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Invergordon Academy
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Invergordon Academy

This is a class photo of me at Invergordon Academy in 1955. I am back row second from right. I was 7.5 years old at the time so you should be able to work out what Class it was. It's the same class as shown in picture #961 which I guess is one year earlier (1954). I left Invergordon in 1955 or 56. Other class members included John Mackay and Brian McKenzie.
Picture added on 23 August 2008
Got it wrong about Brian McKenzie; he was older and in my brother Norman's class. He lived near me at the Cottages as did John and James Mackay.
Added by Donald Macrae on 24 August 2008
Does anyone know the name of the girl in the front row, fourth from the left?
Added by Jean Jahn (nee Speed) on 25 August 2008
3rd from left, front - is it Christine MacKinnon from King George St?

Anonymous comment added on 26 August 2008
I think Murdoe Maclennan is at the end of the middle row on left as you look at the photo and third from left in the front row it looks like Christine McKinnon, although she would be a year or two younger than Murdo, I think. I was 6 years old at the time and still at Logie Easter Primary, coming to the Academy in 1961.
Added by John Fraser on 26 August 2008
B McKenzie was in this class. I think that's him (me) at left of the back row next to P McLaren. Is it Elizabeth Miller in the middle of front row?
Added by B McKenzie on 27 August 2008
Brian, got confused as you are in picture #390 with my brother Norman but always thought you were in my class. Always remember travelling really fast in your dad's Sunbeam Talbot. Is John Mackay back row fourth from right?
Added by Donald Macrae on 28 August 2008
Back row, from left, second boy is Peter Maclaren, fifth is Eddie Malikki, sixth is Blakie Budge.
Middle row from left is Murdo Maclennan. The first girl from the left looks like Gardenia Girvan's sister (can't recall her name). Next is Ann Ross.
Front row extreme right looks like Lucille Smith, one or two others are familiar ..but ..names escape me..
Added by Duncan Murray on 30 August 2008
Back row (left - right): Brian Mackenzie, P Mclaren, ??Eddie Maliki, Blakie Budge Donald, John Mackintosh.
Middle row: Murdo Mclennan, John Wood, ?, Ann Ross (coon), Margaret Mauchline, Jennifer Mclean, Marion Colhoun, Marion Ross, ??.
Front row: Ishbel Adam, Irene Macfarlane, Sheena (Mona’s daughter), Elizabeth Millar, Ann Cooney, Shona Lyall, Irene Kennedy, et moi!!!
Added by Lucille Hudson on 02 September 2008
Many thanks for providing names for the faces - the girl I queried is not who I thought she was!
Added by Jean Jahn (nee Speed) on 03 September 2008
Is 3rd from left back Robert Kemp?
Donald, I'm in the same pic as Norman because I enterd in the Easter intake so was in Miss Crystal's class at the same time as him for one term.
Were the windows of that class room covered in tissue paper so the kids couldn't look out? - or was that somewhere else? Remember tiny holes scratched in it by bored people suffering sensory deprivation.
Added by B McKenzie on 03 September 2008
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