| Dalmarnock Primary School - Class of 1947
Alfred Sutherland sent in this class photograph.
5. Ian Kerr
|4. George Malcolm
|1. Teacher Mr Laird
7. Bobby Falls
| 3rd Row
|2. Jess Howarth
|3. Ella Gardner
9. Betty Summers
| 2nd Row
|1. Alexander Muir
||3. Archie McDade ?
contact the Webmaister if you can put a name to a face.
|July 2008, Jess McMahon (nee Howarth), Canada
My name is Jess
McMahon, I have seen
a class photo of
Dalmarnock P S 1947 I think I
am the little girl in the
third row, second from left my
name then was Jessie Howarth. I
now live in Toronto Canada
|Oct. 2008, Angus Muir
First I would like to thank you for adding my little story
beneath My brother Ronald Muir's class photo (class of 1946 six year
olds). Dalmarnock PS.
It would make me very happy if you could possibly add a piece
to the photo of my other brother Alexander Muir (class of 1947) DPS. Unfortunately Alex passed away in Jan. 2007. This piece would be as a tribute to Alex.
The little boy wearing the beret front
row is my brother Alexander Muir. Alex was born at 269 Bernard Street,
Bridgeton. One of six children, five boys and a girl. He was the third
eldest. Along with with his brothers and sister, he attended Dalmarnock
Primary School untill the age of twelve, when the family moved to a new
house in Pollok. For the rest of his schooling he went to Shawlands
Unfortunatley Alex is no longer with us, as he passed away in the
Southern General Hospital on Jan. 2007 after a long and painful illness
borne with courage and dignity. He was aged 69 just a couple of months
short of his 70th birthday.
There are a few things I would like to say about Alex. His
start in life was not a good one. At the age of two he was stricken
with pneumonia and was admitted to hospital. The news was not good for
my parents John and Elizabeth, his chances of survival were slim.
Nevertheless they wanted to look after him at home until the end.
The fighter that Alex was pulled him through, but the
illness was so severe Alex lost all his hair and was badly impaired by
the effects of the illness. Although he had this disadvantage, he
refused to let it get him down. He carried on through his life with a
smile on his face and a determination to do his best at everything.
Despite being absent from school for long spells (at one point he
missed a whole year) he still excelled at everything he attempted.
After leaving school Alex started working as warehouseman in
a plumbers merchants. He was limited in what he could do work wise
because of his health problems,but he showed that anything he was able
to do he did well He had a few jobs in warehouses, electrical
wholesalers,ironmongers etc. His last job was with John Letters
Hillington, famous for their golf clubs. He worked there for a number
of years, reaching the level of supervisor in dispatch.
When Alex reached his mid fifties he had to give up work due to his ill health.
Golf was one of his many interests, bowling too, he enjoyed
playing in competitions with his many friends at Shieldhall Rd.
Computers also were a hobby of his, taking a course at the Maritime
College in Glasgow. This allowed him to work on and build computers for
his own pleasure and to help out others maybe not so knowledgeable as
Alex met his wife Rosetta at work, they took to each other and
were married in 1969 and set up home in Paisley Rd Glasgow (near the
toll). They eventually moved to Erskine New Town Where they were lucky
enough to get a new house. They lived there happily till Alex passed
away. Alex and Rosetta had a little girl they called her Tracy, who
made them very proud by graduating at Glasgow University. Tracy now
lives in Newport Wales with Ian her husband. They also have an adopted
son Cameron who has grown up into a fine upstanding young man. What
Alex did in his life makes me proud to have him as a brother.
Kind Regards From Angus Muir.
|See class of 1946