Here’s a nice photograph of St. Joseph’s Primary Class of 1955/56. Robert Cumberland has sent it in saying, ” My wife Jane, nee Park, is in the photo but just can’t remember where she is in it.” This may be a longshot, but recognise anybody?
Category: Blantyre Schools
The full photo of the former Auchinraith School. This was taken between 1905 – 1910 and as you can see the stonework of the school is still looking rather new. I’ve previously posted about the 3 figures standing on the pavement, so hope you like this first ever look at the full, entire photo.…a cracker, […]
Here’s another previously unseen, but remarkably clear photo. Taken between 1905 and 1910, this is the former Auchinraith School. Look how new it is and before any mining subsidence took hold! Both boys and girls entrances clearly visible, the sign saying “Blantyre School Board”. Built in 1900, the school was demolished in 1980. According to […]
How’s this for a photo! Previously not seen online, these three workers are on Auchinraith Road, standing outside the former Auchinraith Primary School. Posing for the camera, this photo was taken between 1905 – 1910 and is therefore over 110 years old! The men look like they’re carrying white work clothes, perhaps bakers or painters […]
Let’s go now to Auchinraith Primary School in 1980. The kids all look delighted to be pictured. These are the two Primary 1 classes that year. I think this was at the old Calder Street school, as the old Auchinraith Primary was derelict at the time, a school none of these kids would ever attend. […]