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KGS Infants Class 1A 1954
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KGS Infants Class 1A 1954

We were the last year to start at the "old" school. We went to Papdale for the next year (see later photo) and returned to School Place the year after! I can give all the names except for the young lady fifth from left in the front row. If anyone knows who this is I would be grateful.

Back Row
Andrew McGinn; Ian Gibson; Colin Davidson; Scott Harcus; Arthur Grant; John Melrose; Leonard Linklater; Noel Barton; Linda Jamieson; Yvonne Tait; Eileen Marwick; Lynn Morris

Second Row
Donald Annal; Ronald Mears; Ian Ballantyne; Ray Kemp; David Hill; Alan Lobban; Brian Butler; Heather Tullock; Mary Zawadzki; Mary Corsie; Nancy Rorie;

Front Row
Fiona Groundwater; Audrey Bates; Moira MacKay; Maureen Wylie; ? ?; Mary Cooper; Robert Wood; Terence Borwick; Leslie Guthrie; Oliver Chalmers; Michael Thomson; Warren Findlay; Donald Shearer.

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Picture added on 10 February 2009
Thank you Ian, This was my first and last year at school in Orkney, before my family moved to Aberdeen. I knew there was a photograph of the class, but I did not have a copy. I am on the end of the middle row. My last memory of the school must have been the end of year prize giving when the classrooms were opened up into one large room, with all the desks banking up away from the teachers.
Added by Donald (Annal) Holloway on 07 April 2009
Lovely photo. They are all younger than me but I mind Noel Jane Barton; she had a younger sister, Elizabeth Ann. Their folks were family friends (John and Rena, I think). I also see Eileen Marwick. I worked with her in Aberdeen for many a year but don’t mind seeing her in Kirkwall. I think that her folks were from Rousay.
Added by Rognvald Spence on 07 January 2020
Sorry, I got my comments a bit wrong yesterday. Noel Jane Barton is the younger sister of Elizabeth Ann.
Added by Rognvald Spence on 08 January 2020
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