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Kirkwall Grammar School

This was taken in about 1950. Names of people would be appreciated.
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Picture added on 06 October 2007

Anonymous comment added on 30 December 1899
Third row from back.Fifth from the Left..is John Fotheringhame
Added by Chris Fotheringhame on 19 September 2008
Also my Dad John Fotheringhame would have been 11 if this is 1950 so it is possible that they were in p6 or p7. I believe that Gordie Thomson was in his year so he my know others in the photo if he is still living!
Added by Chris Fotheringhame on 20 September 2008
I am sure it was about 1955 as I think I am the girl in the front row 5 in from left as it looks like another one in an old school photo as I recognise some faces but cannot put names to them- the name John Fotheringhame rings a bell.
Added by Margaret Robertson on 07 December 2010
A few names,top L-R.Tommy Borwick,??,Gordie Thomson,Scottie Yule,Jimmy Smith,Peter Garriock,Dimmy Keldie,? Frazer,David Partner,Jim Sangster.2nd.row,L-R.?Frazer,Jim Thomson,??,Tony Linklater,??,William Emslie,Jacky Barnett,Neil Thomson,John Leslie,??,A very young looking Teacher.3rd.row,L-R.?Delday,??,??,Pat Leslie,John Fotheringham,??,?Brass,Moira Bews,Margaret Kirkpatrick,Leslie Sinclair.Bottom row,L-R.??,Ivy Rendall,Jaceline Turfus,Olive Argo,Margaret Robertson,??,Ruby Miller,Kathleen Swanney,Helen Stephen,Hilda Walls,Margaret Ryan,Pat Garriock.I could be wrong on some of these names. Added by Phil Brough.
Added by Phil Brough. on 08 December 2010
Four names yet,3rd.row,1st.left,Margaret Haddon,?Delday,3rd.in is Douglas Grant,6th.in is George Eunson.Bottom row,1st.left is Polly Mckenzie and 6th.in is Phylis Foulis.
Added by Phil Brough. on 10 December 2010
Well done,Phil, I recognise many with your help. Would the chap you name as Tommy be Arthur Borwick?
Added by Herbert Mackenzie on 10 December 2010
Herbert!,Arthur started school the same year as we did, 1945, his photo is on our School Reunion photo taken in the Tankerness Hall in 2001, it could be Tommy or Michael in this Photo. Added by Phil Brough.
Added by Phil Brough. on 13 December 2010
The photo was taken in 1948 at the end of our primary 1, nowadays called Primary 3. At that time first two years were called infants 1 and 2.

Additions and corrections to lists in previous submissions.

Back Row - it is Arthur Borwick. For some reason he ended up back a year with us. Next to him is Davie Flett and 3rd from right is CHRIS Fraser.

2nd Row 1st left is Rodney Flett; 3rd in is Brian Kemp; 5th in is Robert Evans and extreme right is Michael Wishart. 3rd Row it is Margaret HADDEN then Brenda Delday; 6th in is Jimmie Clouston and next him is Ewan Sutherland;

Front Row - extreme left is Jean Harcus; 5th in is Evelyn Thomson and next to her is Phyllis Foulis; and it is CATHERINE, not Kathleen, Swanney. Our teacher was Miss Maltman who married a Seatter from Holm.

Photos seem to have been taken every two years by J.W.Sinclair except for 5th/6th years and school teams taken every year for the "Kirkwallian."
Added by David Partner on 12 May 2011
Second row left it's himself ( Rodney Flett) Standing in front of Arthur Borwick. We left Orkney In '54 to live in Cumberland [14 years old.] About 4 years later,one Sunday morning while out walking ,I felt a tap on my shoulder. Yes Arthur here on an ore boat . Small world boeu! Can anyone spell yon name?
Added by Stuarts Dad. Rodney Flett on 23 August 2011
This picture shows my Mum, Nan Seatter (Maltman before she married in 1952). She married my father Lawrie Seatter, who was in the RAF in Burma in the war, and went to work in Singapore and Malaysia after that. My Mum worked as a teacher there. They came back to live in Largs in 1967, where they ran a shop opposite the railway station. My sister, Lynne, also worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Some years ago we went with my Mum and Dad, my wife and daughter back to visit Orkney. They enjoyed the visit very much and my Mum was delighted to meet some of her former pupils.
My Dad died in 2006, and my Mum died on 24 July 2012.
Added by Alan Seatter on 25 July 2012
Hello if you recognize me let me know,I recognise some the names and faces but it's good wee while back,I'm 70 now.
Added by Margaret Robertson on 10 February 2020
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