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Miss Hamilton's Infants 2 class Hermitage Primary 19385301 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.
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Pupils Dance5198 viewsA Hermitage School Dance in the 1950s. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Hermitage staff4539 viewsMembers of the staff of Hermitage School in East Argyle Street in the early 1960s. Back: Mr MacPhail, Miss Jamieson, unknown, Mr Patteson, Dr Simpson, Mr Brown, Archie Leitch, Mr Mackinnon, Mrs McLuskey, Miss Knox, Miss Wiltshire, Angus McWilliams; middle: Mrs Younger, Miss Howieson, Mrs Hier, Bill Yule, unknown, Mr Deuchars, Mr Smith, unknown, Mrs Betty Spy, Miss Henderson; front: unknown, Tom Murray, Mrs Purdie, Arthur Brocklebank, Miss Lennie, headmaster George Mutch, Miss Mair, David Malan, Miss Munro, Mr Barr, Miss Livesy.
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Larchfield class4440 viewsA class at Helensburgh's Larchfield School in Colquhoun Street circa 1957. The teacher is Mrs Simpson. Image supplied by Robert Whitton whose father, the Rev R.A.Whitton, was minister of St Michael and All Angels Church from 1951-9.
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Qualifying4387 viewsThe Qualifying Class at Clyde Street School in 1957. Top row: Kenneth Hale, Alex Moffatt, Gordon Mickel, Stewart Johnstone, Michael Kipling, Jimmy Auchterlonie, Alistair Martin, Tom Dunn, ?, Duncan MacBride, Robert Mackie; middle: Jeanette Rae, Lorraine Marr, Fiona MacNiven, Maureen Allan, George Porteous, Ian Cairns, Paul Robertson, Don Cairns, Gillian Sergison, Joyce Robertson, Netta Adamson, Eleanor McConnell; front: Edith Jones, Ibel Ewing, Ray Dewar, Pauline Aitken, Marlyn Whyte, Elizabeth Soutar, Sheena McCubbin, Elspeth Williamson, Elizabeth Fairlie, Elizabeth Frazer, Margaret Mackillop. Image supplied by Marlyn Ritchie (nee Whyte).
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Hermitage School Pupils 19624125 viewsSenior pupils at Hermitage School in 1962. Image supplied by Gordon Mickel.
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Comet flywheel3843 viewsJohn Murray, great-grand nephew of Henry Bell, made a speech at the ceremony to mark the official unveiling of the Comet flywheel on its new East Bay site in Helensburgh during the burgh bicentenary celebrations.
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2b Hermitage Higher Grade School 19443732 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.
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Class of '583660 viewsA group of Hermitage School pupils pictured in 1958.
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Hermitage School3615 viewsThe old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street. It was built in 1880 in late Gothic style for the School Board of Row on land formerly part of Hermitage House and made available by the Cramb family, and had only five headmasters. The architect was William Spence, of Ardlui, 23 Charlotte Street, who also designed both the St Columba and Rhu churches. It was replaced by Hermitage Academy at Colgrain in 1966, and demolished in 1967.
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School comes down3606 viewsPart of the old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street is demolished by Hood and Co. in July 1967.
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End of an era3547 viewsPart of the old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street is demolished by Hood and Co. in July 1967.
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