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Ardrossan Academy group photos session 1974-75

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Ardrossan Academy group photos session 1974-75

Post by down south » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:05 pm

Thought I might as well post these for completeness' sake. Starting with this one, the Classics contest team seen in March 1975 with Dr Nisbet.

Ardrossan Academy classics winners March 1975.jpg

Fifth pupil from left in the back row, Ailie MacPherson.

Fifth from left in the front row, Elaine Murchie. Seventh from left, Susan Geddes.

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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:49 am

I'm confident the female pupil seven in from the left in the back row is Fiona Buchanan who lived at Burns Terrace, Ardrossan; less confident that the one extreme right in the front row is her sister Anne; and I'm wondering if the male pupil extreme left in the back row is Sam Hunter who lived at Dalry Road, Ardrossan.
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Re: Ardrossan Academy group photos session 1974-75

Post by Seasider59 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:18 pm

Sixth from left in the back row, next to Ailie , is Susan Young
Second in from the right in the back row is Stewart Logan (rip)
First left in the front row is Elspeth Partridge (Andrew Partridge the rector's daughter)
Third from left front is Christine Cairns.

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Post by down south » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:57 pm

Moving on now to the next photo; this shows the Girls' Choir which won the Sandyford Trophy at the Ayrshire Music Festival in March 1975.

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Post by down south » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:26 pm

This next picture shows individual and ensemble winners at the Festival.

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I think that may be Christine Cairns holding the trophy; she won the Howard de Walden Silver Challenge Cup for her singing.

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Post by Seasider59 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:00 am

from left , back row
Helen McIntyre, ?, Christine Wilson, Stewart Logan, Susan Young, ?, ?
from left, front row
?, Christine Cairns, Lorna McDougal, Sheila McIntyre

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Post by down south » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:31 pm

Thanks, Seasider.

Some more of the results :

Lorna McDougall ( daughter of Mrs McDougall the music teacher ) won the McGill Cello Prize. She also combined with Stewart Logan and Catherine Pickering to win the violincello ensemble; and with Wendy Hetherington of Ayr ( no prizes for guessing whose daughter she was ! ) to win the violin and piano duets.

Helen and Sheila McIntyre were prizewinners in the piano duets.

Christine Wilson was first in vocal solos for girls under 16.

And Susan Young came second behind Christine Cairns in vocal solos for girls aged 17.

The Academy also won the Brand Orchestral Trophy, and were first in the instrumental and vocal ensemble and the pupil-conducted choir.

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Post by Seasider59 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:55 pm

Catherine Pickering is back row second from right , next to her on the end is ? Blair

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Re: Ardrossan Academy group photos session 1974-75

Post by down south » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:12 pm

The school held a concert to showcase its Festival successes, and here finally is a picture of some of the members of the orchestra on that occasion. You'll notice some of those in the previous picture are here too.

Ardrossan Academy concert musicians March 1975.jpg

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PS There's also one other picture already seen from this session, which can be found here .

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