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John Street Primary School    1957a 

 
 

August 2011 photograph sent to my by Ian Stewart, Rutherglen, Glasgow
 

Back Row 1
6
2
7  John Brady
3
8
4 Stewart Birnie
9  Ian Russell
5
10 teacher
3rd Row 1 Ian McDonald
6
2  Robert Miller
7
3
8 Catherine Wainwright
4  Jim Woods
9  Stewart Gormal
5
10  Ian Anderson
2nd Row 1
6 Christine McCulloch
2 Rosemary Johnstone
7 Moira kane
3 Betsy McKenna
8 Helena Caldwell
4
9
5
10
Front  1
 
2 Bobby Hetherington
 
3 Ian Stewart
6 Austin Pirnie
4 Jim Rodgers
7
5 Gordon Scott
8

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August 2011, Ian Stewart, Rutherglen, Glasgow
.... please find enclosed an old John Street Primary school photograph from June 1957 for the GlescaPals website.
The names I have put in I hope are right. 
Austin & Stewart Pirnie were twins but I am not sure if I have got them the right way round! 
Christine McCulloch stayed opposite our family in Greenlodge Terrace and her brother Jim is in the 1957 fitba photograph. 
Ian McDonald was the school dux.
Stewart Gormal was in the 219th BB he stayed in Dalmarnock Rd next to the school, I am sure he played in the senior secondary school team that won the Scottish Schools Cup against Foresters of Edinburgh. I met him some years ago at Southcroft Park in Rutherglen and he was still playing football for Dutch Airlines and traverlling the world ( nothing like a good Brigton education! )
Sadly the boy next to him, a good school pal of mine, Ian Anderson passed away a couple of years ago.
Greenhead Street and Greenlodge Terrace boys always had a great affiliation with the 219th BB & John St School and when I read Ian Holmes story about the school fire it brought back memories as we stayed directly above him and also had a grandstand view.
My memories of Bridgeton are of a thriving busy but very happy place to live. But when it was foggy and dark and under the old gas lights on the way home from the BB on a Friday down by the old Glasgow Green it could appear quite scary, so it made you hurry home and yiour wee Ma was glad to see you in!
 
Webmaister : "Ian thank you for sending me the photo and for sharing your lovely memories of your school, your pals and of Brigton. I am sure many will be delighted to see the old class photo and read of your memories.
A lifetime honour tae share yer photies and memories in GlescaPals.....
 
 
June 2012, GlescaPal JohnC  (John Caldwell), Australia
Hi Webmaister. My sister "Helena Caldwell" Is No8 second row in the 1957 added today of John St Primary school. Good find.

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