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Infant class at Kirkwall Grammar School 1945 or 46
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Infant class at Kirkwall Grammar School 1945 or 46

This picture was given to me by my brother-in-law but as he's not a Kirkwallian, didn't know names. I recognise some as being contemporaries.
The date must be 1945 or 1946. it's an Infant class at Kirkwall Grammar School and I think the teacher is Miss Shearer, sister of the former Director of Education, John Shearer.
Back row, first left is, I think, Mosh Marwick.
Second row, third left is, again I think, Elizabeth Bain, now Firth.
Front row, second left is Tommy Gray, and fourth from the right is Elizabeth Sandison, now Hourston.
Tommy and Elizabeth were at one time in the class with me.
I'd love to know more names!
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Picture added on 22 December 2009 at 12:19
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BACK ROW NORMAN SUTHERLAND,WILLIAM NEWLANDS,JAMES MAXWELL,JAMES LEONARD,ROBERT(plumber)JOHNSTON,ERIC HEDDLE,MARGARET ARTHUR,MARCIA ANDERSON,?CRAIGIE,ISOBEL ROSIE,?HARVEY,MISS SHEARER(best teacher in the world)
2nd ROW ROGER ROBSON,KENNETH HOURSTON,ELIZABETH BAIN,SANDRA PRIOR,ALAN MONKMAN,?THOMSON,LAN ROBERTSON,JUNE ROSIE,MARGARET NEWLANDS,MOIRA SMITH,??
3RD ROW JAMES BRASS,THOMAS GRAY,JOHN COOK,LINDA MOWAT,JANET HALL,ELINOR GRIEVE,ELIZABETH SANDISON,JAMES(mosh)MARWICK,?? STEWERT DAVIDSON.
Added by Liz Firth on 22 December 2009
Thanks, Liz. Certainly a blast from the past!

Added by Bertha Fiddler on 22 December 2009
first right middle row brit graham front row second right john harrold
Added by Jim M on 22 December 2009
I remember Miss Shearer, she was indeed a wonderful teacher.
Added by M.Gibson on 27 December 2009
Does anyone know if the teacher is either Elizabeth Shearer or Margaret Shearer?
Added by Caroline Shearer on 27 February 2011
I believe Olive Greenfield was in the back row 9th from the left. Does anyone agree? I arrived in Orkney from Jamaica in 1943 and this was my fifth school, having lived in Pierowall Westray, Hoy, Orphir, Stromness and Hatston before leaving in 1947 to go to Singapore - my dad was in the forces, which explains a lot!
Added by Linda Pullen on 23 April 2012
Back row 9th from the left is June Craigie who lived in Clay Loan .
Added by J Marwick on 24 April 2012
Thanks for that info. I was in Miss Shearer's class in 1946, so assumed I was in the photo! She was a wonderful teacher and I was sorry to leave.
Added by Linda Pullen on 26 April 2012
My dad is William Newlands. It is so good to find this. Thank you.
Added by Carol Clegg on 28 June 2014
Best ever infant teacher.
Added by Bob Kelday on 11 July 2014
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