Saint John Ogilvie School

This photo should bring back some memories for many people. It’s the old Saint John Ogilvie High School just over the boundary, into Hamilton. Many local Blantyre children attended this Roman Catholic School.

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Elaine Speirs I have many happy memories of JOHS science block. Science classes were always my favourite. I remember my 2nd yr sciencd teacher setting fire to his sleeve with ethanol and a Bunsen. I also remember Jimmy Judge and his exploding can experiment. Very exciting. Kids would never get to do this stuff now.

Hugh Hainey Middle end rooms wee Sammys class,,

Margaret Robinson Mr O’Reilly (Wee amby )was floor above him x

John Cornfield Margaret Robinson were wee Sammys class and wee Ambys class not across the corridor from each other? I was at JOHS 72 – 75

Hugh Hainey Margaret Robinson Oh! The pain, The pain,,,,

Hugh Hainey John Cornfield were talking’ 60s John,, when we first startded,,

Margaret Robinson ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€but where have those years gone Hugh. .john I was at John ogilvie in the early 60s when it changed from St cuthberts to John ogilvie

Hugh Hainey Margaret Robinson aye, me too Mr Kenulty told is no tae buy a badge, cause it wis changing to John Ogilvie High.

Margaret Robinson Is that st Ninians teacher. He scared me when I was at St Ninians. Must admit I like john ogilvie ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hugh Hainey Margaret Robinson yes, strict but fair, it was 1962,,,

Margaret Robinson True and it didn’t do us any harm(I think)๐Ÿ˜.mr struth (maths teacher)used to throw duster at us. Child abuse these days. If I went home and said I got the belt my mum would have said what did you do. you must have deserved it ๐Ÿ˜ฃx

Suzanne Kerr I remember the Science Block.

Jimbo McSkimming Bottom Mrs Coia’s chemistry class early 80’s

Fran Mcdermott Walters Got 6 of the best in science,,wasn’t my fault mind lol

Jackie Milligan Left there in 1979

Barry Watt Bottom right class with mr Frame! Always had his lab coat on….even out of John Mcinally And was thee mankiest lab coat ever!!

Angela Smith And bits of food stuck to his beard! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š

Maz Anne Home ec at the back, my reg class was in there with Mrs Scott ๐Ÿ˜Š

John Allan Smokers corner out side cookery class

Hugh Sugar Kelly Biology with Mr degnan

Stephen Fallon 2nd year Physics class bottom right, Brian Fisher, Gary Doonin.

Gary Doonin Willie youngs Chem class bottom left 3rd year

Stephen Fallon Gary Doonin remember you and Brian Fishergoing to see Madness when we where in that Physics class, about only thing I remember from Physics ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Brian Fisher was that Malky or Mr Young?

Gary Doonin Was 2nd year no Mcgill

Brian Fisher Youโ€™re right – it was – hated me

Gary Doonin Remember half back line sitting together Fallon Fisher Doonin

Edd Bungle Boyle Science in there was like what experiments can go wrong now…lol… rattly windows, ice cold in winter melting hot in sunshine…(even tho there wasn’t much) lol


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  1. A remember Mr degnan setting his white coat on fire lol๐Ÿคฃ my name is wullie mcvey.

    1. Mr Degnan was one of the fun teachers. I always say it, the 1990 were the happiest years of the past 50 years!

      We had schools like Ogilvie where you could feel the history of former pupils who walked through itโ€™s corridors, most families had a disposable income and Techno music was a brand new kind of music that we had never heard of. The happy years!!

      Thanks for sharing Paul, this picture is still one of the most highly commended one on the Old Ogilvie Facebook page.


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