Here’s my Dad’s school class photo from Dirleton Primary School in East Lothian. I’d guess, 1946 or so (he was born in 1937 so I’m guessing he’s about 9?) He’s the heavily-Brylcreemed (or spitty-downed hair) young man at the end of the middle row beside the teacher. Note that my Granny made sure he was wearing a tie for photo day – I think he’s the smartest boy there. Me? Biased? Surely not.
If you can add names to any of this assorted crew of ragamuffins and cuties, please let me know, or if you would like a high resolution copy, I’d be delighted to supply one. Judging by the amount of pained squinting going on, the photographer wasn’t expecting any sunshine that afternoon – two of the girls look like they’ve sat on thistles – much like me in my school photos :-)
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