2003 Extract from Guestbook, Robert
Currie, Strathaven, Scotland, age 61-70
are no adequate words of appreciation on this site. Suffice to say 'fandabydozy'.
I attended John Street Elementary and Senior Secondary Schools (Hozier
Street) and (John Street now Tullis
I have been trying to trace the Qualifying Class of 1948 and wait
for it Webmaster - what do you know - at page 10 there was George
Downie from The Dwellings, McKeith
Street looking for two of his pals in the class. George lives in
New Zealand so the chances of my finding him were a million to one
(but would you believe it, of course you would - thanks to GlesgaPals).
George is trying to trace Harry Adams who lived in Dalmarnock Road
and Andrew Stein who lived in James Street (the close next to Mrs
Grant's, Newsagents. Och, I remember them fine too.
Question is where are they now and others in Miss Chalmers Qualifying Class at Wee Johnnie in 1948.
Please get in touch if you were in the class :
( 5 Silvergrove Street)
( Muslin Street )
Warnock (Muslin Street)
Ross, George Blue, Hugh McAree (The Dwellings)
Ferguson, George Malcolm, John Brown (Dalmarnock
|Tom Smith (Greenhead)
Edgar (the Pend, Main Street)
Hutchison (Bridgeton X now East Kilbride )
Summers ( I remember her recitation of 'To a Mouse' perfect diction
(a product of elocution class),
(Greenhead )- Templetons
Fleming (she used to recite The Old Woman of the Roads),
Dunnachie (Dale Street)
Williams (Tobago Street)
Graham (5 Silvergrove Street went to live in Priesthill - she had a
wee brother Hughie
|Annie Bell (the
Cameron (who went on to Riverside her cousin Jim Campbell was also
in the class)
Moira Crawford and Elsie McLean.
Hutton ( everyone agreed she was the best looking girl in the class
- Dalmarnock Rd
Och they were all goood looking girls!
would be great to hear from anyone or all. Talk soon - Robert
|GlescaPals website reunites old schoolmates from 1948!
2003 Extract from Guestbook, GlescaPal Robert
Currie, Strathaven, Scotland,
Since my school photograph of the Qualifying Class of Miss Chalmers
of 1949 (John Street Elementary - Hozier Street) appeared on Glesga
Pals I have made contact with three of my classmates of 54 years ago
namely, George Downie of (The Dwellings) now living in New Zealand,
Harry Adams formerly of James Street, and another school pal namely,
Robert Hay formerly of 17 Silvergrove Street, Bridgeton and now
living in Aussie. There must be others out there, both near and far,
who knew us. Take a look at the photograph, study it well, stretch
your mind and sign the Guestbook. Orabestoratime to everyone.
2004 Extract from e-mail, GlescaPal Robert
Currie, Strathaven, Scotland
there Will! I wanted to let you know that your site has
brought me into contact with the following ex John Street Primary
School classmates and have decided to ask you to print this
information in the text relating to the School photograph of the
class of 1948.
George Downie - in New Zealand
Andy Steen - Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Tom Boyd - Florida, USA
Moira Ferguson (nee Crawford) Stirling
Harry Adams - Kings Park, Glasgow.
Thanks for all and all the best for 2004 and more reunions with old
Brigton pals across the globe......Bob
2009 Extract from e-mail, Etta Whitefield (nee Hutton), Galashiels,
I have just discovered GlescaPals through a friend and was
delighted to see a photo of the class of 1948 at John St.
Primary School. I am in the front row, my name was then
Etta Hutton of Dalmarnock Rd.
I married Albert Whitehead of Ruby St. Bridgeton. We ended
up in South Africa from 1971 to 1998 when we returned to the
U.K. and now live in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders. I
would be delighted to hear from any of my old classmates. I
remember those days with fond memories.
July 2010, GlescaPal Robert Currie, Strathaven
Through the network of GlescaPals I am happy to say that I succeeded in
contacting another of my classmates from John Street Elementary School (Hozier
Street)of 1948 namely, Etta Hutton (Mrs Albert Whitehead of Galashiels).
We had a good old chin-wag on the telephone and a no doubt a flurry of
e-mails will follow.
are others who have still to contact glescapals? Hugh McAree, Hugh
Ferguson, John Brown, Margaret Hutchison, Frank Lamont, Tom Smith, Alex
Mack, Ian Barton, George Blue, Hugh McGowan, Johstone Edgar, Ellen
Fyffe, Anita West Marion Fleming, Anna Dunnachie, Jessie Gray, Margaret
Williams, Annie Bell, Wilma Camerson, Jean Hart and Elsie McLean. Cmon,
don't be shy. Log on to GlescaPals and leave a message.
Regards, Robert Currie