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Cromarty Image Library

Schoolchildren - c1957??
The Cromarty Archive
Schoolchildren - c1957??

Sent from Australia by John MacDonald. He gives the following names.

Back Row:- John Shepherd, Jeanette Macphee, Brian Morrison, Raymond ?, John MacDonald, John Cleland, Margaret Ritchie, Jane MacAuley.

Front Row:- ?, Doreen McPhee, Jane Ritchie, Janet Ewen, Barbara McKay, ?, Gillian Fernley.

If you can fill in the blanks or correct our guess at the date, let us know using the comments form below.
Picture added on 01 January 2003
Raymond, (Christopher Hart)
Added by George Watson on 19 March 2003
It's not Jane Macaulay, it is her sister Shelia. Jane was in my class. We just started in 1958. Raymond's second name Maclean.
Added by Sue Florence nee Manson on 21 March 2003
Thank you George and Sue - both names came back to me the other day. You bet me to the punch to correct it !
Added by John Macdonald on 25 March 2003
I think Dorothy Robertson is second from the right in the front row.
Added by Hazel Clark (Thomson) on 30 March 2003
That only leaves the girl far left front row - as far as I can remember herself and her family only stayed in Cromarty for a short while?
Added by John Macdonald on 02 April 2003
It was't Janet Ewen Her name is Irene Ewen and it's not Barbara Mackay it's Jane Mackay but I can't for the life of me think of the name of the girl at the end of the front row at the left.

That photo certainly takes me back.
Added by Margaret M Scott (Ritchie) on 14 April 2003
Since posting this Photograph, I am interested to find out how many people in this photograph are still living in Cromarty or surrounding Black isle area?
Added by John MacDonald on 26 August 2003
This was the Primary Seven class 1959-60 (teacher was Jessie Munro) Girl on left only lived in Cromarty for less than one year and was called Mary? In reply to John (26/8/03) Sheila, Margaret, Jeanette, John Clelland, Irene and myself (Jane) live in the Black Isle area, Dorothy in Inverness and Gillian is in Forres.
Added by Jane Patience (Mackay) on 04 May 2004
Thanks Jane ...I was interested that most of you are still in the Black Isle? Good excuse for a class reunion one day !!!
Added by John Macdonald on 30 September 2004
Check out the cheesy grin on my Mum's face (Margaret Ritchie). Nothing changes!
Added by Jane M Scott on 03 December 2004
I can't remember any of the faces, but some of the names are familiar to me. When I went to school in Cromarty John Rae was headmaster, Miss Patience taught RE, Miss McKay used to run the library in the evenings, and so on.
Added by Val on 12 January 2005
I think this photograph was taken the day of the `Quali` i.e qualifying exam, later known as the eleven plus. Can anyone else remember?
Added by Dorothy Ewen on 03 July 2005
The heading should be changed to 1960 as taken at the time of the Qualifying Exam 1960.
Added by Jane Mackay (Patience) on 05 August 2016
John Macdonald is in a show called Scotland, venue is Twin Towns RSL, Tweed Heads. We now live in NSW and are looking forward to the show.
Added by Gillian Junor (Fearnley) on 30 October 2017
Think girl Mary on left was Mary Graham. Does anyone remember?
Can the Archive admin please change the heading to 1960 - still at 1957!!
Great to hear of Gillian going to John's show. Gillian you should let him know as he will be so happy to meet up again. John & I were in touch after Margaret Scott's passing on to share our memories of Maggie Murph.
Added by Jane Patience (Mackay) on 31 October 2017
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