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School Photo Jimmy MacLeman
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School Photo Jimmy MacLeman

school photo jimmy macleman
Picture added on 15 June 2011 at 14:09
As an ex teacher I can't help but notice that not many of the children look very happy in this photo. Was school not such a great place to be back then?
Added by Ann Duggan on 16 June 2011
times were hard back then,and lets be honest what child likes school.
Added by Mark Macleman on 17 June 2011
Do we have a date for the photo? The wee girl on The wee girl on the far left , second front row looks very like my mother, Mamie Sutherland, and the boy with his hand on her shoulder could be my Uncle Sandy. That would place the date at 1926 or thereabouts.
Added by David Sutherland McCartney on 13 August 2014
David there is another photo on here under the school section of pictures that names the children and that little girl as Mary Jean Sutherland and I think it has Maimie in brackets.I hope that is useful for you.
Added by Ann Duggan on 14 August 2014
Thanks, Ann. I viewed on after making the previous comment and discovered not only the names for both photos but also that the names were in my mother's handwriting . . . ! I have my own copy of the second photo but had never seen this one. Mother became a children's nurse in Aberdeen and then in Glasgow. She was in charge of the milk kitchen at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow before retiring to the family home in Margaret Street in Avoch. She died in 2011 aged 91. I wonder whether anyone in the photos is still alive.
Added by David Sutherland McCartney on 15 August 2014
Mark and David would you like to become members of the Facebook site Avoch Past and Present and post these photos there? There are other school photos on that site from years around the same time and folk would probably like to compare the names on the back of these with the photos that have no names already on the site.
Added by Ann Duggan on 19 December 2015
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