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J & W Taits staff Christmas party, 1964
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J & W Taits staff Christmas party, 1964

Marions writes:
'The J & W Taits photo is 1964 Xmas party for the staff. Numerous people some of whom I can identify.'

Please do, Marion!

Norma Campbell has spotted Mr and Mrs Tom King (Tom is the bearded cap in the back row, and also later my metalwork teacher at the Grammar School) and Mr and Mrs Angus Harcus (in the middle of the front row).
Picture added on 12 October 2004
Front row 4th from right is Peter Leslie - wasn't he the shop manager, and his son Eoin manager of Boots? Front row right looks like Billy Tait.
Added by Raymie Grieve on 03 June 2006
My parents, Alistair and Alison Robertson (nee King) are seated in centre of second row looking very loved-up with Mum sitting on Dad's knee!
Added by Ian Robertson on 20 January 2007
That looks like the late Norman Sinclair from Burray standing third from the left. After he left Taits he worked for my parents at Rossland Garage. He once showed me an old ha'penny he carried around with him dated 1926, which he said was not only the year he was born but the exact number of days he had spent in hospital with TB as a young man.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 22 January 2007
Back row L to R, Sandy Davidson, Shirley Henderson(Pirie), Thelma Irvine, Tom King, John And ? Cummings, David & Margaret Kemp, Norman Shearer, Ernie Wishart, Pat Shearer and Olive Wishart.
2nd row, Mr & Mrs John Allan, Bertie King, Colin Leslie, Sheila Walls(Kynoch), ?, Mr & Mrs Harold Shearer, Mrs Logie, Margaret Allan, ?, Rodney Groundwater, Elizabeth Miller, Mrs K Groundwater, Mrs Peter Leslie, and Mrs Bews.
Middle row, Alison & Alistair Robertson, Mr & Mrs Hugh Gibson, ? .
Front row, Mr & Mrs Hourston, ?, ?, ?, Mr & Mrs Angus Harcus, Peter Leslie, ?, Mr Bews And the Boss Mr Billy Tait.All identified by Shirley Henderson during her tea break !!!
Added by David Tullock on 27 January 2007
Further to Shirley's earlier "identity parade" Standing extreme right in the back row is Mrs Sylvia Wishart who's husband Arnold is seated in the front row between Peter Leslie and Mr. Bews.The couple 3rd in from the left in the front row are Clinton and Venus Hourston. ( The other Mr. Hourston is now best known for his Stop Smoking advert on TV)
Added by David Tullock on 31 January 2007
Back Row John & Wilma Cumming.
Next to Mr & Mrs Hourston in the front row are Mr & Mrs Stanley Spence and Jimmy Craigie is next to Angus Harcus
Added by Sheila Walls (Kynoch) on 02 February 2007
Mr and Mrs Peter Leslie are my grandparents. What a pleasure and surprise to come across this on the internet.
Added by Alison Howard on 12 March 2007
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