In January 1978, Mrs Catherine Callaghan , a teacher at St Blanes was due to retire. She had been in teaching for 45 years. She qualified in 1933 and spent the bulk of her working life as a teacher at St Joseph’s on Glasgow Road. At the time of her retirement Mrs Callaghan had been teaching at St Blanes.
A presentation dinner was arranged by a former headmaster Mr Thomas O Neil, and was held in High Blantyre Parochial Hall on 10th February 1978. Pupils and teachers past and present were invited to attend the reunion and give Mrs Callaghan a formidable send of.
Can you remember Mrs Callaghan or have a picture of her? Pictured meantime is St Blanes in 1957.
From “Blantyre Explained”, by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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