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Avoch Village School taken approx 1929
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Avoch Village School taken approx 1929

Avoch Village School taken approx 1929.
Picture added on 24 October 2012 at 08:19
I have a copy of this photo, which my cousin sent to me, with most of the names, and also the byenames. Would anyone like them listed?
Added by Andrew Robert Patience on 10 November 2012
Hi Andrew

The Archive would love you to list the names.
Added by John on 11 November 2012
Teacher Miss Finlayson
Back row: Alex Reid (Kepy), Donald Sutherland(Bussy?), John Reid, John Patience (Broo?), Sam Patience (Sammy Red), Willie Alex Poppie, Robert Munro (Butcher).
Third row: Stuart Strachan, Wllie McKenzie(Scrock), Sandy Smith, Margaret Ross, Netta Boots, May Williams (Kyack), Marie Main (Jack), Danny Patience (Scent), James McKenzie(Scrock), Alex McIntosh (Postie).
Second Row: Ina Gordiner? (Docky), Nancy Robertson, Janetta McLennan, Effie ?, Peggy Noble, Isa Patience (Toomie), Mary Jeannie Sutherland, Maimie Bonnie or King, Wee Betsy McLennan.
Front Row: Jimmy McIntosh (Postie), Jimmy McLennan (Welcome), Alex McIntosh (Mosie), Willie Patience (Bantam).

These names have been transcribed from a hand written note on the back of the photo. I apologise for any errors.
Added by Andrew Robert Patience on 11 November 2012
I have an original much sharper mother Marie Main/Jack is on this photo.
Please contact me if you would like to receive the better image.
Added by Alister/Ali Jack on 22 December 2012
Hi Alister
Please add your image and we will show it.
All the best
Added by John on 23 December 2012
I have been unable to email and I would be pleased with a sharper image as John Reid my be my uncle
Added by Rod Cran on 11 January 2013
Is the John Patience in the back row Margaret and Hugh Patience youngest son, if so he is my uncle.
Added by Sonia Edwards on 01 December 2013
I wonder if that Robert Munro could have been the Aircraftsman killed off Norfolk in an air crash in 1938. He is named on a memorial plaque in Barton Mills church, near Mildenhall
Added by Tony Pringle on 04 July 2015
Seems likely. The Robert Munro you mention was born in 1919 and so would have been about 10 at the time of this photo. He was the son of butcher ('flesher') James Munro of 13 Dock, Avoch. Robert was cousin of my Grandpa William Munro who emigrated to Australia in 1920.
Added by Alan Fredricsen on 13 July 2021
Yes I believe that is Robert Munro son of James Munro the butcher of 13 Dock. Robert was born in 1919 and was a cousin of my grandfather William Munro who emigrated to Australia in 1920. The photo is dated elsewhere as 1927, so Robert could have been between 8 and 10 at the time it was taken. Robert's brother Richard joined the RAF in 1940, survived the war and ended up living in Canada. His older brother James served in the army.
Added by Alan Fredricsen on 19 August 2021
My Dad, Sam Patience ('Sammy Red'), was born on
7 June 1919 so the age calculations about Robert Munro are probably correct.
Added by Andrew Robert Patience on 15 September 2021
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