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School Photo - 1953
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School Photo - 1953

I think this picture of Jessie Munroe's class could have been taken around 1952/53.

Back row: Douglas Cooper, Thomas McIntosh, John Clements, Colin Grant, Hugh Urquhart, Jackie Bremner, Donald Watson, Willie Macrae, George Gilmour, Willie Duncan and Alex Grant
Middle Row: Miss Jessie Munroe (teacher), John Ferguson, Ross Finlayson, Jim Brewster, Morag Campbell?, Emily Morrison, Pat Jack, Anita Brittenden, Ishbel McBain, George Sutherland, Bertie Macdonald and James Hogg
Front Row: Sandra McLeod, Isobel McPhee, Isobel Skinner, Dorothy Manson, Veronica Watson, Beryl Irvine, Anne Gorge, Margaret McIvor, Grace Jack, Evelyn Robertson

Sincere apologies if I've got any names wrong!
Picture added on 19 June 2009 at 21:45
Hi Bertie. Nice to see the old faces from so long ago. It certainly makes you wonder where the years go. Do you remember the time Jessie Munro "lost it" when the strap went missing from her drawer. By the time she went to get Mr Rae it had somehow found its way back. Anyhow, happy days. It was good to see you the other week after so long. Take care and all the best, Alex.
Added by Alex on 20 June 2009
I recognise Miss Munro, but cannot recognise the pupils after all this time, my cousin Joan also went the school, at the same time as me.
Added by John Freestone on 23 September 2009
was looking at the 1911 census and came across Jessie Munro (Bobbins) aged 16 at the mains farm cottages, a student teacher. Born Cromarty. also there were 7 families living in the cottages (total of 30 people.) including my mother (Nanny Jack) and sister Mary (Low.) parents Donald and Grace Munro.no relation to Jessie that i know of. Often wondered where she came from.
Added by Ian Jack on 16 February 2012
Hi Ian. I remember Jessie Munro always reminding us of how proud she was of her father, who was a ploughman at the Mains and how difficult it was for her to attend university in those days. On the classroom windowsill she had a brass figure of a horse pulling a plough, of course one of her great heroes was Burns. A memorable teacher.
Added by Bertie Macdonald on 06 March 2012
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