Wardie School

Class Photograph


Wardie School Pupils  -  1940s

Photograph by J R Coltart & Son  -  Pupils at Wardie School, 1940

  JR Coltart & Son, Leith                        Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edward Thomson, Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland

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   Photograph by J R Coltart & Son  -  Pupils at Wardie School, 1940



Edward Thomas

Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland

Thank you to Edward Thomas, Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland for sending the photograph above.

Edward wrote:

Wardie School Class - 1940

"This photograph is of Miss Fraser's class at Wardie Primary, the 'returned evacuees' in 1940,  ready for the dreaded Qualifying Exam.   I am extreme right second back row.

The photo was taken 66 years ago.  Believe it or not, I am still in contact with some of the 'survivors' all in our late 70's now.

The Headmaster at the time was at that time Mr Downie, who was also my late Father's teacher at Torphichen Street School at Haymarket in 1906.  I have a Class Photo somewhere of him in 1906 which may be of interest."


"Wardie School was evacuated to Gauldry in Fife in September 1939.  The remaining non-evacuees were dispersed to various local houses to continue being taught on a part time basis.

One I remember was Mrs Henderson in Boswall Green mother of Stewart Henderson who was a classmate.  Another was Mrs Roberts, also at Boswall Green.  Her daughter, Edwina, was also a classmate."

Dress Code

"You will notice a marked difference in the 'dress code' as it was Wartime and, by 1940, clothing restrictions were becoming apparent! Quite a difference from my 1930's photograph of me that you have already published!"

Ed Thomson - 1936

   Ed Thomson dressed for Sports Day, 1936, at Wardie School

School Class - 1940

   Photograph by J R Coltart & Son  -  Pupils at Wardie School, 1940

The 1940 photo is also very different from this photograph  of a Wardie school class in the 1950s.    -  Peter Stubbs

School Class - 1950s

   Wardie School Class in the 1950s



North Edinburgh

Cramond - Granton - Royston - Trinity -  Wardie


Granton:  transport map 1932

Granton:  small map 1870

Granton:  large map 1870


Cramond:                        from 1940s

Cramond Island:              1970s

Granton:                           1930s   1940s   1950s   1970s

Granton, Trinity, Wardie:  1940s   1950s - 60s   Shops

Lower Granton Road        all dates

Muirhouse                         from 1930s

Pilton:                               1940 bomb

Royston:                            from 1930s

Wardie School:                 1930s    1940s   1950s

                                         1960s    1970s   1980s


Granton, Trinity, Wardie:  from 1544


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