By 1929, the old St Joseph’s School building on Glasgow Road, facing up Stonefield Road was becoming so crowded with pupils, an expansion of St Josephs was planned.
To cope with the overcrowding prevailing in St. Joseph’s R.C. School, Blantyre, it was the intention of the Education Authority in the late 1920’s to erect a more commodious school adjoining the old School Chapel building, but that proposal was modified in April 1929.
On Monday 15th April 1929, workmen commenced building wooden huts to provide 10 new class-rooms, to accommodate 500 of the scholars. The building of these huts was regarded at least, as a temporary measure and they were fitted with all the necessary conveniences required for a school and were proposed to last for 3 years until a larger school block was built.
Does anybody remember the old School Huts or when they were demolished?
Pictured in 1936, the St Josephs Schools.
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