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Class of '581159 viewsA group of Hermitage School pupils pictured in 1958.
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Hermitage School 3rd year1133 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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Clyde Street School Choir1125 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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Grindwheel1120 viewsThis has been placed below the dated roundels of Malig Mill. These remains are in Hermitage Park and to the rear of the Victoria Halls.
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First Prefects1118 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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Country dance class1111 viewsMembers of a country dance class run in Rhu Village Hall by nursery gardener Alec Parlane. Image supplied by Alistair Quinlan, circa 1955.
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Hermitage School Concert1110 viewsPupils from 4th, 5th and 6th years who performed at the Hermitage School Concert in 1950. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Knockderry Castle1108 viewsA view of Knockderry Castle at Cove, published by MacFarlane Brothers of Cove, circa 1908. Built on the site of a Danish fort about 1855 to the design of the famous architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, Knockderry Castle became the family home of the Templeton carpet manufacturing family. In 1896-7 another famous architect, William Leiper, designed an extension and a lodge for John Templeton, and a famous guest of his at the castle was millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. For some years a hotel, it is now a private residence again.
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Shandon Hydro1104 viewsShandon Hydro and the extensive gardens. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building 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.
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Hermitage class 19441091 viewsA Hermitage School class pictured in 1944. Image supplied by Gordon Tran.
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Lansdowne House1091 viewsOriginally privately-owned, the mansion on Victoria Road became a St Bride's and then Lomond School boarding house. It is now demolished, and its grounds will be the site of a housing development. Image supplied by David Arthur, date unknown.
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1920s Hermitage School class1090 viewsA picture by Brown & Son of Helensburgh of a class at Hermitage School in the 1920s. Names would be welcomed.
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