'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
 (Photo Peter Hoffmann,  9 September, 2012)
The above photograph is of the empty, 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 School, 1967
(Edinburgh Evening News)
Back Row: ? Terry Workman Stephen Drysdale ? John Whyte Guy Henderson ?
Third Row: Alan Fisher ? Ann Breslin ? ? ? Geoffrey Hunter ? Ronnie Smith
Second Row: Joyce Colbron Colin Benson Jaqueline? Graeme McKiernan  ? Peter Hoffmann ? David Lines
Front Row: Susan Le Grice Marjory? Doreen Rutherford ?

Followers of The Stair-a challenge-how many of the boys and girls in the photograph above can you identify? All the faces are familiar to me, but I'm struggling with naming about ten of the individuals! It would be nice to put names to them all for posterity.

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