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Stromness Academy 1948?

Stromness Academy 1948? Class unknown.

I was given a copy of this photo by the daughter of Maisie Rannie, nee Leask, who taught at Stromness Academy in the 1940's before moving to Binscarth, Manitoba, Canada. Maisie died recently aged 95. The photo is signed by all those portrayed, although perhaps not in the order on the photo as follows: Thora M Davidson, Elizabeth J Cromarty, Edith Maclean, Evelyn Harvey, Mary Rendall, Vera Spence, Maurice Brown, Mabel B Harvey, Delille M M Porter.
Picture added on 08 September 2013 at 19:11
A Miss Leask taught French at Stromness Academy in my time. Her first name may well have been Maisie - I wasn't on first-name terms with her (though she was with me). She was succeeded by the redoubtable Miss McGuffie under whose forceful tutelage I managed to pick up a smattering of French.
I can't recall all the pupils' names. Those I'm pretty sure of are, left to right:
Back row - Vera Spence, Mabel Harvey, ??, ??
Front row - DeLille Porter, Elizabeth Cromarty, Maurice Brown, ??, Flora (not Thora) Davidson.
I think the year 1948 is right, and this is the 4th year Secondary.
Added by Ian Hourston on 08 September 2013
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