ARA Sports Day - 1956 back row - left to right - Marjory McGuiness,Ann Ritchie,Flora Darroch front row - Marjory (Beaton?), Deana Henderson ed: the student in background models the uniform we girls had to don for gym/sports days. This group's participation was completed, hence our change of clothing and our grins.
Although this photo is not of great quality, I included it because Sonia Tonner and Marylin Lynch, top left, were individual Scottish Ice Skating champions for 1955 and 1956, respectively. Top row, left to right - Sonia Tonner, Marylin Lynch, Jim Chessar, ? , Diane Purdy, Jim Goudie. Front row - Edie Hunter, ? .
Four Headmasters - Staff Reunion 1953
James Y. Hart, Samuel Weir, Robert J. Hamilton, Robert McEwan
Staff v Pupils Hockey Match - 1954 2nd to 6th from left, Mr. Ewan, Miss G. Scott, Mr. Bell, Mr Roy, Miss Scott., 8th Mr. Binnie,10th Mr. Thompson. 11th Mr. Glen. ( any more names?...let me know)
ed: I am indebted to Ken Fyffe for the following photos which were included in five wonderful school magazines mailed to me.
Cricket X1 - 1956 L to R, Back Row: I. Cameron,I Newlove,H. Hepburn,B.Cohen,I. Fyfe,D.McLeod,N.Stewart. Front Row: R. Cheyne,P. Kelso,W. Barr,I. McCaskill,M. Kaplan,A. Patience (Scorer).
Albert Road Academy Academicals R.F.C. - 1958-59 back row: James Darling,Graham Forrester,James Young,Robert Herbison,Ian Malcolm,Tony Saunders,John McColl, William Lambie, John Hewitt,Peter Ridland,Thomas Sellars,Frank Doherty,Thomas Young. middle row: William Barr,James Webster,William Campbell,James Kempster,Alistair Ramsay (Capt.),William Howie, Colin Fulton,Peter Hood,William Wylie,George Kelly. front row: Malcolm Crawford,Norrie Herbert,Ralph Davidson,James Shea,Ian Cameron,Raymond Barr, William Sommerville,Kenneth Fyffe,John Jacobson,Ian McGuffie,Robert Barr,Gordon Murdoch.
Mr. Hart,Miss McCance Mr. Mcpherson,Mr.Ewan
Fifth and Sixth Forms - 1953
back row: Eve Ann Dean,Elizabeth Robertson,May Young front row: Ina Bell,Margaret McNair,Alison Bulger
Grateful appreciation to May Young for the following five photos. ed.
Miss Agnew's Retirement - 1956 Mr. Hart, Mr? ,Miss Agnew,Mr. Hamilton,Mr. McEwan, Mr. Weir. Presenting the gift is Miss Scott.
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I was delighted recently to discover two more published authors within our list of talented former pupils.
Peter A. Black , ARA 1957-60. Pastor and author, Peter lives in south western Ontario, Canada and can be reached at email@example.com His latest book, Parables from The Pond, geared to ages six to ten, yet, interestingly, serving a growing adult audience, can be purchased, for $15.99 CDN, through Amazon and Christian bookstores. Peter will also sell and mail the book directly, at some savings to the buyer. The ISBN number is: 1897373-21-X
Glenn M. Hardie , ARA 1949. Glenn lives in Vancouver, Canada. and his latest book, Reason with Compassion - The Humanist Way, can be purchased through most bookstores, including Amazon.com online. The 100 page paperback sells for $20.15 CDN. The ISBN number is: 978-1-4363-6771-4