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A Photo is Worth A Thousand Words.....
 

Especially true when it comes to school photos. I've no idea when these were first begun but they were increasingly popular by the 1930's. Since then nearly every school boy and girl appeared in at least a couple of these. They are a treasure house of memories and another great source for the family researcher. I'll be posting the occasional photo on this page which gleaned from various local sources. I hope you find them of interest. Look carefully - perhaps you or your ancestors are among them

 

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Class Photo Middlefield
School, Aberdeen 1945 (1)


Class Photo King Street
School, Aberdeen 1948 (2)


Class Photo Victoria Road
School, Aberdeen, 1934 (3)


Torry Intermediate
School 1928 (4)



Some of the first pupils
at Torry Intermediate
School circa 1927/28 (5)

 


Kittybrewster School
1935 (6)



Maryculter School
1946 (7)



Torry Academy
1942-42 (8)



Torry Academy
1947 (9)


Ferryhill Primary School
circa 1945 (10)

Linksfield Primary School
1951-52 (11)

Banchory Academy
circa 1950 (12)

Banchory Academy
circa 1952 (13)
 

Banchory Academy
circa 1953 (14)
 

Frederick Street B
football team 1947 (15)

 

Northfield Secondary
class 2B2, 1957 (16)

 

Northfield Secondary,
Prefects, 1959, George
Benzie in centre (17)

Northfield B Football Team
 1957-58 with PE Teacher
Frank Wilson (18)

Northfield B Football
Team with B league
Cup 1958-59 (19)
 

Northfield School
Prefects 1959 (20)
 

Northfield School visit
to Heildelburg,
West Germany,
1959 (21)
 

Northfield B Football
Team 1958 with
Jimmy Logan! (22)
 

Stockethill South Primary
 School Football Team
1955-56 (23)

Mile-End School
photograph 1942 (24)

Ruthrieston School
photograph 1933 (25)

Quarryhill School
photograph 1960 (26)

Middle Junior School
photograph 1948/49 (27)

Broomhill School
photograph 1953 (28)

Kittybrewster School
photograph 1935 (29)

Kittybrewster School
photograph 1936 (30)

Skene Street School
photograph 1940's (31)

Broomhill School
photograph 1945 (32)

Middlefield School
photograph 1948 (33)

Sunnybank School
photograph 1945-46 (34)

Dunnottar Public School
photograph circa
1908-1910 (35)

Old Aberdeen Primary
School photograph
circa 1930 (36)

Linksfield Primary School
photograph 1949 (37)

Linksfield Primary School
photograph 1950 (37)

Linksfield Primary School
photograph 1951 (37)

Woodside School
photograph circa 1950 (38)

Ferryhill School
photograph late 1940's (39)

St Paul Street School
photograph 1960 (40)

Victoria Road School
photograph 1922 (41)

Broomhill Road School
photograph 1951 (42)

Aberdeen Academy
School photograph1956 (42)

Aberdeen Academy
School photograph 1959 (42)

Aberdeen Academy
Second XI 1959 (42)

Unknown School
photograph circa 1918 (42)

Ferryhill Primary School
photograph circa 1949 (43)

Ferryhill Primary School
photograph circa
1943-47 (44)

Middle School
photograph 1951 (45)

Aberdeen Junior
Seconday School
photograph 1947/48 (46)

Cloverfield School,
photograph 1960 (47)

Mile End School
photograph 1951 (48)

Udny Green Old School
photograph late 1940's (49)

Powis Secondary School
photograph 1958 (50)

New Pistligo
photograph 1957 (51)

Culter School
photograph 1957 (52)

St Paul's School
photograph circa 1947 (53)

King Street School
photograph 1946-47 (54)

Newburgh School
 photograph 1911 (55)

Seaton Primary School
photograph (56)

Abbotswell Primary School
photograph 1965 (57)

Quarryhill School
photograph 1960 (58)

Middle School
photograph 1951/2 (59)

Stoneywood School
photograph 1940's (60)

