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Balvraid School 1927
Balvraid School 1927

Photocopy of front and back of photo of Balvraid School children and teacher in 1927. The back has the names written down by the teacher, Miss Miller, who lived at Clashmore with her aunts the Misses Gray. Back: Willie Mackenzie, Peter MacAlistair, Bobby mackenzie, Joan Roberts, Mary Matheson, George Mackay, Jim Garvie, Rory Finlayson. 2nd row: Duncan Sutherland, Duncan Gunn, Bertie Leslie, Hugh Leslie, Georgie Gunn, David Ross, Donnie Gunn, Douglas Garvie. 3rd row: Marjory Haldane, Minnie Munro, Jean Haldane, Jean MacAlistair, Dorothy Haldane, Nan Sutherland, Helen Mackay, Margaret Sutherland, Betty Sutherland. Front: Willie Matheson, Harry Sutherland, Hugh Murray, Harry Ross, Murdo MacPherson, Hendry Gunn, Russel Sutherland.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
After seeing this photo I am almost certain that Murdo Macpherson in the front row is my dad. Other names come to mind, as my dad often spoke about his school days. One especially, who I think is related is Hugh Murray, on my Grannys` side of the family. Other names that I remember are, Harry Sutherland, Bert Leslie, Willie Mathieson and Harry Sutherland.
Added by Muriel Guthrie nee Macpherson on 13 June 2009
I am almost certain that the teacher Miss Miller was my maternal grandmother's sister. Her brother was John Munro Miller who went out to South Africa where he died after only a few years.
Any information will be greeted with great joy.
Added by Anna Jean harrington on 27 December 2013
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