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Stromness Academy 1956
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Stromness Academy 1956

Back - Ronnie Adamson, Martin Black, Arthur McIver, Ronald Bews, Gordon Wishart

Middle - Evelyn Scott, Elsie Towers (my mother), Ann White, Elizabeth Wallas, Inez Rowland, Sunniva Clouston

Front - Ella Johnstone, May Miller, Sylvia Tait, Janetta Johnston
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Picture added on 02 February 2011 at 15:59
Hi Vivienne,

Ronnie Adamson is my dad's (Gilbert Walls Adamson) cousin. My dad and I met Ronnie and his mum Rita in 1991. This was the last time my dad went back home to Stromness and my first and only visit to date. We also met my dad's best pal up there, Jim Merriman (China). My dad was China's best man when he married Iris Marwick. I still send Ronnie a Christmas card.
Added by Keith Adamson on 02 February 2011
Hi Vivienne, My mother is Elizabeth Wright (nee Wallas) - would you be kind enough to alter the spelling from Wallace to Wallas. It is an unusual spelling. She is 71 now and recuperating from a very nasty fall in Nov 2010. Some lovely calls from her freends and relatives in Orkney. It's a closeknit community.

Many thanks Pauline

[Change made - Steven]
Added by Pauline Wright on 10 January 2012
I like the name Sunniva for a girl, but what if she married a Mr Gunn?
Anonymous comment added on 12 January 2012
Dear Anonymous,
Love your Mr Gunn comment - funny. Sunniva actually married a Mr Shearer (true). Sunniva is a close friend of my Mum's and they still keep in touch.
Added by Pauline Wright on 17 January 2012
Hi--From a U.S. lover of Orkney! In 1991 my husband and I visited Orkney for the first time. We rented a little Ford car from a Mr. Ronnie Adamson whose business was located on the main street in Stromness near the office of CESS Ltd. I had sent an e-mail to an Orkney visitors' site and had a response from Mike Craigie, the director of CESS, and he gave me very good advice generally and also arranged the car hire with Mr. Adamson. I have never forgotten Mr. Adamson who asked me if I'd washed my face in the May morning dew. This being right up my alley, I asked him what that meant. He said, "It means you'll come back." That morning at the Stones of Stenness I washed my face in the May morning dew. And we are about to make our third trip to Orkney, now to see the major archaeological site, The Ness of Brodgar. I hope I have found the right Ronnie Adamson. I dare to think I have! We love Orkney and can't wait to be there again in just a couple of weeks.

[Thanks for writing in, and welcome back! - Steven]

Added by Virginia Gaines on 03 August 2016
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