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Benmore Forester Training School students - c1959
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No: 3682   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1959
Benmore Forester Training School students - c1959

This one of a set of images from photocopier scans and is courtesy of the staff at Glenbranter Forest Office.

Little was known of the details of the people apart from a couple of names written on one of the images but one former student Bob Boyd has been tracked down to Northern Ireland and has provided the following information:

‘This photograph titled "Loch Eck" is all students of the 1958 intake.
Back row from left;
1. Ben Seniscal (sitting on gate)
2. Andy Orr
3. Fred Carty.
4. Maurice Clements.
Middle row;
5. Bill Mason.
6. Walter McCloskey.
7. Bob Cuthbertson
8. Bob Boyd
Front row;
9. Brian Pedder.
10. Ian Reid.

These photos are most likely to have been taken by Bill Mason although Ben Seniscal did have a camera and also took photos.’

The trainee foresters are obviously out on a work exercise but little indicate what they were doing. Can anyone identify the location on Loch Eck side?
Picture added on 09 May 2017 at 08:12
add commentComments:
The picture was taken at the bottom of Loch Eck on the west side of the loch. (56°02'19.5"N 4°59'14.1"W approx)

Added by Andy MacNicol on 09 May 2017.
As I recall, Bert Mitchell took the photo, the site is a couple of miles from the school on the west side of the lake at the forest boundary. We were still technically inside the school boundary.

Added by Fred Carty on 05 July 2017.
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