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Strathclyde Primary School
was always highly regarded in the
Bridgeton area and was known locally in the 70s as
school'. It was fortunate in always having a
highly committed teaching staff and supportive
parents and local business.
Our local authority closed the school in 1979 to make way for the
M74, which has never been extended !
The remaining 79 children and some staff
transferred to nearby Dalmarnock Primary.
Mrs.Marjorie Winters was the last
Headteacher of Strathclyde and is currently
Headteacher of Dalmarnock
Strathclyde's building has been renovated to
Strathclyde Business Centre and is now home to
many small business
ventures. The renovations were carried out by
Spectrum Properties who
kept many of the internal features intact ,whilst
blending in modern
,practical business facilities. Recently there was
an open day for FP's
and staff to view these changes and to reunite
with each other
----excellent, well worth a visit . The East End
Independent did a
feature on the Open Day.
|Old Pictures of
Strathclyde Primary School probably taken
at Carstairs Street
Great old picture, see the picture above which I
took in May 2002 practically from the same spot.
This picture is taken from the walkway at the
A stairway entrance here to Carstairs Street.
The house at the front was the janitor's house.
| Oct.2002, Extract from e-mail,
Margaret McWhirter, Adelaide, Australia. (e-mail:tba )
"I attended Strathclyde Primary and then
Riverside Sec. (left 1961) - Great to stroll down
memory lane- remembering all the "wee sayings" games
we played etc., I was born in French Street,
Bridgeton. Any correspondence from old school mates
either at Strathie or Riverside would be great. Love
| Oct.2002, Extract from e-mail, Betty Stites... ( email tba )
"I am an old ex pupil of Strathclyde
Street and John Street Secondary School.
I was beginning to give up hope that schools in
this area were never showing up. I am delighted
and find it very interesting as there are some
people who are in my age group and reading their
messages brought back a lot of memories. I have
just returned from a visit to East Kilbride and
made a sentimental tour of the area. So much has
changed but they cannot take away the memories. I
will be contacting some of the messages I have
read..........again thanks for this wonderful
|Feb.2019, Extract from e-mail,
Elaine Cant, age 46, Newtonards, Northern
late mother was from Glasgow. Her name was Etta
She came to
live in Northern Ireland with her mum and dad,
aged just 11. She
attended Strathclyde Primary School.
She was born in 1935. Her pals I remember her
telling me were Donald and Kathleen Curdy (or
Curdie/Curdey?), unsure of spelling.
She lived in Carstairs Street in Bridgeton between
1935 and the war ending.
Her uncle Davy lived with them at the time, a
great electrician apparently.
Her brothers were
Bill Cant, sadly now too deceased. Bill was
in the army and he
also drove buses for Glasgow Corporation.
A long shot, I know, just wondered if anyone might
remember the family? Thanks!