Another bite sized chunk of Blantyre History
Just a quick question to you, have you heard of a school referred to as The Ness’s School?
Thank you Rab. and Margaret, I do know Ness’s school very well as I was born 30yds from the school in a miners raws with the very unusual name of THE HONEYMOON. I KID YOU NOT. How it got that name I could never find out, still trying. There is a great photo on the front cover of OLD BLANTYRE showing a policeman, the building directly over his shoulder is Ness’s School.
The reason I asked was that my Grandad John Morton was the school Janitor there for many years till his death. When my brother visited Glasgow and the Masonic Lodge (which my brother and Dad were members of, also my Grandad) he was well remembered as Johnny Morton from Ness’s school. I am not sure what year he started there but at his death in 1945 age 71 it is recorded that he was a School Janitor so guess he was still putting in a days work in 45.
Love the name of your Row, and I too would be interested in knowing why it was named that.
(Note from Bill: It was nicknamed, “The Honeymoon”, because Victoria Place or Annfield Place was where newly married couples were housed in a single room.)
By the way could you give me an idea how much the book on Blantyre will cost me, if you can’t put it in the forum could you send a P message please.
All the best
At a rough guess I would say that the book would cost you at to-days rate of exchange, with air mail (VERY LIGHT 54 PAGES) into Australia—
30 Australian Dollars.
Continuing the conversation between Thomas Dunsmuir Hartman in Chicago (known as TDH or Drapadew) and originally from Logan Street, Blantyre and Margaret in Queensland Australia on TalkingScot.
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