Old Aberdeen School
photograph 1958-61 (61)

Seaton School photograph
1946-47 (62)

Torry Intermediate School
photograph circa 1950 (63)

Victoria Road football team
photograph 1939 (64)

Northfield Secondary
School prefects 1958 (65)

Frederick Street School
photograph 1948 (66)

Skene Square Primary School
photograph late 1940's (67)

Culter School photograph
1948 (68)

St Clement's Street School
photograph circa 1932 (69)

King Street Primary School
photograph late 1940's (70)

Powis School photograph
1959 (71)

Middle School photograph
1953 (72)

King Street School
Photograph 1947 (73)

Hilton School
Photograph 1947 (74)

King Street School
photograph 1940's (75)

Portlethen Junior Secondary
School photograph 1956 (76)

Skene Square School
Photograph 1960 (77)

Skene Square School
Photograph 1962 (78)

Ellon School
photograph 1947 (79)

Port Elphinstone
School photograph 1950 (80)

Westerton Primary
School Photograph 1959 (81)

Skene Street Primary
School Photograph 1947 (82)

Skene Street Primary
School Photograph
late 1940's (83)

Skene Street Primary
School Photograph 1953 (84)

Skene Street Primary
School Photograph 1950's (85)

Aberdeen Demonstration
School Photograph 1937 (86)

Victoria Road School Photograph 1921-22 (87)

Kingswells Primary School
photograph 1930 (88)

Auchedly School
photograph 1940's (89)

King Street Primary
School photograph 1959 (90)

Kirton of Skene School
photograph circa 1930 (91)

Kittybrewster Primary School
photograph 1947-48 (92)

Torry Secondary School
photograph 1928/29 (93)

Torry Secondary School
photograph 1931/32 (94)

Walker Road School
photograph 1948-49 (95)

Inchgarth School
photograph 1962 (96)

Culter School,
Peterculter, 1948 (97)

Powis Secondary School
photograph 1955 (98)

Skene Square School
Football Team Oct 1971 (99)

Broomhill Primary School
Photograph 1959 (100)

Central School,
Aberdeen, 1945 (101)

Victoria Road School,
1946 (102)

Holburn Street Primary
School, 1946/47 (103)

Mile-End Primary School,
Aberdeen, 1957 (104)

Mile-End Primary School,
Aberdeen, 1958 (105)

Esslemont Primary School,
Nr Ellon, 1921 (106)

Esslemont Primary School,
Nr Ellon, 1937 (107)

Victoria Road School,
Aberdeen, 1958 (108)

Hilton Secondary School,
Aberdeen, 1966 (109)

Dunnottar Intermediate School,
Stonehaven, 1925 (110)


Skene Street Primary School,
Aberdeen, 1953 (111)

Ferryhill School, Aberdeen,
1937 (112)

Central School, Aberdeen,
1938 (113)

Northfield School, Aberdeen,
early 1960's (114)

Summerhill School, Aberdeen,
1962 (115)

Skene Square School,
Aberdeen, 1946 (116)

Walker Road School,
Aberdeen, 1947 (117)

Mile End Primary, Aberdeen,
Football XI, 1946 (118)

Sunnybank School, Aberdeen,
Football team, 1955 (119)

Frederick Street School,
Aberdeen, 1948 (120)

Auchedly School, near Tarves,
Aberdeenshire, 1950's (121)

Ferryhill Primary School,
Aberdeen, 1948 (122)

Bucksburn School,
Aberdeen, 1955/56 (123)

Victoria Road School,
Aberdeen, circa 1890 (124)

Inchgarth Primary School,
Aberdeen, 1954 (125)

Hanover Street School,
Aberdeen, 1951 (126)

Sunnybank School, Aberdeen,
Football team, 1947 (127)
 

 

References:

