'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

Monday, 30 July 2018

Oxgangs - A Pastime From Time Past #12 Christmas Party circa 1959

Front row seated from left to right : ?, ?, Gordon McKernan, Colin Mooney, Peter McKernan, Lisa Sibbald, Doreen Rutherford, ?, Joyce Vert being held by ?, ?, ?, Winifred McKenna, Anne Matthews, Susan Bailey.
Second row back - John Mooney, John Rutherford, Brian McGuire, Alan Gilchrist, ?, Caroline Mckenna, Lynne Gilchrist, back of someone's head!, ? Joan McKenna, Kathleen McKenna, one of the Kadobinski girls, Charles McKenna, ?, ?
John Mooney, John Rutherford, Jim McGuire, Niki Corrigan
Next row back - don't recognise many here. The girl in the centre with a big bow on top of her head is Isobel Brogan, then Barbara McKernan and Graeme McKernan, then Carol Duncan (with the patch over one eye) , then another of the Kadobinski girls at the end of the row.

From Lisa Sibbald: Christmas party at St John's Church Hall for the children from the self-build houses at Oxgangs Farm Drive and Farm Grove. Either 1959 or 1960. I'm in the front row in a white dress, looking in the wrong direction!

Jaqui Roden: The wee girls front row on the right look like it could be Susan Bailey and Ann Matthews..?!?!

Lisa Sibbald: You're absolutely right!

Caroline McKenna: Exactly looking the wrong way. I loved these parties. We got a little present which was magical.

Margaret Rutherford: Loved these parties! Although, can't see myself at this one; Niki and Wendy Corrigan, lived two doors up from McGuires. They moved away in the late sixties and Mrs Ford moved in after that, I think

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