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Schoolchildren - c1953
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Schoolchildren - c1953

Sent from Australia by John MacDonald - can you put names to the faces or pin down the year?
Picture added on 01 January 2003
Comments:
Some of the faces in this early Cromarty school pic are.. Douglas Kelly, John Macdonald, Linda Brewster, Raymond Maclean, Donald Macintosh, Douglas Cooper... and many more... Anyone still in Cromarty recognise themselves in this group shot?
Added by John Macdonald on 04 February 2003
I see myself 5th from the right in the front row. I think Ruth Newell is next to me. That picture must be two classes as Kenneth Macaulay was a year ahead of me. I think Heather Hossack is third from the left and John Watson is third from the right in the middle row.
Added by Hazel Clark (Thomson) on 30 March 2003
Middle row, fifth from left is Kenneth John Macfarlane (Ian). In the front row, second from the left is his twin sister Christine Macfarlane known to her family as Teen.
Added by Moira Liddle on 24 May 2003
Back row 3rd from rt is Roger Walters. Mid row from left pos. George McPhee, Eric McIvor, "Ginga" McPhee, Ronald Cooper, ?, Raymond McLean?, John MacDonald, ?, ?, Thomas McBean?, John Watson, myself, Ken Macaulay, Front row 5th from left Margaret Hogg?, ?, Helen Watson?, Ruth Newell, Hazel Thompson, Pauline Gilmour, Violet Jack, ?, ?. Probably have everyone wrong!!
Added by Dennis Manson on 28 November 2003
Dennis ..I am back Row 5th from the left ....In dead centre middle row is Janet Ewen's brother ..Could be wrong but think his first name was John Ewen ? I think also that is Harry Kynarzack ..back row ..4th from the right ...Jane Ritchie ..could be front row 6th from the left ..also Linda Brewster 4th from the left
..Donald Macintosh ..middle row 5th from right
Added by John Macdonald on 30 November 2003
The more I look at this photo the more I think I am seated 2nd form the end on the right of the front row next to Vi Jack. I don't have a copy of this photo but am told by my mother I had a scowl on my face! I attended Cromarty School about 1951/52 not sure for how long.
Added by Catherine Penman nee Hossack on 07 April 2004
Arnold Eastwood - top row, second from right
Added by Marianne Eastwood (wife) on 08 April 2004
This is probably Miss McKenzie's primaries 1 and 2, photographed in early summer, towards the end of the 1952-1953 school year, with a few early starters for the1953-54 primary 1( the class that is pictured several years later in No. 74 [1957] ). I think that the girl on the right end of the front row is Jeanette McPhee and the girl two places from her could be her sister Doreen.l
Added by Christopher Hart on 18 January 2005
The girl on the extreme left of the front row is Doreen Bassindale.
Added by Freda Bassindale on 09 February 2005
Front row 6th from left is Janie Ritchie's older sister Margaret.
Added by Dorothy Ewen on 03 July 2005
I think my dad, Bill Reid, is 3rd from the left on the back row.
Added by Mandy Williamson, Nee Reid on 13 September 2006
I'm second from the right in the front row
Added by Cathleen (Robertson) Sutherland on 29 November 2006
Is that Alister Dunnett 5th from right in the back row?
Added by Anon on 08 December 2006
thats not Alister, he was only born in 1953, we were in the same class in school.
Added by Sue Florence on 29 December 2006
Third from left back row is Patrick Grant, "scouie" to his mates. He lived in a house on the Denny.
Added by Davie Jones on 21 March 2009
Thanks Davie ..yes I remember Patrick
Added by John Macdonald on 22 March 2009
1st on the right front row is my Sister Helen Bremner friend of Helen Watson and Margaret Hogg. Helen has lived in Windsor, Ontario, Canada since 1970 and visits Cromarty annually.

Added by James A Bremner on 18 November 2010
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