'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

Sunday, 2 April 2017

A Moment In Time Hunters Tryst Primary School Class Photograph, Year 1962-1969

Carol Ramage, previously of 4/3 Oxgangs Avenue sent me a copy of her class photograph at Hunters Tryst Primary School, 1962-1969.

Carol is seated in the second row, second in from the right; she's still as slim!

Two seats in from Carol is Nancy Black. Would any readers like to name some of the others in the photograph and their position? I think Irene Burns; Ian McLeod; John McQuater; Audrey Stuart; John Wilkinson; and Lorna Veitch are all there, but I'm unsure of their position other than Ian who is back row, second right.

As ever, it's always interesting to see some of the other details - the carpets and the school benches which were always brought out on such occasions; the washing is hanging out in the back gardens of Oxgangs Park so it must be a fine day because it's bed sheets that are swaying in the breeze - a Monday even?; and also the recently demolished former St John's Church bell tower in the far background.

I always think it a shame that the general culture was to not include the class teacher in the group - a significant and unfortunate omission, especially half a century on. 

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