Galloway Past

GallPast pic
GallPast pic

WITH the recent announcment of plans to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 60 years on the throne next June, this week’s Galloway Past picture looks back to celebrations in Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart, in 1953 to mark her coronation.

The picture was given to The Galloway Gazette by Margaret McManus (nee Clements) who now lives in Irvine.

Some of the names are: Front row - Bobby Baillie (7th left); Jack McCartney (9th left); Margaret Clements (10th left); Jennifer Bennett (12th left); Mary Gladstone (14th left); Billy Dickson (15th left). Back centre stands Mr McFadzean the headmaster of the Douglas Ewart and on the left, four rows up, is Grizelda Gutcher. If you recognise anyone else please contact Louise at The Galloway Gazete on 01671 404767 or email louise.kerr@gallowaygazette.com