'And finally, not everyone’s being doing topical. In fact, here’s the rather lovely 6 Oxgangs Avenue devoted to the history of the development of the area, this week highlighting how the block of flats came into being. Could have been prompted by Who do you think you are? Or just a timely reminder that not everything worth blogging about is in the here and now.'

Kate Higgins, Scottish Roundup 26/08/2012

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Summer's Gone

  ‘Summer Has Gone’ 

I have tidings for you,
The stag bells;
Winter pours;
Summer has gone

Wind is high and cold;
The sun is low;
Its course is short;
The sea runs strongly…

Cold has seized
The wings of birds;
Season of ice.
These are my tidings

       (Early Irish Lyrics, Oxford 1956)

Top Playground former Hunters Tryst School
 (Photograph 9 September, 2012)
The above photograph is of the remains of the playground at the former Hunters Tryst School; below is a photograph of the pupils who helped Hunters Tryst School win the Shennan Banner and the Girls' Shield at the 1967 Edinburgh Inter-scholastics Athletics Championships. 

The two photographs separated by forty five years make for an interesting contrast.

Do ghosts from the past flit and skip and run and shout and laugh? Probably not.

Hunters Tryst Primary School
Winners of The Shennan Banner and Girls' Shield, 1967 Edinburgh Schools' Interscholastics 

Back Row: Martin McAlpine Terry Workman Stephen Drysdale Meinhart Sutherland John Whyte Guy Henderson Martin Kidd
Third Row: Alan Fisher Patricia? Ann Breslin Jaqueline Porteous Carol Clement Eileen Evelyn Geoff Hunter Elaine Martin Ronnie Smith
Second Row: Joyce Colbron Colin Benson Linda Smart Graeme McKiernan Margaret Rutherford Peter Hoffmann Norma Fraser David Lines
Front Row: Susan Le Grice Marjory Menzies Doreen Rutherford Linda Littlejohn


Martin Kidd said...

Back Row, far right is Martin Kidd.
All the best

Peter Hoffmann said...

Thanks Martin - good to hear from you; if you're on Facebook the group 'Oxgangs A Pastime From Time Past'may be of interest to you. Best, peter