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Many thanks to Moira Frize for the above picture and the following explanation: My father Charlie Frize was the foreman steel fixer working on the new Howford Bridge.  We lived in a caravan in the grounds of Catrine House nurseries.  The caravan was unusual in that it was a single decker bus which my father had converted.  It was painted blue and cream.  My brother and I went to St. Patricks at Birnieknowe and were picked up every day by minibus.  I have attached a photo of primary 1 with Miss McAtee.  My brother is Charlie Frize second row from the back 4th from left next to the little altar. I wonder if anyone else from the photo knows other names. 

Olive Winning has kindly named most of the people in the photo she remembers as follows. Back row: JamescGinn, ?, Michael Henry, Bryan Burns, Derrick McCluskey, Peter Greenshields. Second row: ?, Frankie Loy, Peter Brannan, Charlie Frize, Gerald Dempster, Tom McCann, James New, Michael McGarry. Third row: Frances Loy,  CharlesLusk, Mary Keys, Lex New, Brendan Armstrong. Forth row: Collette Forrey, ?, Bernadette Hollywood, Marian Rafferty, Mary Bradley, Hillary Taylor, Olive Winning, Kathleen Stakim, ?. Front row: Julie Favali, Bernadette Milgrew, Agnes McMurdo, Helen McCluckie, Margaret Makin, Eileen Burn

This is a picture I got from Sam Tomlin of the Birnieknowe school communion with his wife Greta on the right, 3 rows down. I had been asking Greta if she had any school photos for my collection because all the photos so far are of Catrine school but I haven't ever yet found any Roman Catholic entries from anyone. There must be a whole lot of school photos of Catrine Catholic families out there so here's hoping I manage to get some soon.

Leo Melaugh kindly donated this school photo from the Birnieknowe, St Patricks' Roman Catholic School, between Auchinleck and Logan, where all the local Catholic children of our generation went for their Primary education.  I have named the only ones I can recognise for now although the spelling will be all wrong. Left to Right Top row: ?,?,?,?,Yanic MisKoskie,?,James Docherty,?,?,?.Second row from the top: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,Leo Melaugh,?. Third row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?. Front row: ?,?,?,?,?,?,Elizabeth McCluskie.  Many thanks for now Leo. Sorry I wasn't home when you arrived with the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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