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   Springfield Primary School  c1883

 

I have received e-mails from GlescaPals and the consensus is that Springfield Primary School in Lily St / Connel St  existed from 1883 until 1969.  This old building then became 'Our Lady of Fatima school' before being destroyed by fire in August 1973.

Springfield Primary School in Dalmarnock, these photographs were taken c1883

 

Connel Street the boys playground is on the right 
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To the right is the end of Connel Street, then it turns into Lily Street. 
 Dalmarnock Parish Church was on the other side of this and to the left.

 

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 new Springfield Rd Primary school, 1969

                                                                        
photo from Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
new Springfield Primary School on Allan Street in Dalmarnock taken shortly after it opened in February 1969.
   
This new school had a capacity for over 400 pupils but with a declining population, as local tenement houses were being demolished, the school roll fell to under 100 pupils by 2003. This school is closed and pupils attend Dalmarnock PS.
A new super primary school for Bridgeton & Dalmarnock is being built next to Dalmarnock School to house pupils from Springfield, London Rd, Barrowfield & Dalmarnock schools............due in 2006.

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June 2002, email Graham Hutchison, Australia
Having accessed the Mitchell Library "Mitchell Collection", I was fairly methodically going through the street photos looking for more memories.
Would you believe that I discovered my old school, Springfield  Primary listed under the guise of Our Lady Of Fatima school, I couldn't believe it.
I know the chapel was just around the corner but from memory, I don't believe there actually was an Our Lady Of Fatima school.
I E-Mailed the Mitchell to tell them of my findings thinking here is my opportunity to cover myself in glory and forever be at the forefront of "The History of Glasgow".
They replied very quickly advising that there have been a few errors pointed out to them and that they hoped to correct them when the website is modified.
Ah well another dream shattered.  
 I visit your website every day to see who or what is new.  Saw my old mate Bob's entry in the guestbook.
By the way tell him to get his finger out and respond to my E-Mail.   Best regards   Graham





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