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?
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These are the two Primary 1 classes from 1980, taken at St Joseph’s Primary School. Do you recognise anybody? Perhaps yourself or friends? These kids would all be in their early to mid 40’s now. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said: Karen Menzies That’s […]
By the turn of the Millennium as these 2002 photos show, St Joseph’s Primary School on Glasgow Road had seen better days. It is little wonder from these photos that plans were already then foot to discuss building a new school. The new school was built in 2010, opening in October that year although snagging […]
Local man, Jim Donnelly was walking through the derelict grounds of St Joseph’s Primary School in June 2018, when he spotted this brick amongst the rubble. Imprinted on it was “Blantyre Ferme”, fairly good evidence that the school was built using bricks from the relatively nearby former brickworks. I wonder just how many public buildings […]
Quick Question. I’m stuck. Where was ‘Blantyre Nursery Centre’ on Glasgow Road. It was ‘formed in 1977 and renovated again in 1979 with an upper floor including tea bar and place for mums to chat’. Was this the old St Joseph’s School Annexe? Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use […]
This little gem is a previously unseen postcard from 1908 which made its way across the Atlantic to America. Dated by the postmark itself, it shows the magnificent completed St Joseph’s Church on Glasgow Road. The sender of the postcard on the back explains the church was completed just a couple of years earlier. […]
With the discovery of coal and surge in industry within Blantyre in the 1870′s, the town’s Roman Catholic population grew quickly. In 1821, documentation stated that there were just 149 Roman Catholics in Blantyre, and by 1881, there were over 600. By that time, it was no longer acceptable to meet for mass in […]