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School Photograph 1926

School Photograph 1926

Date Added: 01 April 2003 Contributor: Eric Malcolm Year: 1926 Picture No: 333

Taken in 1926, this photograph is interesting because several children are without footware.

Back Row: Albert Larne, James Finlayson, Ken Hossack, Jackie Walters, Alistair Malcolm, Donald Watson, John Gillies, David Mackenzie, Billy Moore
Middle Row: Hugh Skinner, Terence McAleer, Mary Isaacson, Isa MacLeod, ????? Stewart, Isabel Muir, Emily Taylor, ???? Scott, Donald MacSween
Front Row: Anne Skinner, Chrissie Hogg, Violet Gape, Mary Scott, Cathie Clark, Kathleen Whiteman

Albums: People, School


In the middle row, third right, is my older sister Emily Taylor aged eight who lived at 5 Duke Street. These were obviously hard times as can be seen by several of the children without footware, nevertheless they all looked happy enough when this picture was taken. Sadly Emily died in 1945 when I was only seven. Comment left on 25 August 2007 at 01:05 by Jean Bell (nee Taylor)
I think Isa Macleod, Isabel Muir and Cathie Clark appear on a later picture of Jessie Reid Classmates 1929.
Can anyone confirm this as there is a difference in the name spelling?
Comment left on 01 September 2007 at 09:54 by Jean Bell (nee Taylor)
Jean, when my brother Peter went through the Classmates picture with Mother he wrote down the names, the difference in spelling is accounted for in his spelling and naming convention, these are the same people, blame Peter! The phonetics are correct. Comment left on 02 September 2007 at 20:12 by Arthur Bird
The very tall boy in the back row MAY be my uncle DONALD WATSON who lived at 3/5 Braehead. He was born in 1921 and attended Cromarty School for a year or so. My family left Cromarty in 1927. Comment left on 05 September 2007 at 17:00 by Alexandra (Sandra) Norton ms Watson
A teacher at the time was Annie Linklater. She taught there for 40 years retiring on 11 July 1928.
I obtained this from the Cromarty School Admission Register of 1928.
Comment left on 20 November 2010 at 16:45 by Alexandra Norton (nee Watson)
Kathleen Whiteman (watson) is my mother Comment left on 20 April 2021 by Gill Turner
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