|'The Harvest Moon', Peter Hoffmann, 2008|
At this time of the seasonal year in the 1960s, often tying in with the Harvest Moon, the annual Harvest Festival was held at Hunters Tryst School. Local schoolchildren were expected to bring in small items of food-some fruit, vegetables or a tin. The contributions were then laid out artistically on tables in the school hall and made for a wonderfully colourful display. There would be a special Harvest Service held in the school-hall conducted by the Reverend Jack Orr from the local parish church.
|St John's Church of Scotland, Oxgangs|
The food was thereafter distributed to local pensioners, but I wonder if they were not less in need of the largesse than many local young families in Oxgangs?