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Hermitage staff3045 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.
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2b Hermitage Higher Grade School 19442656 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.
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Hermitage School2614 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 1966, and demolished in 1967.
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Hermitage School Pupils 19622608 viewsSenior pupils at Hermitage School in 1962. Image supplied by Gordon Mickel.
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Pupils Dance2579 viewsA Hermitage School Dance in the 1950s. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Class of '582576 viewsA group of Hermitage School pupils pictured in 1958.
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School comes down2574 viewsPart of the old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street is demolished by Hood and Co. in July 1967.
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End of an era2481 viewsPart of the old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street is demolished by Hood and Co. in July 1967.
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St Bride's School Dance2456 viewsPupils and guests at the annual dance at Helensburgh's St Bride's (now Lomond) School. Circa 1973/4. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Miss Hamilton's Infants 2 class Hermitage Primary 19382289 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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Shandon Hydro2208 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.
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Hermitage School 3rd year2205 viewsThe Hermitage School 3rd year class, circa 1957. Back: Donald Burt, Donald Robertson, Thomson Martin, Ian Munro, Gordon Tran (who supplied the image), Glen Marsland, Ian Black, Kenneth McLaren, Billy Galloway, Ian Miller; middle: Frank Cowe, Anne Hollingsworth, John Trail, Eleanor McGurk, David Norman, Margaret Burgess, Eric Wheldon, Vance Bride; front: Rosemary Young, unknown, Dorothy Calderwood, Moira Beveridge, teacher Jack Younger, Marjory Begg, Elizabeth Minnis, Marie Burnie, Christine Maitland.
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