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King St Church, Office Bearers, 1929

I wonder if anyone can put any names to this Tom Kent photo of the minister and office bearers of the King Street kirk in 1929. My great grandfather, John Johnston is in the second row, third from right, and the Rev Sutherland is at the front, but no other names are known.
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Picture added on 22 July 2009
Comments:
Danny, I think the John Johnston you refer to is the same John Johnston in the photo I submitted- picture #15894

Added by Ian Cameron on 25 July 2009
The man 2nd from right in front row looks like Robert Grieve Harrold. See picture #2614. He was an elder of the King St church from 1920 til 1943.
Added by Cathleen Spence on 26 July 2009
This was probably taken to mark the end of King Street's existence as a U.F. Church. Just over three weeks later, on 1st October 1929, it became the King Street Congregation of the Church of Scotland, when the United Free Church united nationally with the Established Church of Scotland. Some U.F. people refused to join the new church and continued as an independent body which still has a number of congregations today. There is one in Dounby for example.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 27 July 2009
Second row, fifth from the left, my Grandfather James Groundwater, of J. F. Groundwater, bakers and grocers. I remember that he was an elder in the fifties.
Added by Rognvald Spence on 13 May 2016
I am wondering if the gentleman seated third from the right in the front row is James F. Groundwater.
Added by Rognvald Spence on 09 December 2017
I am wondering if the gentleman seated third from the right in the front row is James F. Groundwater. I have a couple of other photographs of him and there is a similarity. He was an elder for a time.
Added by Rognvald Spence on 10 December 2017
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