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Edinburgh Foot Clinic & School of Chiropody was located next to Bratisani's chip shop on Newington Road. Rumour has it that their famous crispy batter had something to do with the copious amounts of callous shavings that found its way into the fryers....but who was complaining? Therapeutics was the domain of Isobel (Fanny) Adams - the final year course tutor - who was much exorcised by a succession of ne'er do wells.....
First year course tutor - the late Jack Ellis - was a formidable figure to most, but had a keen eye for the ladies. As did one or two other lecherers - sorry lecturers.... Open days were a highlight of the year where visitors would flock in their thousands to glean a glimpse of the fascinating and secretive world of feet.
So that was you after all (CNV00005)! Wasn't sure if it was Milke Monaghan as you two luvvies were peas outa the same pod, but then he didn't smile that much - at least not to me. I have some more oldies being digitised, some quite incriminating, and I'll post as I get them. BTW who is the student sporting the fine pair of legs in CNV00003 ??
>Rumour has it that Craig takes home in xs of AU$500K p/a these days - how times have changed, huh?
I am sure he appears in the top ten list for the highest incomes in Australia.
>BTW who's the gal sitting next to Gloria in the same pic - is it Pat Boyd?
That is Lyn Flynn (nee Burbridge) aka Barbie, now the Head of the Podiatry Department (and Radiology?). I noticed George Rendall appears in one of the photographs too .Do you know he used to be able to recite the whole of the Faulty Towers episodes (playing each of the characters). We did have some fun in the olden days and Geroge introduced me to the Oxford Bar (famous haunt of fictional detective John Rebus creation of your mate).
Many thanks for your posting - it stirred up some fond memories of Norrie, Novar and Cathcart Clinics and my feeble attempts to learn the craft. What really frightened me was that they looked the same in 1990 as they did in 1980. It was also fun to see my tutors Willie, Lynn, Mairghread, Sid, George and Gloria in their formative days!
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Cheers Syd & Martin. Not sure if Brights Crescent was still in operation during 1990, but in the 70's & 80's it was a salacious establishment and the scene of many perversions and depravities. The owner, Mrs Hepburn, was creeping into her nineties during my tenure but was ably assisted by her daughter, Ruth, who used to fit glass eyes in the basement. Paying the rent was an uncanny experience, but occassionally we used to try and swap a marble for a gless-ee so we could have some fun down the pub later that night - dropping them into an unsuspecting customer's beer after a protracted coughing fit. The Hepburns also had a mangy poodle called Rex who used to bark incessantly at the students, especially after a late night drinking spree. Sammy Clarke (CNV00020) once tried to lure it into his room with a trail of raw mince so he could slash it to bits with a No 10 scalpel, but (un)fortunately the dug was too wise for him. Them were the days.
The first photo is Bright's behind the graduation present I bought myself - an Alfa GTV Bertone - with Kenneth Thom, Duncan Brown, Marina Walsh and AN Other. The second is yours truly (sporting an unusual sporran - some prize or other) and Marina Walsh on graduation day 1983
Ah well, you'll have to run a bit faster than you did twenty- three years ago, Willie! If memory serves me correct youse got quite a drubbing that afternoon - 6:2 to be precise - but then you did have Brian Ellis on your team. What did you expect? Do you remember the incident with the shark's head?