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School Group Photographs, 1955

1955: Secondary Department Composite Panorama

This picture, taken on 10th May 1955, shows the entire pupil and staff complement of the Secondary Department of the school. It was made by 'stitching' together a series of conventional photographs. This electronic version was made in much the same way, requiring the original, very long print, to be scanned in six parts. A few faces are blurred. This blurring is present in the original, which would have been put together without the aid of computer image stitching. Click on the photograph to see the image.

Secondary pupils
Original print provided by Mrs Ena Brown

1955: Infant Department Composite Panorama

This picture, taken on 30th May 1955, shows the entire pupil and staff complement of the Infant Department of the school. The location is the Infant Department playground, which is now the swimming pool car park. The building in the photo is now the Linden Centre. The photo was made, like the one above, by 'stitching' together a series of conventional photographs. This electronic version of the long photograph was scanned in five parts. Again the blurring of a few faces is present in the original. Click on the photograph to see the image.

Primary pupils
Original print provided by Graeme Kemp

1955: Primary Department Composite Panorama

After the Secondary Department and Infant Department photographs were placed on to the website, former pupil David Smart from Eckington in Derbyshire got in touch. He kindly provided the composite panorama of the Primary Department from 1955. Pictured in dappled shade in the school grounds in front of the Simpson Building, the faces of pupils and staff are remarkably clear. Please click on the photograph to see the enlarged image.

Primary School
Original print provided by David Smart.

 

 

 

 

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The Press and Journal - May 16, 2017

Please Help

Please could anyone help us to identify the names of the former pupuils shown in this photograph? The picture was published in the "Past Times" section of The Press and Journal on May 16th. It is a photograph of the Young Enterprise Company of 1988/89.

Please contact: 

webmaster@thegordonschoolsfpa.co.uk

For a closer look, please click on this link.

Thank you for your help.

Further Pictures from the Good Old Days

Please click on the various links to see a number of photographs of past classes, events, trips and outings. This "blast from the past" column may be updated from time to time, as more pictures become available.

 

Secondary 1a Girls (photograph), Session 1959/60, courtesy of former head girl Anne Rigg (nee Henderson).
Secondary 1a Girls (names)

Best-kept School in Grampian

From Mr Kevin McIntosh’s picture archive:
150th Anniversary 1989

Chemistry Trip 2011 - Part 1
Chemistry Trip 2011 - Part 2
Gordon way Walks 1993 to 1995
Gordon Way Walks 1997 to 1999
Mr McIntosh’s Miscellany
Gardeners of the 70s

Pictures taken by Jeremy Whittet (we think), mostly from around 1998.
Mr Whittet's archive

Mr Whittet discovered and scanned this display of staff photographs from 1998/99. Thank you for sending them to us.

 

A Look Back to the 1950s

Please follow this link to a photograph published in The Huntly Express on Friday, May 5th, 2017, courtesy of John Thomson from Insch. 

On November 7th, 2017, we received a letter from George Philip, who was in the same class as some of the pupils in the photograph. He very kindly pointed out errors in the names contained in the caption below the picture. We also are grateful for the further details he was able to add:

James Higgens should be Robert Huggan (possibly Huggans), graduated with honours in History from Aberdeen University some time after 1958. George Philips should be George Philip. Alison Morris should be Alison (possibly Allison) Morren, graduated as a doctor from Aberdeen University, played the part of Duchess Jean, married to Lieutenant General Sir Peter Graham, General Officer Commanding Scotland. Her parents had a monumental-stone business in Deveron Road, Huntly.

Alexander Cobban, Robert Huggan (Huggans) and Eric Brander died very young. James Glennie died in the summer of 2017.