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Invergordon Academy - Primary 5
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon Academy - Primary 5

Liz Whiteford (nee Lane) has contributed this picture with the following:
This is my school photo dated 15 April 1965, taken when I was 10 years old and in Primary 5 - I'm seated 6th from the left in the centre of the front row.
As this class will be celebrating their 50th birthdays in 2005, I will very shortly be sending this photo into the Ross-shire Journal to wish everyone a Happy New Year and Happy 50th Birthday (although sadly, some of our classmates in the photo are tragically no longer with us).
However, impending old age must be affecting my memory and I am sticking on a couple of names and hope that someone will be able to help me to fill in the gaps:

Front Row (left to right): Eileen Lyall, Ann Angus, Louise Anderson, Franca Jackson, Henrietta Bell, Elizabeth Lane, Linda ?, Josephine Macdonald, Margaret Lohse, Arlene Simpson, Joan Gordon;
Second Row: Yvonne Hearn, Jessie Sutherland, Isobel Moir, David Kennedy, David ?, Gordon Fraser, Sanders Fraser, David Main, Eric Mackenzie, Mary Mackay, Jacqueline Maclennan, Marion Mackay;
Third Row: Donald Grant, Margaret Zawinski, John Macgregor, Ross Sutherland, Robert Aburrow, Douglas McIldowie, David Rowe, Charles Macdonald, Eric Mackenzie, Wendy Macdonald, Ian McNeil;
Back Row: Raymond Cook, John Sutherland, David Burgess, Paul Tattersall, Bogden Lakmanski, Kelvin Ross, Ross Hunter, Robert Dunn.

I think I have correctly remembered the names of just about everyone (but let me know if I haven't!) except for:
Second Row 5th Left (David ?)
Front Row 7th Left (Linda ?)
Picture added on 12 November 2004
Comments:
Hey Liz, the names you're stuck with are Linda Henderson and David Gordon. Linda lived in Queen Street.
Added by Jackie Geddes nee Maclennan on 24 November 2004
Hi Jackie - thanks for completing the names - no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't remember Linda and David's surnames although I remembered them both well from schooldays! I can now pass this photo onto the the Ross-shire Journal in the New Year with 50th birthday congratulations to you and all our remaining classmates; its very sad that not all in the photo have lived to celebrate their 50th though. Hope all is well with you.

Thanks again - Liz
Added by Liz Whiteford nee Lane on 25 November 2004
Hi Dawn, from memory (and fast approaching the BIG 5 0, that's not always very good these days!) the badges weren't Blue Peter Badges but the equally coveted 'Happy Smile Badges' which were dished out by Mr Cochrane, the school dentist if you didn't need any work on your teeth! And the rumour circulating that your Dad and Auntie were terrors is quite untrue; they were perfect pupils! Hopefully we will see a few more photos from 'Invergordonians' on the website shortly; get searching through the photo albums!
Added by Liz Whiteford nee Lane on 28 November 2004
Was thoroughly entertained to find an old pic of my dad (Sanders Fraser) and my aunt (Jacqui Maclennan/Geddes). One question though - what are the badges you all seem to be wearing? I'm guessing they aren't Blue Peter badges because from the stories I've heard, you lot were terrors.
Added by Dawn Fraser on 28 November 2004
Liz, I was thinking that we could maybe have a reunion next Autumn seeing as its our 50th year. How about it?
Added by Jackie Geddes nee Maclennan on 02 December 2004
Hi Jackie - Great idea! As well as those in the 1965 primary school photo, maybe we could also extend an open invitation to all the others from Alness and the surrounding area who joined our class when we moved to the 'new' secondary school. What better way to celebrate our big 50's than to meet up with old school friends?! I nominate you as chief 'reunion' organiser and I will assist in any way that I can. Regards - Liz
Added by Liz Whiteford nee Lane on 03 December 2004
Brilliant - I will e-mail you with my contact details; we can make up a list of the people we each remember and who we are able to contact, then go from there.
Added by Jackie Geddes nee Maclennan on 04 December 2004
Hi Jackie
I have responded to your recent e-mails (direct to your e-mail address rather than through the website) but you seem to have a mail delivery problem resulting in my e-mails not being accepted by your system?! Are you aware of this problem?
Added by Liz Whiteford nee Lane on 05 December 2004
Hopefully, from the information I have now received, the names of those in the photo are now correct.
Reunion for our secondary school class is now going ahead on 10 September and the response so far has been great.

Front Row (left to right): Eileen Lyall, Ann Angus, Louise Anderson, Franca Jackson, Henrietta Bell, Elizabeth Lane, Linda Henderson, Josephine Macdonald, Margaret Lohse, Arlene Simpson, Joan Gordon.

Second Row: Yvonne Hearn, Jessie Sutherland, Isobel Moir, David Kennedy, David Gordon, Gordon Fraser, Sanders Fraser, James Main, Eric Mackenzie, Mary Mackay, Jacqueline Maclennan, Marion MacCormack.

Third Row: Donald Grant, Margaret Zawinski, John Macgregor, Ross Sutherland, Robert Aburrow, Douglas McIldowie, David Rowe, Charles Macdonald, Tommy Mackenzie, Wendy Macdonald, Ian McNeil.

Back Row: Raymond Cook, John Sutherland, David Burgess, Paul Tattersall, Bogden Lakmanski, Kelvin Ross, Ross Hunter, Robert Dunn.

Regards, Liz.
Added by Liz Whiteford nee Lane on 29 July 2005
I skipped school that day.
Added by Alan Ross on 02 May 2012
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