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Miss Jamaica visits Tullynessle School
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Miss Jamaica visits Tullynessle School

Miss World contestant (Miss Jamaica) Alison Barnett signing an autograph outside her old school 1985. Headteacher Mr Leslie milne, and teacher Mrs Gladys Cruickshank can be seen at rear right and left respectively.
Picture added on 01 March 2009
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Tullynessle and Forbes, Then and Now.
Have I got it wrong but I remember Miss Jamica as Catrina Campbell whose 2 brothers, Alan and Callum went to Alford school and stayed with us in winter as they lived in Corgarff. If there were 2 Miss Jamica's at Tullynessle, I apologise. Really enjoy the old photos.
Added by Babs Beaton. on 01 March 2009
The Barnetts lived at the old schoolhouse Tullynessle at one time anyway. Alison had a brother Alan I remember him from my days in the Alford scouts.
Added by Al Murray on 03 March 2009
Could be the same person, probably her married name was Barnett. Her husband was a teacher at the school for a short time but went home to Jamica when Catroni sadly died very young.
Anonymous comment added on 04 March 2009
Alison's dad, Coledridge, was an English teacher at Alford. I believe you had to be unmarried to enter miss world.
Added by Al Murray on 07 March 2009
I think now that Alison is Carinas daughter
Added by Al Murray on 07 March 2009
I've come to the conclusion that we are indeed talking of two different families. It is strange coincidence that both had connections with Tullynessle and Jamica. Look forward to more old Alford photos. Babs Beaton
Added by Babs Beaton. on 07 March 2009
Thought a lot about this one and think I have to give you an apology Al, Catrina went away in the 60's and the photo is 80's so it has to be her daughter.
Added by Babs Beaton. on 12 March 2009
Coleridge Barnett came from Kingston, Jamaica, and married Catrion Campbell when she went there with VSO. He was a close friend when we were students together in London from 1964-67. He went back to West Indies, and Catrion contracted cancer. She wanted to spend her last days back in Scotland, and so they went to Tullynessle, where she died.

Alison was their daughter, who was six when Catriona died, and a pupil in the school, where her dad taught. She became Miss Jamaica in 1985, and came as 4th runner-up in the Miss World contest that year.
Added by Revd. Andrew MacKenzie on 24 March 2011
if im right there was alison karen and alan barnett and they used to come to premnay to see grandma jean cambell at premnay school i lost touch with them when they went back home
Added by Hugh Gillies on 29 March 2011
This is wonderful! Marie (nee Milne) sent this link on to me. I am indeed Catriona Barnett's(nee Campbell)daughter! We are all living in Kingston, Jamaica - Dad (Coleridge Barnett) and my brother Alan, and sister Karen. It is such a small world. Thanks to Revd. Andrew MacKenzie for providing the update :-)
Added by Alison Cross (nee Barnett) on 30 June 2011
Yes..Coleridge was H.M. of Wesley College and lived at Yarborough Manse with Catriona, and Alan and Alison. This was my first teaching job (VSO), 1966; Great to get an update after all these years. I subsequently worked in Turks Is, and taught in The Bahamas. Remember you all with affection.
Added by John Berryman on 11 February 2012
I did my teaching practice with Catrionas mum Jean Campbell.Catriona,Calum and Allan and their parents were friends of our family my parents were Bruce and Jo Watson.I have a portrait of me done by Catriona while she was at Art School.She was a lovely person.
Added by Alisoun Bienhoff (née Watson) on 21 January 2013
I wish I still had that reindeer jumper :)
Added by Jason Moore on 02 May 2015

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