Next we go to High Blantyre Primary in the 1960’s. This photo shows a PE or gym class in the main hall at the former school on Hunthill Road. Some of the names of the pupils are known:
Boys on the top Left to right is David McKay, Jim Gray, Tom Watson, Ross McLochlan, Ian Baird. Centre boys are: Kenneth Wilson, Tom Hobson, Robert Stewart. Front row of boys are Jim Beaton, ? Maxwell ?, George Wilson, Spud Daisley and William Brown.
The Teacher standing smartly on the left, is the rather strict Craig Brown, who many people will know as going on to famously coach Scotland’s International team. Janitor on the right is Mr. John Baird.
A little bit more about some of the boys. Ian Baird is the janitors son, David McKay son of High Blantyre’s ‘beat polis’, Tom Hobson son of Hobson’s the butcher in High Blantyre, Jim Beaton son of the owner of Beaton’s coaches.
With thanks to James D Brown of Calderside for this photo.
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