At the end of January 1978 work converting the former St Joseph’s Primary Annexe was completed and Blantyre’s latest nursery school got off the ground.
The school was opened at the end of February 1978 by Councillor Malcolm Waugh and was split into 2 parts. The ground floor was for 60 children aged between 3 and 5. Upstairs was another unit for 60 children, opened later that Spring, for kids aged 2 and upwards.
The nursery initially opened from 8.30am until 4.30pm but it became apparent that earlier and later hours were needed for working parents. Hours were changed to 7.30am until 6.30pm.
Did YOU go to St Joseph’s Nursery School, or take your children there? It would be great to get a little bit more of a description. Thanks.
Pictured in 2016 is the demolition of the school at Low Blantyre’s Glasgow Road.
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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