Lorraine Adair had the foresight in 2009 to take these photos showing the last few months of St Joseph’s Primary School. The new school opened behind it in Park Lane in 2010, but it would be some time later before the old school got demolished. Who went to this school? What’s your best memories?
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Affectionately known as “The Joe’s”. Following the opening of the St Joseph’s Church in Glasgow Road on 18th June 1905, the adjacent former Chapel, also being used as a school, became solely used as a school. Mr James Rooney had arrived at St Josephs in 1902 and would continue to be headmaster for a long […]
How strange this photo looks. Back in 2011, this photo was taken from Glasgow Road by local man Jim Brown. The more observant of you will notice that there’s something strange going on here, with the sign clearly saying “David Livingstone Memorial Primary School”, yet the school is most definitely St Joseph’s Primary School! Of […]
By 1929, the old St Joseph’s School building on Glasgow Road, facing up Stonefield Road was becoming so crowded with pupils, an expansion of St Josephs was planned. To cope with the overcrowding prevailing in St. Joseph’s R.C. School, Blantyre, it was the intention of the Education Authority in the late 1920’s to erect a more […]
From the Motherwell Times 20th November 1931. “At a recent meeting of the Teaching and Staffing Committee the County Council, it was decided that the name of Mr P Hyland, Shotts R.C. School, is be recommended to the Education Committee for the vacancy in headmaster at Blantyre St Joseph’s School. This appointment will ratified […]