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Lansdowne House2243 viewsOriginally privately-owned, the mansion on Victoria Road became a St Bride's and then Lomond School boarding house. It is now demolished, and its grounds will be the site of a housing development. Image supplied by David Arthur, date unknown.May 09, 2008
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Three Heads2477 viewsDavid Arthur (left), the first headmaster of Lomond School — formed by the merger of Larchfield School for boys with St Bride's School for girls — is pictured a long serving St Bride's head, Miss Rachel Drever Smith, who retired around 1975, and a former Larchfield head who later became the Rector of a church in the Stonehaven area, the Rev Stephen Hutchison. Image supplied by David Arthur, date unknown.May 09, 2008
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Cardross Primary School1968 viewsThe current Cardross village primary school is pictured. Image date not known.May 09, 2008
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Larchfield School2357 viewsLarchfield Academy (often called Larchfield School) was a preparatory school for boys in Colquhoun Street, founded in 1858. Among its famous pupils were author Sir James Frazer and TV inventor John Logie Baird. In the late 1920s and early 1930s Cecil Day-Lewis and W.H.Auden taught there briefly. The school merged with St Bride's School for Girls in 1977 to form Lomond School. In 1998 Larchfield was sold to Cala Homes who converted into 11 flats and built 14 new flats at the rear. Mar 05, 2008
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2b Hermitage Higher Grade School 19443296 views5: Isobel Handyside/Sheena Henderson/Irene Halford/Ailsa Howie/Mae Shields/Edith McArthur/Nanette Sinclair. 4: Lexie Bissett/Margaret Park/Margaret Cockburn/Phyllis Manderson/Elizabeth Templeton/Jean Clow/Jean McCulloch. 3: Andrena Brown/June James/Margaret Jardine/Rena Syme/Peggy McKenzie/Mary Cameron/Norma Watt/Chrissie Kinloch. 2: Isobel Dewar/Jenny Burgess/Iris Sinclair/Julia Macleod/Mollie?/Elspeth McArthur/Betty Petrie/Mary McKinstrey. Fr: Marjorie Ryrie/Maureen Gillespie/Sheila McAlpine/Cecilia Renwick/Nan Crockett.Jan 28, 2008
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St Bride's School Dance3024 viewsPupils and guests at the annual dance at Helensburgh's St Bride's (now Lomond) School. Circa 1973/4. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.Jan 28, 2008
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Miss Hamilton's Infants 2 class Hermitage Primary 19383451 viewsBack: Jim Kelly/Alastair Robertson/John Stirling/Erwin Flaherty/Brian Hick/Bert Livingstone/Robert Smith/Tony Ross. Third: Alistair Dods/Margaret Low/Mary Trail/Una Campbell/Cecilia Renwick/Constance Wright/Elspeth Perry/Nan Crockett/John Gorrie/Tom Paterson. Second: Alasdair MacFarquhar/Marjorie Ryrie/Sheana Rankin/Jenny Burgess/Kathleen Fraser/Norma Watt/Elizabeth Templeton/Maureen Gillespie/Rena Syme. Front: Roy Grant/Dougald Thomson/Iain Ross/Colin Campbell/David Watt/Kenneth Baker/Alistair Gilchrist. Jan 28, 2008
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Rosneath School2108 viewsRosneath School at the Clachan, when the uniform was rather different from today. Image date unknown.Dec 24, 2007
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TS Empress2113 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time. In this picture some can be seen aloft. Image circa 1910.Dec 05, 2007
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School comes down3173 viewsPart of the old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street is demolished by Hood and Co. in July 1967.Dec 05, 2007
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Land of the Free2366 viewsA scene from the Hermitage Academy production of 'Land of the Free', one of the sketches in a school concert entitled 'Conducted Tour" which ran for three nights in March 1969. It was the brainchild of deputy rector John Robertson. Elizabeth Burns is seen as Lady Macbeth.Nov 28, 2007
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Pupils Dance3483 viewsA Hermitage School Dance in the 1950s. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.Nov 19, 2007
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