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The Invergordon Archive

Invergordon Academy
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon Academy

Sports Captains 1946. Rae Clark, Irene Grant and Mr. James Clark (Rector)
Picture added on 17 April 2004
Oh my, memories, James Clark, headmaster, known as "the jake", also known for his wielding of the strap..when you got it from him you knew you got it....Remember one time being "asked" to leave the music class and go into the hallway by Miss Nicholl the music teacher...the timing was terrible for me, as the Jake was in the hallway at the time and took me by the ear to his office where the punishment was swift and painful, he then escorted me back to the music class opening the door and depositing me in the room and without a word left....do not have any other memories of him...
Added by Harry O'Neill on 12 September 2004
Think this could be Willma Grant, her sister.
Anonymous comment added on 08 June 2006
What was the name of the male teacher in primary four - over six feet tall? - and his favourite trick was to stand behind you and thump your head with his knuckles and say "This insignificant creature" or throw the blackboard duster or chalk at you. His aim was usually very good....good training for going on to the Qualifying class with Goggly.
Added by Doug Will on 09 June 2006
Sorry, can't help you there Douglas, before my time. Miss Corbett was primary 4 teacher in my day...but seems most teachers were like this guy, someone should have rapped him in the head...come to think of it the Jake (Clark) was similar in personality...
Added by Harry O'Neill on 10 June 2006
Definitely Irene, not Wilma. This was our first sports day after the school buildings were de-requisitioned, and we, the pupils, had returned to classes in Invergordon. During the war, senior pupils travelled daily by train to Dingwall Academy where we shared some classes with Dingwall pupils. Because of train times we did not start classes till 10 o'clock, and had to leave school again at 3 o'clock. We did not have any music classes, gym classes, art classes or sports days. We returned to our own school for the third term, April 1946.
Added by Irene (Grant) Bell on 22 November 2008
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