Yesterday I enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon through in Glasgow with JJ, No Longer Grim Jim, and Heppie, three people I went to Elgin Academy with, in the 1960s. JJ had brought along all sorts of memorabilia, photos, school magazines, newspaper cuttings and such-like. He has a good collection, and when I got home I looked out some of my own old photos.
I haven’t posted the above photo before, which I think is of the Elgin Academy athletics team and I think was taken in the summer of 1966. We seem to have won a trophy. Hopefully, someone will tell me if I’m wrong (you can do so by making a Comment on this post – and you can do this anonymously if you wish). The only names I’m completely sure of are: back row middle – myself; other people include Ally Blackburn, Barbara Spence, Anne Mackenzie. Maybe someone else can fill in some more details.
Update: these other names have been suggested to me: George Inch, Graeme McDonald, Jim Anderson, Vivien Welsh, Drew Baillie, Martin Firth, Ogg twins (Hilary & Rosemary). Perhaps Ali MacDonald & Ragna Tulloch.
Other old posts about Elgin in the past on this blog include: Elgin – the past, The Two Red Shoes, Working in the sawmills, Black Eck at the bakery, and Mad Dave and the Cromdale Mob – A short story of the late 1960s.