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Opening on Monday 19th April 2010, this exhibition was designed to highlight the path of Craigmillar's children through the corridors of education at the TWENTY-ONE schools that have served the area - Newcraighall, Brunstane, Lismore, Niddrie Mill, Craigmillar, Greendykes, Peffermill, St Francis, Castleview or the new Moffat Way Joined Campus. OR Niddrie Marischal, James Clark's, St Anthony's, Holy Cross, St Thomas Aquinas, Darroch High, St John's, Portobello, Holyrood or Castlebrae. We offered over 400 pictures of schools, classes, football and hockey teams, first communions and teachers from the 1930s onwards, many of them donated by local people and former residents, who have long since left the area and now live in the far-flung corners of the Craigmillar Diaspora.
But who are, or were, these pupils, children, teachers? Kids now? Or the parents and grandparents of today? Guests were invited to come along and join us in our quest to discover the roots of Craigmillar's people, past and present and help identify the people in the photographs!
Right: Retiring MP for the area Gavin Strang opened the show and was presented with a photo album featuring pictures of himself, taken from the archives.
Far Right: Gavin Strang enjoying the exhibition
As part of the Fun Day for the Craigmillar Festival, local resident, James Scoular, helped to choose a selection of images showing sport in the area over the decades. Opened by former footballer and local man Paddy McGovern (of 70s Nottingham Forest.)
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A big thanks due to the Museum of Childhood for supporting this exhibition with supplementary materials.
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