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Stronsay Class Photo

Best guess as to the date of this... My Mum's class photo.

She's in the 3rd row, 2 along from the teacher. Daveen Ritchie (nee Williamson)
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Picture added on 14 June 2007
Back row L-R Jim Grieve, David Shearer, Doug Cooper?, Erland Wilson, Ian Wilson
3rd row L-r J Drever(Teacher), Erlend Stout, Daveen Williamson, Caroline Fiddler, Agnes Dalziel, Isobel Fotheringham, Barbara Chalmers, Margaret Shearer, Margaret Scott
2nd Row L-R Billy Miller, Don Cooper, Patricia Cooper, ????, Elizabeth Stevenson, Magan Fotheringham,
Front Row L-R Pete Smith, Jack Chalmers, John Grieve, Jim Stevenson, Bill Stout, Francis Williamson.
These are the names identified by my uncle Douglas Cooper now 73yrs who was born and lived on Stronsay until he left school and went to sea.Douglas and his wife Zena (nee Rosie) live in Aberdeen.
Added by Garry Cooper on 30 June 2007
The people in this picture are older than me, but I do remember them well. The missimg name, I think, is Catherine Sinclair. She was not full time in Stronsay but stayed for lengthy periods at St Catherine's and attended school while there.
A check on the names - yes, Back Row third is Douglas Cooper. Why the question mark?
The spelling of the Wilson boys should be Erlend and Eoin.
2nd Row, extreme right is Megan Fotheringhame.
Sorry! Ever the teacher..!!!!
And, Alison, when I taught you, you were so like your mother in this photo!

Added by Bertha Fiddler on 08 September 2007
And just as well behaved too, Miss!
Added by Alison Ritchie on 12 September 2007
Update to list of names in this photo Back row right hand side is Tom Stout and not Ian Wilson
Added by Gracie Donaldson on 23 September 2007
Pete Smith was my grandad.....he fairly stands out.
Added by Jenna Stevenson on 16 January 2009
Hello, I don't know anyone in this photo, but my grandfather was from Stronsay, he emigrated to Canada in the mid 1920's. George Williamson was his name, he married Marianne, or Maryanne Steedman from Edinburgh. Wondering if there is any connection between Daveen and my grandfather...
Added by Alan Williamson on 26 July 2019
Hi, I'm finally visiting the island in November as my grandfather was born there in 1885 -- Peter Robert Fotheringham(e). His parents were Thomas Fotheringhame and Mary Ann Harcus. Anyone got any ideas on them? any help most welcome. Graeme
Added by Graeme on 20 October 2021
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