(1) Evening Express, 12 Nov 2004
(2) Evening Express, 18 Jun 2004
(3) Evening Express, 24 Mar 2004
(4) Torry Academy 1927-1977
(5) Torry Academy 1927-1977 (3rd from left back row, Mary Allan)
(6) Evening Express, 21 Feb 2004
(7) Evening Express, 29 Dec 2005
(8) Evening Express, 23 May 2006
(9) Evening Express, 22 Feb 2003
(10) Evening Express, 2 Mar 2006
(11) Evening Express, 7 Mar 2006
(12) Tom Lennie
(13) Tom Lennie
(14) Tom Lennie
(15) Evening Express, 21 Aug 2007
(16) George Benzie
(17) George Benzie
(18) George Benzie
(19) George Benzie
(20) George Benzie
(21) George Benzie
(22) George Benzie
(23) George Benzie
(24) John Paterson
(25) Evening Express, 30 Jan 2004
(26) Evening Express, 12 Apr 2006
(27) Evening Express, 22 Feb 2006 Featured in this photo are, extreme left (next to teacher) Margaret Greig, (lived in Powis Place across from Powis Church), next to her Annie Polson (came from a large family, live in Nelson Street - King Street end). Back row centre (in white) Ruth Milne (dux at Causewayend). Front 3rd from left, Ruth Bisset? Many thanks to Norman Pratt who supplied the names
(28) Evening Express, 20 Feb 2006
(29) Evening Express, 21 Feb 2004
(30) Evening Express, 7 Jun 2006
(31) Evening Express, date unknown
(32) Evening Express, 15 Sep 2003
(33) Evening Express, 10 Aug 2004
(34) Evening Express, 24 Nov 2005
(35)
Alexander Adam Macdonald (see also this page)
(36) Heather Smith
(37) Anne Russell
(38) Leslie Russell
(39) Evening Express, 18 Oct 2003
(40) Evening Express, 11 Dec 2003
(41) Stuart Christie
(42) Sean Irvine
Teacher in Aberdeen Academy 1956 photo is Mr Leslie (taught English Lit), my thanks to Norman Pratt for this name.
(43) Trudy Whyte nee Keay
(44) Alex Christie
(45) Evening Express, 14 Apr 2006
(46) Evening Express, 2 Nov 2005
(47) Evening Express, 7 Jun 2005
(48) Evening Express, 27 Mar 2004
(49) Evening Express, 29 Dec 2007
(50) Evening Express, 11 Jan 2006
(51) Press & Journal 17 Nov 2006
(52) Evening Express, 3 Apr 2008
(53) Albert Sinclair (2nd left, front row)
(54) Evening Express, 16 Nov 2007
(55) Featured in this photo are, Joe Innes, Bill Walker, Ben Logan, Bill or George Elder, Sodger Logan - Alick Innes, Jim Argo, Alickie Cruickshank, Gordon, Ton Walker, - Youngson, Frank Benzie, Bob Elder Gray, Jimmie Dreaver - Youngson - Jemima Cooper, MaryYoungson, - Massie, Bill Ironside, Jeannie Thain, Madgie Soang, Mary Youngson, Jemima Watson, Katie Argo, Molly Gillespie, Dora Laing, Jeannie Green. Many thanks to Heather Smith who supplied the photo and the names                 
(56) Evening Express, 19 Mar 2008
(57) Evening Express, 6 Jul 2007
(58) Evening Express, 12 Apr 2006
(59) Evening Express, 19 Jun 2007
(60) Evening Express, 21 Jul 2006
(61) Evening Express, 12 Feb 2008
(62) Evening Express, 15 Nov 2008
(63) Jessie Lennie
(64) Evening Express, 13 Mar 2006
(65) Evening Express, 25 Jan 2007
(66) Evening Express, 13 Mar 2010
(67) Evening Express, date unknown
(68) Evening Express, 30 Mar 2010
(69) Evening Express, 23 Oct 2010
(70) Evening Express, 7 Sep 2010
(71) Evening Express, 16 Jul 2010
(72) Evening Express, 4 Sep 2010
(73) Evening Express, 22 Sep 2010
(74) Evening Express, 10 Sep 2010
(75) Evening Express, 9 Feb 2011
(76) Evening Express, 28 Oct 2010
