These photos will bring back lot of memories for many Blantyre folk. This is of course the former Calder Street School. Pictured in 2010, just before demolition, there were some items saved from the school when it was demolished. The old school bell itself now sits in the reception area of the new Auchinraith Primary School, almost on the same spot it originally was. Two of four sandstone blocks which once read “Blantyre Parish School Board” on the outside of Calder Street school were carefully salvaged and now form playground benches directly across from the police station.
What’s your memories of the teachers and lessons at this school? What years were YOU there?