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Shandon Hydro1660 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 Class 19461618 viewsBack: Douglas McFarlane, Drew Kelly, Nevill Moffat, Ian Cairns (who supplied image), Billy McCubbin, ?, Ross Porteous, Donald McAulay (now Lord McAulay); 2nd back: ?, Brian Wilson, Tony Bird, Fergus Balfour, Ronnie Sneddon, George McKenzie, ?, Brian McIlwraith; 3rd back: ?, Brian Drever, ?, Pat Templeton, ?, Sheena McNeil, Margaret Sorley, ?, Grace Watt; seated: ?, Mary Todd, Valerie Smith, ?, Jessie McKinley, Marion Dixon, Ann Spy, Betty Williamson; front: ?, Alex Green, Charlie Lyon, Allister McArthur, Ian Trail.
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Land of the Free1613 viewsA scene from the Hermitage Academy production of 'Land of the Free', one of the sketches in a school concert entitled 'Conducted Tour" which ran for three nights in March 1969. It was the brainchild of deputy rector John Robertson. Elizabeth Burns is seen as Lady Macbeth.
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Rhu School 1909-101602 views
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The Coronation Trees1590 viewsHelensburgh pupils planted trees to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. This Larchfield and St Bride's Schools — now Lomond School — group planted their tree on Stafford Street at James Street. From left: Heather Reid, Sheila Thom, Christopher Grieve, Catherine Burnet, Barbara Miller, Andrew Nicholson, Judith Read, the late Pat Wright, Hilda Dow, unknown girl, Susan Billings, Diana Heron, Hamish Brownlie, Alistair Martin, Donald Fullarton, the late Alan Miller.
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Larchfield School 19561585 viewsHeadmaster Stephen Hutchinson with the staff and pupils of the Colquhoun Street school in the summer of 1956.
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1976 Hermitage Primary1575 viewsA class of Hermitage Primary School pupils in 1976. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Former Pupils Dance1569 viewsA Hermitage School Former Pupils Dance in the 1940s. Among those in the picture are headmaster Jimmy Bell, Robin Spy and Stanley Brown. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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St Bride's School1546 viewsSt Bride's School for girls at 10 Stafford Street, which was founded in 1895. In 1977 it merged with Larchfield School for boys to become Lomond School. The St Bride's building was largely destroyed in an overnight fire in 1997, but was rebuilt to house the senior and top primary pupils.
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Clyde Street School Choir1543 viewsWinners of the premier award at the Glasgow Music Festival in 1955, with music teacher Mrs Frances Gillies (then Miss Marshall) and head teacher Alex Douglas. Back: Marilyn White, -, Elizabeth Soutar, Anne Soutar, Mary McKinnon, -, the late Mrs Anne Hill, -, Molly Oswald; 2nd back: Mary Cranston, -, Rae Dennett, -, Donald Scott, -, Ronnie MacLean, -, Catriona McKinnon, Janet Fagan, -; 3rd back: Dolina Buchanan, -, Michael Kipling, Ilona Symons, Tom Spence, -, Jim Graham, -, -; front: -, -, Elizabeth Trail, -, Agnes Dennett, -, John McPhail, -, Willie Beeson, Elspeth Williamson, Rhoda McKinnon, Sheila Sommerville. More names would be welcomed.
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Larchfield School1541 viewsLarchfield Academy (often called Larchfield School) was a preparatory school for boys in Colquhoun Street, founded in 1858. Among its famous pupils were author Sir James Frazer and TV inventor John Logie Baird. In the late 1920s and early 1930s Cecil Day-Lewis and W.H.Auden taught there briefly. The school merged with St Bride's School for Girls in 1977 to form Lomond School. In 1998 Larchfield was sold to Cala Homes who converted into 11 flats and built 14 new flats at the rear.
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First Prefects1517 viewsThe Prefects for the opening year of the new Hermitage Academy at Colgrain in 1966. Front centre is Dr Margaret Morrison, nee Baird, and immediately behind her is Alistair Quinlan, who supplied this image.
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