was my sewing teacher.

Mr Brown was my last teacher

Mr Wilson was the headmaster."

Catherine Taylor (née Clark), Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England:  January 10, 2009

 

Recollections

7.

Peter Whitecross

Plymouth, Devon, England

Catherine Taylor (née Clark), who attended South Bridge School, then Darroch school, wrote:

Schools:  1944-50

"I went to South Bridge and Drummond Street schools from 1944 until 1950.  They were very happy times.

The boys I remember were:

-  Alan Smith

-  Jimmy Anderson

-  George Whitecross (no relation)

-  Norman McKinney.

The girls I remember were:

-  Joyce Fairlie

-  Joyce Rae

-  Jean Cooper

-  Jean Pennycook.

The teachers I remember were:

-  Mr Gibson

-  Mr Munroe

-  Mrs Gray.

It would be nice if anyone remembers me.  At that time, I lived at 10 St John's Hill.  Later, I went to James Clark School.

I left Edinburgh in 1964 and ever since have lived in Devon.

Peter Whitecross, Plymouth, Devon, England:  August 10, 2010

Reply to Peter

If you'd like to send a reply to Peter, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  August 10. 2010

 

Recollections

8.

John Roxburgh

Germany

Thank you to John Roxburgh who wrote his message below hoping that some of his old friends from South Bridge School or Darroch School might get in touch with him.  John wrote:

South Bridge School Friends

1957-64

"I lived in Roxburgh Terrace and went to South Bridge School from 1957 to 1964.  I also went to Darroch from 1964 till 1968.

My teacher at South Bridge was Mr SteelI'd like to hear from any of my old friends of the time:

Alex Smith

Robert Matheson

Brian Nielson

-  Linda brown.

They  mostly went on to Darroch with me."

Nursery Rocking Horse

"I also remember the big rocking horse at nursery.  I never fell off it and therefore have happy memories although it did strike me as having a fierce facial expression."

Darroch School Friends

1964-68

"I'd also like to hear from my friends  at Darroch:

-  William  Randall,
-  David Atkinson
-  so many others.

There was, for instance, a French girl in my year.  I think she was called Luise.

I hope to here something from anyone who remembers me although it is such a long time ago.  I am at present visiting Edinburgh and my old mother for a few days."

John Roxburgh, Germany (since around 1985):  February 14, 2015

Reply to John

If you remember John and would like to send a message to him, please email me, then I'll pass on his email address to you.

Peter Stubbs:  February 14, 2014

 

Recollections

8.

Reply

1.

David McBain

Baberton Mains, Edinburgh

Thank you to David McBain for responding to John Roxburgh's Recollections 8 above.

David wrote:

Darroch School Friends

1964-68

"Hello John

Re your message about Darroch School (above) I am a friend of Dave Atkinson who you mention you would like to contact. 

He is still alive and well and still living in Edinburgh, now retired from working for British Telecom."

David McBain, Baberton Mains, Edinburgh

I sent an email today  to John Roxburgh, to tell him about David McBain's message above and to pass on David's email address to him.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  March 29, 2016

 

 

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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

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