(77) Evening Express, 6 Oct 2008 Featured in this photo are, back row, l to r, Stuart Munro, Alexander Bertram, Brian Dono, Kenny MacKenzie, Dougie Sim, 3rd row l to r, Leslie Durno, Cynthia Smith, Barbara Moggach, Marion Robertson, Sheena Connon, Rhoda Allan, Kathleen Smith, Terry Booth, 2nd row, l to r, Maureen Michie, June Mitchell, June Wyness, Lesley Carr, Doreen Innes & Moira Brockie, first row, l to r, John McDonald, Alick Hogg, David Smith, Willie Mitchell. Class teacher Miss Milne. Many thanks to Ken Mackenzie who supplied the names
(78) Evening Express, 8 Sep 2010
(79) Evening Express, 30 Jul 2011
(80) Evening Express, 10 Dec 2011
(81) Evening Express, 1 June 2011
(82) Evening Express, 6 Oct 2011
(83) Featured in this photo are, back row, Dorothy, Bruce Rothnie, Vivien Smith, John Chisholm, Kathleen, Mary, Jean Archibald, Brian Cordiner, middle row, Kathleen Skinner, Sandy Ord, Betty Fowlie, John Menzies, Andrew Brown, Edna? Cheyne, Kenneth Rennie, Mary Campbell, front row, Elizabeth Murray, ?, Hazel Gowan, Doreen, Albert Law, Frances, Lorna. Many thanks to Vivien Young (nee Smith) who supplied the photo and the names
(84) Featured in this photo are, back row, Bruce Rothnie, John Menzies, ?, Bill Napier, Andrew Brown, second row, Mr Cameron, Kathleen Skinner, Vivien Smith, Kathleen, Mary, Kathleen, Mary Campbell, Hazel Gowan, Miss Edwards, third row, Elizabeth Murray, Betty Fowlie, Frances, Edna Cheyne, Doreen, Lorna, front row, Albert Birnie, Albert Law, ?, Kenneth Rennie. Many thanks to Vivien Young (nee Smith) who supplied the photo and the names
(85) Featured in this photo are, back left, Ian Morrison, Brian Law, James Craig, Kenneth Smith, Charles Bain, Doug Cranna, Willie Allan, ?, middle row from left, Raymond Cameron, Robson James, David Whyte, Charles Middleton, Sandra Buchan, Doreen Ritchie, Brian Mitchell, Len ?, ?, James McDonald, front row from left, Lesley ?, ?, Joyce McGlashan, Gladys Webster
(86) Evening Express, 13 Aug 2008
(87) Many thanks to Robert and Anne-Marie Meconi for this very special photo
(88) Evening Express, 3 Jul 2012
(89) Evening Express, 3 Mar 2012 Auchedly School is near Tarves
(90) Featured in this photo are, Sidney Robertson (back left), Graeme Yule (back 3rd left), James Davis (back right), Robert Burns (back 2nd left), Malcolm Watson (Middle left), David Simpson, Robert Clunes, Norman Hunter, Alan Reekie, Michael Clark, Dorothy Norrie, Rosemary Allan, Janice Cruickshank, Marjory Cutts, Elizabeth Anderson, Sandra Rose, Elaine Findlay, Alison Reekie, Lesley Grieve, Mary Kessock, Diane Milne, Irene Jamieson, Linda Mutch, Georgina Plenderleith and teacher Mrs Allan. Many thanks to Malcolm Watson for supplying this photo and the names. 
(91) Featured in this photo is George Sey (back row, second left, father in law of Malcolm Watson). Many thanks to Malcolm Watson for supplying this photo.
(92) Featured in this photo are:- back row, Athol Henry, Dave Pollock, Michael Davidson, Albert Smith, Mike Lowson, John Still, Hamish Moir, Billy Wood, John McRobert, 3rd row, Alice Robertson, Mary Allan, Sheila Gavin, Maureen Rae, Norma Watt, Gwendoline ?, Margaret McRobert, Margaret Crawford, 2nd row, Jane Milne, possibly Isabel Watt?, Gwen Brandie, Christine Birnie, Catherine Birnie, Bernard Mearns, Billy Still, Ronnie Clark, Dave Ritchie, Front row sitting, Dennis King, Peter White, Tome Steele, David Gray, Harold Dawson, Bruce McLennon, Andy Ritchie. The teacher is Mrs Henry - mother of Athol who's on her left in the back row. Many thanks to Mike Davidson who supplied this photo and the names.
