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Hermitage staff1977 viewsMembers of the staff of Hermitage School in East Argyle Street in the early 1960s. Back: Mr MacPhail, Miss Jamieson, unknown, Mr Patteson, Dr Simpson, Mr Brown, Archie Leitch, Mr Mackinnon, Mrs McLuskey, Miss Knox, Miss Wiltshire, Angus McWilliams; middle: Mrs Younger, Miss Howieson, Mrs Hier, Bill Yule, unknown, Mr Deuchars, Mr Smith, unknown, Mrs Betty Spy, Miss Henderson; front: unknown, Tom Murray, Mrs Purdie, Arthur Brocklebank, Miss Lennie, headmaster George Mutch, Miss Mair, David Malan, Miss Munro, Mr Barr, Miss Livesy.
2b Hermitage Higher Grade School 19441824 views5: Isobel Handyside/Sheena Henderson/Irene Halford/Ailsa Howie/Mae Shields/Edith McArthur/Nanette Sinclair. 4: Lexie Bissett/Margaret Park/Margaret Cockburn/Phyllis Manderson/Elizabeth Templeton/Jean Clow/Jean McCulloch. 3: Andrena Brown/June James/Margaret Jardine/Rena Syme/Peggy McKenzie/Mary Cameron/Norma Watt/Chrissie Kinloch. 2: Isobel Dewar/Jenny Burgess/Iris Sinclair/Julia Macleod/Mollie?/Elspeth McArthur/Betty Petrie/Mary McKinstrey. Fr: Marjorie Ryrie/Maureen Gillespie/Sheila McAlpine/Cecilia Renwick/Nan Crockett.
Hermitage School1815 viewsThe old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street. It was built in 1880 in late Gothic style for the School Board of Row on land formerly part of Hermitage House and made available by the Cramb family, and had only five headmasters. The architect was William Spence, of Ardlui, 23 Charlotte Street, who also designed both the St Columba and Rhu churches. It was replaced by Hermitage Academy at Colgrain in 1976, and demolished the following summer.
Hermitage School Pupils 19621813 viewsSenior pupils at Hermitage School in 1962. Image supplied by Gordon Mickel.
Pupils Dance1787 viewsA Hermitage School Dance in the 1950s. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
St Bride's School Dance1778 viewsPupils and guests at the annual dance at Helensburgh's St Bride's (now Lomond) School. Circa 1973/4. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
School comes down1680 viewsPart of the old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street is demolished by Hood and Co. in July 1977.
End of an era1542 viewsPart of the old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street is demolished by Hood and Co. in July 1977.
Class of '581537 viewsA group of Hermitage School pupils pictured in 1958.
Three Heads1533 viewsDavid Arthur (left), the first headmaster of Lomond School — formed by the merger of Larchfield School for boys with St Bride's School for girls — is pictured a long serving St Bride's head, Miss Rachel Drever Smith, who retired around 1975, and a former Larchfield head who later became the Rector of a church in the Stonehaven area, the Rev Stephen Hutchison. Image supplied by David Arthur, date unknown.
Shandon Hydro1492 viewsView from the Gareloch of Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent mansion was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished. From the image collection of the late Nan Moir, of Cove.
Miss Hamilton's Infants 2 class Hermitage Primary 19381483 viewsBack: Jim Kelly/Alastair Robertson/John Stirling/Erwin Flaherty/Brian Hick/Bert Livingstone/Robert Smith/Tony Ross. Third: Alistair Dods/Margaret Low/Mary Trail/Una Campbell/Cecilia Renwick/Constance Wright/Elspeth Perry/Nan Crockett/John Gorrie/Tom Paterson. Second: Alasdair MacFarquhar/Marjorie Ryrie/Sheana Rankin/Jenny Burgess/Kathleen Fraser/Norma Watt/Elizabeth Templeton/Maureen Gillespie/Rena Syme. Front: Roy Grant/Dougald Thomson/Iain Ross/Colin Campbell/David Watt/Kenneth Baker/Alistair Gilchrist.
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