This week’s Framed in Time features a plea by an ex-Parkside Primary School pupil to his former Jedburgh schoolmates.
Mike Donald now lives in Aberdeenshire and sent us this picture of himself and his classmates taken during the term year of 1956-57. Mike is second from the left in the second row from the rear. He believes the teacher was a Mrs Walker who had returned to Scotland after fleeing the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya – or British East Africa as it was when the uprising began in 1952. After Parkside, Mike attended Jedburgh Grammar School which he left, aged 15, in 1963. He pursued a career in the Scots Guards and moved with his family to Aberdeen where he served with Grampian Police.
He was the second eldest in a family of five brothers and a sister, and the family home was in Jedburgh’s Allerley Crescent. He unearthed the picture while scanning his photographic collection into his computer and wants to hear from any of his former school chums. He can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org