(93) Girls of 1928 or 1929 with teachers Miss Davidson (English), Miss Mitchell (Arithmetic) and Miss Brown (Art). Evening Express, 27 May 1977
(94) A class of 1931 or 1932. The girls are dressed for a domestic science lesson. Evening Express, 27 May 1977
(95) Evening Express, 2 Mar 2011
(96) Evening Express, 9 Aug 2012
(97) Evening Express, 30 Mar 2010
(98) Evening Express, 27 Dec 2011
(99)
Back Row Left to Right: Gordon Wallace, Neil Shepherd, Gary Ross, Billy Sheriffs, Robert Gordon, Graham Rhind, Derek Howie. Front Row Left to Right: Steven Will, Mike Bain, Duncan Coull, Stephen Cook, Stuart Paterson, Richard Gordon. My thanks to Heather and Wendy Smith for supplying this photo and the names.
(100) Evening Express 15 Jan 2013
(101) Evening Express 2 Jan 2013
(102) Featured in this photo are:-
back row, starting at the left: Albert Ellington, ?, James Neish, ?, William Farquhar, Henry Allen, Earnest Allen, ?, ?, ?, Miss Kidd: second row, from the left: Harold Flett, Melvin Robertson, David Chalmers, ?, Grace Alexander, Moira MacDonald, Ella Craig, Malcolm Cruikshank, William Johnson, Brian Porter: front row, from the left: John Alexander, Sheila McDermott, Elizabeth Christie, Isobel Coull, ?, Doreen Tough, ?, ?, ?, Brian Bremner. Many thanks to David Chalmers who supplied this photo and the names. David is keen to hear from his old classmates - so if you're one of them get in touch!
(103) Evening Express, 7 Dec 2012
(104) Evening Express, 7 May 2012
(105) Evening Express, 7 May 2012
(106) Many thanks to
Fiona Boamah for supplying this photo
(107)
Many thanks to Fiona Boamah for supplying this photo
(108) Evening Express, 20 Aug 2013
(109) Evening Express, 15 Aug 2013
(110)William George Coutts Sinclair, back row, 4th from right. Elspeth Chalmers Coutts Sinclair (Elsie) 2nd back row, 5th from left. Many thanks to Garry Macdonell who supplied the photo and the names.
(111) Evening Express, 11 Dec 2012
(112) Many thanks to Avril Coutts for supplying this photo. Her mother Alice Coutts can be seen seated third from the left, second row from the bottom.
(113) Many thanks to Avril Coutts for supplying this photo. Her mother Alice Coutts can be seen standing at the right end of the top row.
(114) Evening Express, 11 Dec 2008
(115) Evening Express, 5 Feb 2015
(116) Evening Express, 13 Mar 2003
(117) Evening Express, 2 Jun 2007
(118) Evening Express, 2 Nov 2009
(119) Evening Express, 10 Jul 2010
(120) Evening Express, 12 Aug 2014
(121) Evening Express, 15 Apr 2011
(122) Evening Express, 24 Jul 2014
(123) Evening Express, 3 May 2014
(124) Name of pupil marked is Mary McLeman. Many thanks to Iain Ross of Canada for supplying this wonderful photo!
(125) Evening Express, 28 Mar 2014
(126) Evening Express, 19 Aug 2016, Miss Esson, teacher
(127) Evening Express, 26 Jul 2008

 

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School photos are a great source of
nostalgia and a real find for
the family researcher!