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Recollections

Victoria School

Main Street, Newhaven

 

Recollections

1.

 Shaun Hanlon

Middlesbrough, Teesside, England

Newhaven

I have been looking at the old photos of Newhaven.  I went to Vicky Primary.  I remember them digging the foundations for the new houses,  There were thousands of sea shells, 

I remember trying to look for dinosaur bones, not that I found any. 

Shaun Hanlon:  Middlesbrough, Teesside, England;  March 17, 2006

 

Recollections

2.

Graham D Lonie (Scotty)

Antigua, Leeward Islands, Caribbean

Thank you to Graham D Lonie (Scotty), now living and working in Antigua, Leeward Islands, Caribbean for his recollections of Victoria school.

Graham wrote:

1950s

Milk

"I lived on Annfield Road in the early fifties, where I attended Victoria School. I had the duty of delivering the crates of milk to the classrooms by sliding them down the slick concrete floor of the corridor to the classrooms."

Dodo

"Somehow an image that seems to stay with me is a display case in the main hallway containing a stuffed Dodo amongst other exotic creatures."

Headmaster

"I also remember a Mr. Mackenzie who was a headmaster there.  He had a huge red mustache."

Graham D Lonie (Scotty), Antigua, Leeward Islands, Caribbean  September 23, 2007

 

Recollections

3.

W Hume

Thank you to W Hume for allowing me to reproduce pages from a 'Victoria School Centenary 1844-1944' leaflet that he found

Please click on the thumbnail images below to enlarge them:

Four pages from the Centenary Souvenir Leaflet

    Victoria Primary School  -  Centenary Souvenir Leaflet, 1944 ©          Victoria Primary School  -  Centenary Souvenir Leaflet, 1944 ©          Victoria Primary School  -  Centenary Souvenir Leaflet, 1944 ©          Victoria Primary School  -  Centenary Souvenir Leaflet, 1944 ©

Reproduced with acknowledgement to W Hume:  April 28, 2011

Recollections

4.

Eric Arbuckle

Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland

Class Photo

Thank you to Eric Arbuckle for sending me a photo of a class from Victoria Primary School, probably Primary 6, taken around 1958.  Please click on this thumbnail image to see a copy of the photo and read the names of some of the pupils.

Victoria Primary School, Newhaven  -  School Class Photo, around 1948, probably Primary 6 ©

Recollections

Eric wrote:

Mayfield House

"Many of the pupils were from Mayfield House, a home for children on East Trinity Road which later became part of the Leonard Cheshire organisation. They proceeded to school each morning by foot, along East Trinity Road, Stanley Road and The Whale Brae, in ‘crocodile’ formation."

The Primary Department

"The 4 classrooms making up the Primary Department were in the annexe, now demolished. They were extensively decorated with coloured prints of paintings by R Gemmel Hutchinson, William MacTaggart and EA Hornel."

Writing on Slates

"The Primary 1 class were taught to write on slates, using ‘scribes’ when chalk was in short supply!  A small rag was provided for ‘rubbing out’.  This could be be dampened at ‘playtime’ and ‘dinnertime’."

Martial Music and Salutes

"Pupils were admitted in the morning – summoned by a hand bell, then marched in, one class at a time, to recorded martial music. Teachers stood at their classroom door and were saluted by boy pupils of each class as they passed."

Radio Transmissions

"Some of the classrooms were divided by heavy glazed partitions so that classes could be combined for e.g. lessons transmitted by radio."

Overhead Ball

"Sporting facilities being scarce, the girls were drilled in an inane ‘sport’ called ‘overhead ball’.  Small demands on space and equipment were involved.

The boys were wont to mock this activity, but when the inevitable challenge took place, the girls won – easily!"

Teachers

"Teachers that I remember were:

-  Miss Howie (or Hewitt),

Miss Carnie (newly qualified),

Mrs. Martin,

Mrs. Graham,

Miss Campbell, Mrs. Addison.

Mr Lindores.

Mr. Butcher was the Head Master until he retired. He was superseded by Mr. McKenzie"

Camps

"Our class attended two camps in the autumn - Broomlee and Middleton"

Eric Arbuckle, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland:  27 October 2015

 

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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