Next, a school photo from High Blantyre Primary. My sister Joanne is in this photo, which I’m going to take a guess as being around 1984ish, perhaps P6 or P7. Recognise anybody? I’ve zoomed in to see if you recognise people you know. These kids would likely have been born around 1973 or so.
Category: Blantyre Schools
When Major Ness died in 1908, the schoolmaster who had served Blantyre for over 5 decades was of course highly respected and very well known. On 30th May 1908, the Hamilton Herald and Lanarkshire Weekly Newspaper made a confident prediction, which deserves a worthy mention here, if only for its incredible foresight and accuracy. The […]
On the afternoon of Tuesday 28th September 1909, a special meeting of the Blantyre School Board was held to discuss the growing shortage of places for pupils in Blantyre Schools. In particular, the meeting was to discuss the proposal of new schools. The meeting took place in the Parish Council Chambers in High Blantyre on […]
Most of the readership of this page will remember Corporal Punishment at Schools as a child but did you know the Blantyre School Board had the power to abolish it, but chose not to. Blantyre man, Mr Andra McAnulty proved himself as a forwardly thinking individual more than 110 years ago by suggesting such violent […]
Schoolchildren in Blantyre were astonished and absolutely delighted to find out on 13th December 1917, that their usual 3 or 4 days school holiday at Christmas and New Year was to be extended to include an unbroken festive holiday from 21st December right through until 8th January 1918. That December, the Blantyre School Board made […]
I was interested reading through a Blantyre School Board note from May 1910 to see some more unusual items in their final discussions of the day, when asked if there was “any other business?” After the lengthy discussions about potentially adding a gymnasium to the proposed plans for Calder Street School and deciding to prosecute […]
At the regular monthly meeting of the Blantyre School Board on Tuesday 10th May 1910, Mr Lamont reported to confer with the headmasters and get the fullest information with regard to supplying free books to all scholars in the Board’s schools in Blantyre. The idea was a new one for Blantyre, that pupils would get […]