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Widewall Public School - 1955

The date is estimated but I do not think it will be before 1955. I have most of the names but would be grateful if anyone can fill in the blanks. Also does anyone have another Widewall School photo before 1960? - I believe there was another one but I do not have it.

Back Row
? ?; ? ?; James Norquoy; ? ?; ? ?; John Taylor; Alec Swanney
Second Row
Mrs Annal; Iris Swanney; Sally Norquoy; Jean Omand; Ivy Norquoy; Barbara Norquoy; Hazel Omand; Jacqueline Omand; Etta Henderson;
? Norquoy; ? ?; Miss Brown
Third Row
Sandy Rosie; Nancy McDonald; Margaret Taylor; Marion Norquoy; Jennifer Omand; Belle Swanney; Cathie Tait; Jean Matches; Anna Hourston; Margaret Matches; Margaret Rosie; Lena Budge; Arthur Budge.
Fourth Row
John Rosie; Ernie Norquoy; Tom Norquoy; Peter Matches; Bertie Thomson; Tony Matches; Alistair Rosie; David Taylor; Jim Omand; Alan Swanney; Johnny Thomson.
In Front
Vera McDonald; Elizabeth Omand.

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Picture added on 28 July 2009
Second from left, back row, Leonard Thomson!
Added by Herbert Mackenzie on 30 July 2009
Note Swannie is spelt with ie at end
Back row 4th Tom Rosie
I have copies of more photos from Widewall school
Added by Elizabeth Rosie (nee Swannie) on 13 January 2013
I believe the back row would read:- John Scott,Leonard Thomson,James Norquay, Tom Rosie, Ivan Omand, John Taylor and Alec Swannie.

In the second row the girl named as Sally should be Ivy Norquay, her sister, from Kirk, while the two girls at the end of the row after Etta Henderson are Helen Norquay(Kirk)and Iris Scott (Quoyangry).

While we have some photos of the Widewall School, we would be interested to compare these with the ones you have Elizabeth.
Added by Herbert Mackenzie on 19 January 2013
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