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sepia photograph of children in front of school that has diamond pane window

Charley Memorial School about 1926
Back Row L-R
Mr R Gurd, Billy Drennan, Billy Livingstone, Jim Hamilton? Billy Turkington, Eddie McMaster, Billy Henderson, Tommy Kerr, Blank, Angus Wilson, not known
Middle Row L-R
Blank, Daisy Crothers, Nellie Dugan***, Eileen McClinton, not known , Jeannie Allen, Mary Kerr, Leitia Oliver, Miss Craig? Rita Wilson, Miss Kitty Gilmore
Front Row L-R
Jim Ruddock, William John Adams, -Maxwell, Evelyn Margaret Dugan*, Violet Mary Dugan**, Lou Henderson, James Allen (with stray dog), Harriett Allen, Sonny McClinton, not known , Ena Whiteside, Molly Turkington.

* Evelyn Margaret Dugan - dob 25-12-1917 --- died 11-01-1932 aged 14
** Violet May Dugan, known as Mamie, dob 21-01-1919 --- died 16-12-1999 aged 80 years. Evelyn and Violet were the daughters of Alexander Dugan and granddaughters of Samuel Dugan, blacksmith of Drumbeg. their first cousin Nellie Dugan***, also in the photo, in the middle row, was the daughter of Robert Dugan. Robert Dugan was also a blacksmith and farrier and worked in the Blacksmith's shop with his father Samuel.

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Charley Memorial School late 1920s
Back row L-R
James Ferguson, Billy Ferguson, Billy McElroy, Robert J Allen, James C Allen, Alfie Minford, Jim Campbell, Charles foster, Jackie Bustard Miss Kitty Gilmore
Middle row L-R
Billy Patterson*, Jimmy (Tar) Ruddock, Jim Simpson, Alicia Oliver, Lizzie Lunn, Etta McRoberts, Elsie Gibson, Martha Minford, Madge McCormick, Eric Jones
Front row L-R
Larrie Ferguson, Gerorge Simpson, Marcus Simpson, Norman Allen, Harriet Wilkinson, Rachel Lawther, Ina Cree, Nellie Alexander, Margaret Alexander, Eddie Minford, Agnes Minford, Jim Bassett



*Billy Patterson 1918-1982 Lived most of his life in Rhodesia, South Africa. He joined the RAF and went to Rhodesia to train as a pilot but his eyesight was not up to the job.

Photographs from Clara Crookshanks

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