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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 10:27 pm 
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This may have been used before but I know all of us had one...My best teacher was a Miss Redmond in St. Francis in the 1940's...She was very sweet and did not talk down to us...Made learning fun...Also had a great teacher who taught us to knit and do embroidery after school...She was a Miss McLean a sister to the McLean (The Bookmakers)...She taught us how to turn a heel on a sock...That was quite the thing to do when you were seven years old...Also we made Lapbags and the first item we knit was a facecloth made from very thick cotton yarn...It measured 6 X 6 and would have taken the face off of you had you used it on the face...ha. ha. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 1:15 pm 
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I cannot remember my teachers in primary but I remember a Miss Hughes she was a French teacher in Holyrood she had red hair and she was a beauty and our English teacher was a Miss Callaghan and the Maths was a Miss Sharkey that was round about 1946, I also remember the lapbag I made one in primary. Talking abut making a face cloth I came across a ball of wool in my "stash" and made washing up cloths far better than the ones you get today.
Did Ann tell you "Scobie" Sloan was buried on Tuesday he was a St Francis boy and was 76, He got a lovely "turn oot".
Are you back from your holiday home??
Amelia x


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:06 pm 
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I don't remember any teachers from infants school,(St Johns,Portugal St) The only one I remember from St Johns primary, Wallace St, was Miss Devine, I do remember the lollipop man at Primary School, his name was Jackie, all the weans liked him. He would give you a sweetie now and then, his kindness stuck in my mind, I can still picture him in my minds eye now, well over 40 years later. I went to John Bosco secondary school, didn't really gel with any of the teachers there.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:11 pm 
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Hi Cockatoo I was reading your post and saw that you mentioned St Johns in Wallace St when I went to St Johns I started in St Johns in Warwick St/or Nicholson St in later years and the went to St Johns in Tradeston St ,the school building is still there but don't know if it is being used as a school or what, then from there I went to Holyrood.
St. Johns in Tradeston St was an all girls school when I went there as the boys had Portugal St. school that was facing the chapel but that as away back in the early 40's so what was the school in Norfolk St near the old library? as I used to see it from the bus going into the town. Or did they start sending the boys to St. Johns at Tradeston because there used to be a bit that was in facing either Wallace or Commerse St.
When I went there in the early 40's that end was for the girls who didn't pass their exams
But going by your posts I am a lot older than you so things must have changed :lol:
I remember one end of the school looked onto West St.
Trying to think here was it West St. /Tradeston St/ad Commerse St. or Centre St will have to get out a map as the only time am down tha area it is either in a car or bus passing through it
Amelia


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:45 am 
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Hi Gang,
My favorite teacher in Primary school was a Mr Jimmy D'Arcy [St Bonaventure's=wee Bonnies] he was a very down to Earth person and would always be cracking jokes like = I just found a good way of getting into the Pictures without paying and we would all say Whats that Sir and he replied just walk in backwards and they think you're going out ha ha. He was also a Celtic fanatic and on a Monday morning one of the class would ask what did you think of the game on Saturday Sir, well that was it the school lesson went out of the window. Years later after I had finished my 5 year apprenticeship as a bricklayer, I worked on a building site with his brother John D'Arcy and as he was meeting up with him after one of the football matches I also tagged along and met my old Teacher and we had a great old laugh. Did you ever notice if your Teacher or Foreperson created a happy feeling it spread, you enjoyed your work more while having a laugh but on the other hand if you had a bad Teacher or Foreperson then one day felt like a bloomin month. Later on in my life I was Foreman Bricklayer for 30 years and always had a laugh with the Brickies and Hod Carriers under my command while treating them fairly and it paid dividends with more work getting done.
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Danny :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:55 am 
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Hey Amelia, I went to St. Johns in Nicholson St. too, we lived directly across the street from it. Went there till after first communion and confirmation. After that we went to Portugal St when was by they the primary school for both girls and boys. Then on to the St. John's in Tradeston St. The main building of the school was in Wallace St, girls entrance was in Tradeston St and the boys entrance was in West St. ;) I left there in 1968 and went to St. Bonaventures Secondary. The school opposite the Norfolk St Library was the last St. Joh'ns primary which was built to replace Tradeston St. the old one is still standing but now it is a family resource centre for families with all sorts of problems. The other one however was closed, not sure for what reason but now the Council are using it as a Skill Centre for their apprentices. ;) That school was open for less than 30 years as a school, what a waste.

Had a couple of favourite teachers there, one was Mrs McLean, she was a lovely woman who lived in Victoria Rd, round the corner from my gran and aunt. Another teacher i quite liked was Mr. Revie. All in all i really enjoyed school, each one I went to. They used to say schooldays were the best years of our lives, well I thought it was for me but would we listen at the time.....no! Now I can see that they were. :D


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This entry got me to thinking about memories of my first day at St Luke's Primary School, Ballater Street, during August 1951. These memories remain precious and etched into my frontal lobes to this day. Each new apprehensive pupil, accompanied by a parent or guardian, warmly greeted by their new teacher. In the case of my class, this turned out to be a sweet and extremely benign lady called Miss Owens. As I recollect, she bore a striking resembance to that of the Broons character: Daphne. It transpired, she had also been my mothers first primary teacher. This lovely lady effortlessly and very quickly, it seemed, managed to settle her charges in to their new environment while, at the same time, overseeing all the personal introductions and seating arrangements. We were, nevertheless, almost intuitively, aware that Miss Owens was in charge. I can still recall a number of my classmates from that first day, mostly the boys, namely Harry McGroarty, James Hendry (Biffo), James Wilson, Joseph Carroll, (I think there may have been two with this name) James Gauchan, John MacDonald, and a tiny wee guy called ? Donnelly (who had to have all his teeth removed by the time we were 7), Catherine Kirk and Margaret Brogan. The latter mentioned girl I remember vividly, mainly as a consequence of her crying for most of the first day, following the temporary departure of our parents.
Our family left the Gorbals just over 3 years later for a brand new hoose in Garthamloch, in December, 1954 to enable "the Corporation" to demolish our lovely tenament buildings at the bottom of Mathieson Street, near to Adelphi Street.
Like most folk, I often wonder where all those young budding students are now, if still alive, and what they are up to. It is entirely possible that some may have occasion to visit this site or that some of the regular Gorbals posters here may know of my erstwhile classmates. If so, might I respectfully impose upon you to let me know by way of a response? In any event, kindest regards and best wishes to them all and also all patrons of this site. Halcyon days indeed!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:00 am 
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Hi Don
Welcome to the site.
Lovely to see someone new join in. I hope someone on here can put you in touch with your former class mates.
Best regards Sheila


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:13 pm 
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Thank you for your kind response Sheila. Much appreciated. Are there any other former St Lukes pupils out there?
Kindest regards.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:19 am 
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Hi Don,
I never went to St Luke's Primary but 'am sure there must be many on this site that did and hope they answer you, yes where did all the years go ? seems like only yesterday dosen't it . On my living room wall I have a school photo of my 1st year Primary class and every time I look at it I say to all my former class mates "Well how did your life go, I hope it went as good as mine did ". In fact last week Don I was up in Glasgow for a weeks holiday [live in London now] and met up with an old school pal of mine Billy Harvie who I hadn't seen in 54 years and all thanks to the internet, we had a great catch-up and took a long walk down memory lane when we both attended St Bonaventure's school [wee Bonnie's]. So I hope someone on the site remembers you too Don when you attended St Luke's.

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Danny :)


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