1978 New St Joseph’s Nursery


2016 St Josephs School Demolition29 Jan2

2016 St Josephs Demolition Jan

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

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

Joanne Thomson Julia Davidson your mum was head wasn’t she? x
The Blantyre Project thanks Julia.
James Nicholl I went to the old nursery. Was a big old victorian building, 2 storeys high. Just beside the chapel. Burned down when I had went into Primary One, which was 1985.
James Nicholl It then moved down to the ground floor of the station road side of St.Josephs. My sister went to this nursery and was in the hamilton advertiser being pictured with councillors cutting the first ground of the newer nursery at Calder Street, must have been about 1990 / 91. That nursery was then demolished to become the car park at front of calderside academy and has been rebuilt again as calderside nursery behind the academy.
Nancy McFadden I worked in that building ,great memories of all the people that worked with me …Mary Frances Allison Miriam
Lesley Keith I went there with my brother. I think it was around 1979 ish

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  1. I went here in eighties loved it remember it well

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