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Catrine School 1955  (click for a full sized picture)



Catrine School Staff from 1950. So far these names have been suggested but still to be confirmed.

Back row left to right Mr Caine (woodwork teacher nicknamed Tubal), ?, Mr Wilson, Rose Wallace, Mary Anderson, Jean Provan,  Isabell Scott, Mr Devlin, Betty Cameron, Tam Elliot.  Front row left to right Mr Lawson, Maizie Neilson, Miss Begg, Mr Thomson (headmaster), Mr Smith (nicknamed big Alkie, after Al Capone I am told), Miss Buchanan, Nora Fryer (Mauchline minister's daughter.) 

 Many thanks to Inglis Thomson for the photograph of the Catrine Junior Secondary staff when his grandfather John Thomson was headmaster. And also for the Church Elders photo. Inglis father John Thomson was the church organist for 55 years. Thanks also to Anne Kerr nee Robb and Margaret Steele nee Nelson for helping to name the people in the picture. Margaret also points out that Mike McLuskie's picture was from a school play called Briar Rosebud which took place in the Wilson Hall around 1954. And thanks to Scott Thomson for naming the woodwork teacher Mr. Caine and to Millie Rankin who gave me the rest of the names for the 1950 Catrine school staff photo. Just one to go and we'll have them all. Who is the lady on the back row second left?




Catrine Church Elders (click for a full sized picture)


Catrine Parish Church Elders ( around 1950) from left to right. Back row  Bert Liddle, Mr. Reid, Willie Carson, Middle row Mr. Peden, Jack Jackson, Mr. Park, Alex Kerr, Hugh Poole jnr, Hugh Poole snr. Front row  Sam Hilditch, George Park, Rev. Campbell, Mr. Buck, John Thomson.

Cinderella at Catrine Primary (click for a full sized picture)

Thanks also to Mike Mcluskie for this picture.

Briar Rosebud at Catrine Primary 195?

Well what's your guess 54 , 55, 56?


Catrine Secondary 1945?

Anyone know anyone in this picture. Scott Thomson sent me from the 1940's He has named those he can remember as follows.

Catrine Public School, Primary class 1945 or thereabouts

 Back row left to right.

CR, David Roxburgh, Scott Thomson, CR, Morris Fulton, Henry Jones, Jimmy Allardyce,

George Roxburgh, Hugh Orr, Loy Speirs, Jim Harper, John Robertson, Billy Dick.


Cr, Rena Ramsay, Angeline McEwan, Dorothy Gibson, Mary Thomson, - Watson, CR,

Mary Timpany*, Irene Collins, Nelson Dunn*


CR, Muriel Liddell, Helen Harrison, CR, CR, CR, CR, Netta Richmond, Wilma Raeside

 CR = canít remember.         *    =  evacuee from Clydebank.



T.A. Catrine

Back row: ?, Sandy Gillies, George Mackay,?. Front Row:  ?, ?, ?, John Hogg.


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