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Ardrossan Academy sports day 1957

Post by down south » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:25 pm

I haven't quite finished yet with Ardrossan Academy pictures; there are still these to show you, action photos from Sports Day 1957.

They were taken by my father but never printed out; I discovered them in a collection of old negatives ( alongside baby pictures of me which allowed me to date them accurately ! ) , and they were kindly digitised by Ian Dalgleish of the Ardrossan Academy website for his own use. As a result I agreed to delay showing them on Threetowners until he had shown them all on there.

But now the time has come, and here are the first three: a three-legged race, a sack race and a boys' flat race.In all of them we're looking towards Saltcoats, with the tower of St Cuthbert's Church visible in the background.The pictures are in sequence as they were taken.

Sports Day 1 1957.jpg
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Sports Day 3 1957.jpg

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Re: Ardrossan Academy sports day 1957

Post by down south » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:41 pm

Three more pictures now, and this first one features two girls who seem to be well ahead of the field.

Sports Day 4 1957.jpg


Some older girls now in what looks like a very close finish.

Sports Day 5 1957.jpg

And we're on the opposite side of the course and looking towards the High Road for this boys' race.

Sports Day 6 1957.jpg
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Re: Ardrossan Academy sports day 1957

Post by down south » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:05 pm

Again looking towards the High Road in this one :

Sports Day 7 1957.jpg

Meanwhile in photo 8 we have a good view of the Sports Pavilion, newly built that year :

Sports Day 8 1957.jpg

And here we have what looks like a skipping rope race :

Sports Day 9 1957.jpg

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Post by down south » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:16 pm

Lone runners breast the tape in both these next two pictures :

Sports Day 10 1957.jpg
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But here's the whole field of a girls' race.

Sports Day 12 1957.jpg


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Re: Ardrossan Academy sports day 1957

Post by down south » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:50 pm

Here we have a slow bicycle race.

Sports Day 13 1957.jpg

A group of girls crosses the line :

Sports Day 14 1957.jpg

And here's what looks like the same girl in shorts on her own now , with a good view of the senior girls and others waiting to receive the runners.

Sports Day 15 1957.jpg

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Re: Ardrossan Academy sports day 1957

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:50 pm

I met him only briefly when attending 'night classes' at Ardrossan Academy, but the gentleman second from the left, following up behind the slow bicycle race, reminds me of Mr. Wilfred Seggie?
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Re: Ardrossan Academy sports day 1957

Post by bobnetau » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:36 am

You are correct, PT

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Re: Ardrossan Academy sports day 1957

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:37 am

Thanks Netta.
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Re: Ardrossan Academy sports day 1957

Post by down south » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:34 pm

One final race :

Sports Day 16.jpg

And then last of all there's this picture of three girls :

Anne and friends , sports day 1957.jpg

In the centre is my late sister Anne Nock. I asked Milda a while back if she knew the other two, and she said the girl to Anne's right was Elma Hodgson, while the other girl might be Anne Caldwell.


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