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School Photograph - 1951

School Photograph - 1951

Date Added: 14 October 2003 Contributor: Clem Watson Year: 1951 Picture No: 535

Taken in front of the HORSA hut. (Hut Occasioned by the Raising of the School-leaving Age).

Albums: School


The building we were photographed in front of was the school canteen, built in 1946/7 when 'school meals' were introduced. This was a great boon to those pupils travelling in from the surrounding countryside. The meals were good basic soups of good broth, stewing steak, followed by a variety of sweets.

The staff in the Canteen then I remember were Mrs Johnnie Aird, Mrs Phyliss Brittenden, and Mrs ? Hogg. Everything was cooked daily from scratch on the premises.
Comment left on 16 January 2007 at 22:36 by Clem Watson.
Hello Clem,
Can you tell me if the girl 4th from the right on the second row is my late Mum, Margaret Mcdonald?
Comment left on 29 January 2007 at 11:59 by Doline Kilgour (Maclean)
Hi. A question to anyone looking at this picture re the question above. Is the girl 4th from the right on the on the 2nd row, my late mum Margaret McDonald? Also is the girl far left on the front row a Maclean, as I think she may be one of my aunties?
Thanks, Doline
Comment left on 19 September 2007 at 08:45 by Doline Kilgour
Is the person second from the right on the front row Jean Gray? Comment left on 01 September 2010 at 04:29 by Hazel Clark
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